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Caterpillar Visitor's Center

110 SW Washington St, Peoria, IL 61602


Learn about Black and Yellow in the most exciting way possible at the Caterpillar Visitors Center!

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. You'll find interactive displays and exhibits sure to engage and entertain visitors of all ages. Spend an hour or an afternoon. It's all up to you. Reflect on the past and enjoy a journey through time in the Caterpillar Heritage Gallery. From helping build San Francisco's famed cable car system to the construction of the Three Gorges Dam in China, to the widening of the Panama Canal and hundreds of important milestones in between, Caterpillar was there and you can learn about it all here. Explore how customers' ideas drive design and product decisions in the Immersive Visualization center where you can sit in the seat of a machine of the future or walk an assembly line of a factory not yet built. It's the same 3D technology that Caterpillar uses to design and build machines, engines and factories today, and it's a fascinating look into product development. Open your imagination in a visit to the Future Theater where the possibilities of tomorrow's world unfold, seeming as vast as the planet itself. Meet the people of Caterpillar — employees, suppliers, dealers and customers — make sustainable progress possible around the world every day. Visit Caterpillar people at work and see them through windows of different parts of the world. Learn how Caterpillar people all over the globe help neighbors and give back to their communities.


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  • Mon: 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Tue: 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Wed: 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Thu: 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Fri: 10:00am – 5:00am
  • Sat: 10:00am – 7:00am
  • Sun: Closed

Tickets are available online and at the ticket counter. Please note a $1 processing fee is added to each ticket purchased online.

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