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Caterpillar Visitors Center

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
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Stop Here!! It’s worth it!!

We stopped on a Wednesday afternoon in April about 3:00. Ticket sales stop at 3:30. FYI - Center... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
via mobile
Informative & FUN

So much fun to learn about how these machines are made and what they do! Very informative with... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Petersburg, Illinois
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The Caterpillar Visitors Center is a fascinating look at the company, the iron and the people making sustainable progress possible around the world. From the humble beginnings of the first tractor to the company's present-day leadership in building...more
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110 SW Washington St, Peoria, IL 61602-2501
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All reviews mining truck heavy equipment big machines on display visitor's center gift shop introductory video great company short video all ages great history entrance fee awesome place great place to visit two hours movie theater little pricey
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We stopped on a Wednesday afternoon in April about 3:00. Ticket sales stop at 3:30. FYI - Center closes at 5:00. Gift shop closes at 5:30. It took us about 1.5 hours to go through. This “museum” is very well done. The staff is friendly...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So much fun to learn about how these machines are made and what they do! Very informative with Plenty of hands-on activities for children and adults! Even simulators and an engineering challenge for older teens!

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank 77Traveler514
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you an enthusiast about machines and how mining happens this is the destination. Walk around the machines, touch and feel them. If you are bored, take a walk by the river. And if you are hungry treat yourself with great food options all at...More

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank KedarS88
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My son loved sitting in the various diggers and earth movers. He went around a few times but there was enough to keep the adults interested at the same time. Good value for money too!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank James W
Reviewed March 3, 2019

This is the first time my husband and I have been. We enjoyed it alot. People there were very informative. So much history. Recommend it.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Judith M
Reviewed February 13, 2019 via mobile

We have twin boys and they loved all the big tractors! They had a blast getting in them and acting like they were driving. Caterpillar museum is a great place to take your kids young and old.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Beth2788
Reviewed February 7, 2019

Visited here with family. They have a gift shop and some on site food and beverage purchase. They give you a small tour and show you a short video. If you are an engineer you will enjoy it. It's downtown Peoria. Machines and more machines....More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed January 6, 2019 via mobile

For adults, I’d have given a higher rating. The exhibits are interesting, the videos are informative, and it’s a cool place to spend an hour or two. For families with young children I give 3 stars. My son loves climbing on the equipment and checking...More

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank jeax2
Reviewed December 27, 2018 via mobile

I really wanted to give this experience 5 stars but unfortunately I would give it 0 if possible. After paying 7 dollars per person we expected to be able to entertain our 3 boys for more than an hour but there was only one level...More

Date of experience: December 2018
6  Thank Famof5adventures
Reviewed December 10, 2018

Since Peoria is home to Caterpiller I decided to go see their Museum. Well worth the time. I didn't know how big and world wide Caterpiller is. If you like construction or have a child who is you and they would enjoy the time. Also...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Terry C
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There is no food on site unless there is an event which brings it in... I recommend stopping at Two25 which is in walking distance and has excellent food. They also have an all you can eat 🍕 / 🥗 bar for lunch!
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Response from Carl S | Reviewed this property |
At least an hour. It could easily end up being two.