Get a glimpse of meeting rooms and exhibits. (Hint: use the arrow keys to navigate the tour).Take a Virtual Tour
Take 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 - and two families - came together to build a company 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, excavator and material handler on the product floor.
C.L. Best’s tractor company was on the brink. The company was struggling to make ends meet, but when things got hard C.L. never backed down. At his lowest moment, he reinvented himself and created a product that changed the world forever – and he would eventually become Caterpillar’s first and longest-running Chairman. Experience the story not many know with an in-depth look into the iron and imagination of one of the greatest innovators of our time.
The CVC Grill is open Monday through Friday, 11:30am-1pm (weather permitting). The grill is located outdoors at the corner of Washington Street and Main Street. Now serving grilled chicken sandwiches, cheeseburgers, BBQ pulled pork sandwiches, garden salads, hot dogs, chips and soda. Cash only, please.
Monday - Saturday
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
(last ticket / entry at 3:30 p.m.)
Closed on Sundays and holidays.
110 S.W. Washington Street
Peoria, IL 61602
Tickets are available online and at the ticket counter. Please note a $1 processing fee is added to each ticket purchased online.
For Caterpillar employee and retiree tickets, please present your ID at the ticket counter.
The Caterpillar Visitors Center is closed all day in observance of National Holidays:
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