Caterpillar Visitors Center

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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. 

New in February: Black History Month Celebration

We are excited to bring a limited run exhibit to the Heritage Gallery. Experience stories through films, photographs and artifacts provided by the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum and the Peoria Historical Society.

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 30 (Memorial Day)
  • July 4 (Independence Day)
  • September 5 (Labor Day)
  • November 24 (Thanksgiving Day)
  • December 24 (Christmas Eve Day)
  • December 25 (Christmas Day)
  • December 31 (New Year's Eve Day)

Take a Virtual Tour

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

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News

An Inside Look at the Newly-Opened Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture

The Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture opened on the National Mall in September. Mary Elliott, a Museum Specialist, has helped research, conceptualize and design the museum’s “Slavery and Freedom” exhibition.

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CATERPILLAR ENTERS HOME AND OUTDOOR POWER MARKET

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