Caterpillar Visitors Center

Antique Equipment
Expo through
06.20.2018
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Doug Oberhelman Caterpillar Visitors Center

 

Visit Caterpillar in Peoria, Illinois!

This isn't your average museum! Your visit begins with a virtual ride in the bed of a massive two-and-a-half story Cat 797F Mining Truck. Learn how Caterpillar's story began as two companies came together to build Caterpillar on the foundation of innovation and customer focus. Unleash your inner engineer as you design your very own Cat machine. Test your skills on a simulator to see first-hand what it's like to operate equipment the way our operators do, and no visit is complete without climbing in a motor grader, track-type tractor, or excavator on the product floor. 

Annual Passes

Do you visit us more than a couple times per year? If so, you may want to consider an Annual Pass to the Caterpillar Visitors Center! Annual Pass holders receive unlimited visits for one year from the date of purchase, $1 off admission tickets for family and friends and a 15% discount at the Cat Merchandise Center. Passes are $25 and are available at the ticket counter or by calling (309) 675-0606. 

HOURS OF OPERATION

Monday - Saturday
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
(last ticket / entry at 3:30 p.m.)

Closed on Sundays and holidays.

 

LOCATION

110 S.W. Washington Street
Peoria, IL 61602

ADMISSION

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

  • General admission: $7
  • Seniors (55+), veterans and active military: $6
  • Veterans and active military (55+): $5
  • Children (12 and under): Free
    (limit of 4 children per 1 adult ticket. Must be accompanied by an adult.)
  • Group rate (25 or more): $6

For Caterpillar employee and retiree tickets, please present your ID at the ticket counter.

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BUILDING CLOSURES

The Caterpillar Visitors Center is closed all day in observance of National Holidays:

  • January 1 (New Year's Day)
  • May 29 (Memorial Day)
  • July 4 (Independence Day)
  • September 4 (Labor Day)
  • November 23 (Thanksgiving Day)
  • December 24 (Christmas Eve Day)
  • December 25 (Christmas Day)
  • December 31 (New Year's Eve Day)

 

 

 

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Get a glimpse of meeting rooms and exhibits. (Hint: use the arrow keys to navigate the tour).

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News

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For Doug and Matt Veerkamp, it’s a generational journey on the jobsite and in their passion for restoring antique Cat equipment.

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THE BEST WEDDING EVER

Our people never cease to amaze us with their stories. Never. They’ve brought our machines along for the ride on each of their journeys. Shawn Stover and his wife, Fallon, were no different when they cruised down the aisle on a Best 60.

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“What a journey it has been getting her restored back to the life she deserves,” Matt Veerkamp says proudly of the jewel in his antique machine collection.

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The Caterpillar Visitors Center held its first Antique Equipment Show on Saturday, June 17. Several tractor collectors displayed their antique restorations along Main Street, drawing hundreds of visitors throughout the day during the 2017 Steamboat Days Festival.

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