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Caterpillar Visitors Center

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Address: 110 SW Washington St, Peoria, IL 61602-2501
Phone Number: +1 309-675-0606
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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If you visit Peoria and should visit Caterpillar Visitor Center with historical & new Cat models and with next building we can buy Cat products in a Cat Store.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 July 2016
Piracicaba, SP
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Piracicaba, SP
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

If you visit Peoria and should visit Caterpillar Visitor Center with historical & new Cat models and with next building we can buy Cat products in a Cat Store.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

I'm not usually into machinery, but this museum is fascinating. There is a Disneyland like introductory film explaining just how truly international Caterpillar is. Then you can see real earthmoving equipment and even try a virtual experience of trying to drive one of these monsters.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

I took a friend from Canada and we both thoroughly enjoyed looking at all the different objects to purchase.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

Self-guided tours show the history and development of Caterpillar company and products. It is an impressive array of equipment. Male and female, young and old can't help but be impressed. Many types of media help captivate visitors.

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Williamson, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

Came here to see my company's exhibits. Had a good time. Lots of things to do for adults, a few cool photo ops for kids. Where else can you get inside and play on such large equipment? If you like History and machines then you will be happy.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

We visited here with a group from our car convention.. The first thing you see when you enter are various parts of Cat machinery. We got here after the rest of the group and the ladies at the ticket counter whisked us right into the center. there you sit in the bed of a huge dump truck for a short... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

Did the tour at Caterpiller info victor centre, good to see size and how many places use The engine or whose equipment. It is close to the river front museum where we also went to see a 3 D Movie on monarch butterflies. Parking is paid for at centre and glad there was a big lot as we felt garage... More 

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Galesburg, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

Took the grandsons for a visit to see the big, heavy equipment and climb on it. Even the 6-year-old liked the movie explaining caterpillar. We paid for 3 hours parking but didn't need all that time for the center. We ate lunch, walked along the river and watched a tug push a barge, watched a train go by and then... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

Everything CAT,great history lesson,super kid friendly, so many friendly people!! They tell you probably 2 hour tour,we spent 1 !/2 but we could have spent longer as only had that amour of time.

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Peoria, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

This was a fun 1 1/2 hours for my son, his friend and grandson (age 3). They looked at the displays but were more interested in climbing on the actual equipment and kick the tires!

Thank bjlemont

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