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Caterpillar Visitors Center

110 SW Washington St, Peoria, IL 61602-2501
+1 309-675-0606
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GREAT please to visit.

This was a GREAT place to visit. We did have had kids, but kids would LOVE being able to get on... read more

Reviewed 16 February 2017
Chuck L
Florissant, Missouri
My 3 Boys Loved it!

My kids loved this place. They can climb on the tractors, diggers, and dump trucks. They had a... read more

Reviewed 16 February 2017
Jamie T
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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 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.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good32%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“big machines” (13 reviews)
“dump truck” (13 reviews)
“heavy equipment” (13 reviews)
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110 SW Washington St, Peoria, IL 61602-2501
+1 309-675-0606
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Reviewed 16 February 2017

This was a GREAT place to visit. We did have had kids, but kids would LOVE being able to get on the big equipment.

Thank Chuck L
Reviewed 16 February 2017

My kids loved this place. They can climb on the tractors, diggers, and dump trucks. They had a blast and it's close to the river. After we played there for 2 hours we took a walk near the water and ate lunch near there. Was...More

Thank Jamie T
Reviewed 13 February 2017

One of the best corporate visitor centers we've been to. Great displays on the history of Caterpillar - with the typical horn-tooting about their greatness :) Two things stood out to me - the actual earth-moving equipment you could sit in (which was inside the...More

Thank BudAndPam
Reviewed 13 February 2017

We enjoyed a wonderful evening viewing the Titanic exhibit. The staff were wonderful in making sure we found our way around and we were comfortable. The 3+ hour program was first class with a sit down dinner served by Cracked Pepper. The big screen was...More

Thank Bob R
Reviewed 4 February 2017

I've always had a thing for Cat equipment, finally visited the museum. What a great place. Not only the history of Cat, but kind of the history of manufacturing and heavy construction in the US. I highly recommend the tour. The only negative I saw...More

Thank Jim H
Reviewed 30 January 2017

We had some time before we had to be at the Civic Center , my husband is retired from CAT and thought it would be intersting to visit. It was very interesting and if you have any questions there are plenty of volunteers to offer...More

Thank babica49
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

I wish I could give this place 10 stars! Exceptional value! Super friendly and knowledgeable staff. Eager to answers questions and give great insight about everything Caterpillar. We took a 14 year old girl and a 2 yr old boy. Both loved it and were...More

Thank ChiTownM
Reviewed 20 January 2017

We parked in the free parking underneath the center, and took the elevator up. We were welcomed as we entered and given a brief overview. We watched the introductory video, which was inside one of their bigger trucks. Did I say HUGE? (see the pic)...More

1  Thank Craig K
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.

Thank cdfkrf
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.

Thank Angela M
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9 April 2017|
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Response from Etonian30 | Reviewed this property |
Large parking lot next to Hooters is for bus and RV parking. Just 5-10 minute walk to museum.
22 September 2016|
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Response from Allan C | Reviewed this property |
Spindler's Campground is just up the river, north east of Caterpillar's Visitors Center, about a 8 minute drive. There are usually several RV's parked there. Enjoy your stay!
Robert C
11 September 2016|
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Response from Elizabeth S | Reviewed this property |
Adults are $7, but my husband, who is 55, got in for the "Senior" rate of $6. :o)