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Caterpillar Visitors Center

110 SW Washington St, Peoria, IL 61602-2501
+1 309-675-0606
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Big Equipment

Home town for Caterpillar. Well it was a very hot day (about 40celcius) as I walked pass the... read more

Reviewed 5 September 2016
Andrew D
London, United Kingdom
via mobile
Something to see

I expected a little more history of caterpillar while I was there. Considering this is where it all... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2016
Peoria, Illinois
via mobile
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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.
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  • Very good31%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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110 SW Washington St, Peoria, IL 61602-2501
+1 309-675-0606
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Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Home town for Caterpillar. Well it was a very hot day (about 40celcius) as I walked pass the Caterpillar Visitor Center so I thought I'd pop in to get some shade and discovered they had a museum exhibiting Caterpillar Equipment for an entrance fee of...More

Thank Andrew D
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

I expected a little more history of caterpillar while I was there. Considering this is where it all started I kind of wanted to see what it was like in the beginning. There is very little of that. Instead a lot of interactive things. Kids...More

Thank nikicox1974
Reviewed 23 August 2016

I took a good friend here for his birthday on a Monday. He uses some of this equipment doing one of his side jobs. I knew he would love it but I was surprised I enjoyed it too. I think most of it was because...More

1  Thank KimberlyLange
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

If you're a Caterpillar fan or a 5 year old you'd probably have a great time. Not much there. Simulators look neat but are usually very busy.

1  Thank Sara P
Reviewed 21 August 2016

We spent about 2 hours looking and trying out all of the exhibits. My son loves all things CAT, so he was really into it. My husband and I, although not into it as much as our son, really enjoyed it too. Nice people, great...More

Thank Elizabeth S
Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

We visit a lot of museums as we travel across the country. This museum will take no more than two hours to review. I believe that if you worked for the company or were in the construction business you would find it much more interesting....More

2  Thank Oniedu
Reviewed 18 August 2016

Loved the film which is shown in bed of a really large truck. Several pieces of large equipment on display and docents were very informative and answered all questions with obvious knowledge of the Caterpillar industry and history. Parking was confusing however- many vacant parking...More

1  Thank held49
Reviewed 16 August 2016

If you like (or love) HUGE equipment, go here. OMG, standing under the 797 dump truck is amazing. Not a big place but BIG equipment. Well worth the visit. Don;t skip the opening movie in the 797 truck bed, it's very well done.

1  Thank Daniel B
Reviewed 16 August 2016

If you meet Ken you will have an experience you will not forget. He should write a book with all the stories he has about the Caterpillar company.

Thank James W
Reviewed 15 August 2016

Very good place to see and to learn the history of the Caterpillar machine. Very good simulators with some of the machine and fun to learn how they work. Good for all ages.

Thank W1951ODwilliamw
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Is there RV parking near by?
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.
Is there RV parking nearby?
22 September 2016|
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Response from Daniel B | Reviewed this property |
There are many parking lots available around the area. The underground one at the location would not be suitable, it's too low. However, I cannot help with the surrounding open lots. I suspect if you call them, they will be... More
Robert C
What is the cost to enter Caterpillar Visitors Center?
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)