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Outside of Caterpillar Visitors Center
Outside of Caterpillar Visitors Center

The 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 track-type tractor.

Engineer's Day 2024


Sun, Feb 18 | Noon-5 pm | FREE DAY

Join us for Engineering Day 2024 for hands-on activities and competitions presented by local engineering groups.

Activities include:

Scavenger Hunt | Peoria Riverfront Museum and Caterpillar Visitors Center | 12-5 PM

Enhance your Engineering Day experience and learn more about the Peoria Riverfront Museum and Caterpillar Visitors Center by participating in the scavenger hunt. Submit your hunt guide at the end of the day and qualify for a cool prize! Guides will be available at the entrances of both facilities. 

Resume Workshops and STEM | Caterpillar Visitor Center | 1- 4 pm

Students, grades 10-12 are invited to participate in a resume and recruiting experience to help them prepare for the next phase of their future. Space is limited. Register here: Resume and Interview Workshops. Plan to attend one of the open sessions dedicated to an overview of career opportunities at Caterpillar. Registration for the open sessions is not required. 

32nd Annual ASCE Bridge Contest | Riverfront Museum Giant Screen Theater | 1:30 pm

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) would like to extend an invitation to the 5th- 8th grade students at your school to compete in the 2024 ASCE Bridge Building Contest.

And so much more!



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



110 S.W. Washington Street
Peoria, IL 61602



Tickets are available at the ticket counter. 

  • General admission: $7
  • Seniors (55+): $6
  • Veterans and active military: $6
  • 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.


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

  • New Year's Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Eve Day
  • Christmas Day
  • New Year's Eve Day