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Caterpillar Visitors Center

110 SW Washington St, Peoria, IL 61602-2501
+1 309-675-0606
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Good Insight into Company

After having a lot of difficulty trying to figure out where to park (we did see a lot of... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
San Clemente, California, USA
Waste of Time

This place is easily one of the worst "visitor's centers" I have ever seen. After paying $7 a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lake Ozark, Missouri
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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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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
110 SW Washington St, Peoria, IL 61602-2501
+1 309-675-0606
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Reviewed 6 days ago

After having a lot of difficulty trying to figure out where to park (we did see a lot of instructive signs for visitors), we entered the center around mid-morning. Basically the center is a split between serving the public, and potential national and international customers...More

Thank JohnD63487
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is easily one of the worst "visitor's centers" I have ever seen. After paying $7 a person to get it, to something that doesn't compare to John Deere in Moline for FREE, is ludicrous. The fantasy of CAT being in the Peoria area...More

Thank Toddsbc383
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great history of big equipment, currently they are displaying early CAT equipment, fun simulators for adults

Thank Joseph D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tells history of the company. Informative exhibits. Equipment that can be climbed on, simulation areas - you can drive a piece of the equipment. My husband is a retiree so not charged an admission fee. Children have a great time. You can spend as much...More

Thank Queenmum37
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Explore the machines of Cat, watch a video in a dump truck.... It’s definitely a must see of Peoria for families with kids! Simulators that are like driving a machine are a bit with the big kids too .

1  Thank Joni S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nicely done. Love the simulators. It was fun to try to steer the excavator. It provided a little competition with your friends. All the movies were interesting and worth watching.

Thank Darlene S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not a truck person but thought there was a lot to see and do. The best part was sitting in the box of the big UKe truck. Also loved the antique display. I think they should make it a permanent display.

Thank Patate
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I spent 2 hours here but could have spent longer. Very informative, and vey well laid out. The staff are all very enthusiastic about Caterpillar, which helps the whole ambience of this centre. If you are interested in engineering or Caterpillar machines, this is definitely...More

Thank Teresa C
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

it's not my 1st visit but always like to back there - maybe even Cat will invest a bit more and enlarge the building and allow for a bit more "touch & feel" 797 off road mining truck make outstanding feeling how actually small we...More

Thank Karolina C
Reviewed 10 September 2017

We stopped to visit the Catapillar Visitor's Center - and were not disappointed. You are greeted warmly and invited into the inside of one of their mining equipment "trucks". Granted - we learned pretty quickly, the machine as not real - as the real ones...More

Thank Susan R
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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)