We Are Temporarily Closed

As the health and safety of our employees and guests are our top priority, the Caterpillar Visitors Center is temporarily closed to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus). We apologize for any inconvenience. We will continue to monitor the situation. Please check back here for updates.

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Caterpillar Visitors Center
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.

(Temporarily Closed)

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. 

  • 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.

(Temporarily Closed)

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

  • January 1 (New Year's Day)
  • May 31 (Memorial Day)
  • July 4 (Independence Day)
  • September 6 (Labor Day)
  • November 25 (Thanksgiving Day)
  • December 24 (Christmas Eve Day)
  • December 25 (Christmas Day)
  • December 31 (New Year's Eve Day)