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Great place for family visit

This is a great place for adults and children. The films are interesting and the hands on driving... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Evansville, Indiana
Small, but interesting

A good stopping point for people of all ages. Friendly, helpful staff are around to explain things... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kathy V
Christchurch, New Zealand
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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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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place for adults and children. The films are interesting and the hands on driving experience is fun for all. Standing next to some of the huge equipment in use today is an amazing experience.

Thank roemc
Reviewed 1 week ago

A good stopping point for people of all ages. Friendly, helpful staff are around to explain things to visitors. Very good displays. Good gift store for CAT branded items.

Thank Kathy V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely awesome! The displays of equipment were unbelievable! Interactive equipment for anyone to try and operate! Truly fascinating! Grandkids were very excited! Highly recommend this to anyone!

Thank LaVerda P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We hadn’t been here before, but I wanted to take a trip and go. It’s down by the riverfront and I had no idea how much is down there Right next door is the river front museum. We will be returning to visit there as...More

Thank LordRaiden
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited the Caterpillar Visitor Center for the first time and will definitely be back! Children under 12 are FREE! Our 4 year old grandson loved it! At least 5 vehicles to climb up into and experience the driver’s seat. In addition, simulators that you can...More

Thank nkl55
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

See amazing pieces of new and old equipment. Have a little fun with hands attractions and large vehicles to sit on. See the history of one of America's largest companies.

Thank 399frederickh
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As we‘re proud of being CAT supplier and having minimum once a year trip to Peoria (normally twice- ....note we‘re from Germany) we always say at the visitor center to see what‘s new. 797 replica in real size is always impressing. The movie at the...More

Thank Herme H
Reviewed July 9, 2018

Its been a while since I've been there (probably a couple of years), but at the time, I was with my brother from the Chicago suburbs, who came down to Peoria with a group of his grandkids. They liked it so much that he took...More

1  Thank tquinn3
Reviewed July 3, 2018 via mobile

We took a little time to see the Caterpillar machines and try the simulators. I loved the engines and being able to sit in the cabs.

Thank Jehrlich2
Reviewed June 24, 2018

Nice tour for anyone interested in the heavy machinery. The opening movie in the large dump truck was very interesting. The staff were quite knowledgeable and the displays were informative and the simulators were fun. Definitely recommend this center.

1  Thank loriar
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Tracy W
August 1, 2018|
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Response from isuggs | Reviewed this property |
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!
Bobbie M
July 14, 2018|
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Response from Carl S | Reviewed this property |
At least an hour. It could easily end up being two.
June 2, 2018|
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yes to both