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Caterpillar Visitors Center

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Address: 110 SW Washington St, Peoria, IL 61602-2501
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+1 309-675-0606
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10:00 - 15:30
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Mon - Sat 10:00 - 15:30
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The Caterpillar Visitors Center is a fascinating look at the company, the...

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 infrastructure and powering the planet — it's all right here on Peoria's beautiful riverfront. We invite you to experience Caterpillar like never before and plan your visit today.

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Nice family outing

my dad worked for CAT for 43 years, and I really enjoyed the historical and equipment displays. my grand children liked the interactive games and beong able to climb up into the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 January 2017
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Dayton, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

my dad worked for CAT for 43 years, and I really enjoyed the historical and equipment displays. my grand children liked the interactive games and beong able to climb up into the large tractors and trucks.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

The gentleman that was in charge of movie area was very informative. The little kids loved climbing into the Caterpillar vehicles. There is a lot of information to read about too. A great and inexpensive way to spend a couple of hours.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

We live in town. Finally went to the visitors center. They have a movie inside a big truck. Some nice hands on things kids can do. Also you can sit inside the tractors.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

The Caterpillar Visitors Center was a great place to kill some time on a cold day, and by the way made me really appreciate the accomplishments of this foundational American company. Informative exhibits without being too technical, and the whole place reflects the pride the company rightfully has in its products.

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Benowa, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

It was the men who wanted to visit here however I found it very interesting and learned so much. Definitely worth a visit if. you're in Peoria.

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Monterrey, México
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

A place where converge modernity and history. The iconic company from Peoria Il. (CATERPILLAR Inc), show the essence of his products success.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

We had a good time at the CAT Visitor's Center. It was neat to sit in the theater they built in the dump bed of a HUGE mining truck! They also had simulators we liked playing on. It takes more focus and coordination than one would imagine to control these machines.

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Peoria, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

Our 3.5 year old grandson and 15monthold granddaughter from San Diego loved their visit here. The vehicle simulators were fun for our adult son and his children.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

A commendable center put together by Caterpillar to reflect their global presence and invest in their community. The kids had a ball playing on the equipment and watching the movie in the large truck. Worth a visit if you're in the area!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

My husband and I visited this museum when business took us to Peoria. We happened upon it while walking and photographing the sculptures in town. We owned many pieces of Caterpillar equipment in the past when we operated a composting facility, so we enjoyed learning more about the company and its equipment. The staff and volunteers at the museum were... More 

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