Experience Caterpillar like never before at the new Caterpillar Visitors Center.
Caterpillar Visitors Center
THE PAST Visit the Heritage Gallery
Caterpillar Visitors Center
A MACHINE Sit in the simulator chair
BOOK A BIRTHDAY
BOOK A HOLIDAY
NOW HOSTING FIELD
NEW "THE LOVE OF
THE BRAND" DISPLAY
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.
Experience Caterpillar at your own pace. On this self-guided journey you'll find interactive displays and exhibits sure to engage and entertain visitors of all ages.
Tickets are available online* and at the ticket counter.
General admission: $7
Seniors (55+), veterans and active military: $6
Military (55+): $5
Children )12 and under): Free (limit of 4 children per 1 adult ticket purchased)
Group Rate (25 or more): $6
* Note: A $1 processing fee is added to each ticket purchased online.
For Caterpillar employee and retiree tickets, please present your I.D. at the ticket counter.
Caterpillar Visitors Center ticket vouchers make great gifts and are available for purchase at the ticket counter. For more information about vouchers or school group pricing, please call (309) 675-0606.
Hours of Operation
The Caterpillar Visitors Center is open from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday (last ticket sold at 3:30 p.m.). Most guests spend 1 ½ - 2 hours during their visit.
2013 Holiday Closings: The Caterpillar Visitors Center is closed ALL DAY the following dates in 2013 for observance of National Holidays:
Monday, January 1, 2013 (New Years Day)
Monday, May 27, 2013 (Memorial Day)
Thursday, July 4, 2013 (Independence Day)
Monday, September 2, 2013 (Labor Day)
Thursday, November 28, 2013(Thanksgiving Day)
Tuesday, December 24, 2013 (Christmas Eve Day)
Wednesday, December 25, 2013 (Christmas Day)
Tuesday, December 31, 2013 (New Years Eve Day)
The Cat® Merchandise Cetner is located in the Caterpillar Visitors Center, but you do not need to purchase a ticket to shop. The Cat Merchandise Center is open Monday through Saturday, 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Numerous public parking lots are available in the downtown area, including metered parking along Water Street and Main Street, and at the Water Street lot near Joe's Crab Shack. Guests choosing to park in the adjacent parking garage must enter the facility through a controlled, handicap access door which must be opened by Caterpillar associates. Please press the intercom button for access. Check here for available Downtown Peoria parking locations.