Visit Caterpillar

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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.

An Old Fashioned Holiday!

Come celebrate with us! This holiday season the antique machines are lit up and ready to be the star of your family photo. Our 2023 display is available on our machine floor during regular business hours through the first of the year. 

Caterpillar Visitors Center decorated for the holidays

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