About Us

Our Story

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.

The Caterpillar Visitors Center opened in October 2012 and has welcomed visitors from every state in the Union as well as visitors from around the globe. Our nearly 50,000-square-foot facility is home to eight exhibit galleries and four theaters featuring more than 50 videos and 800 photographs that tell the story of Caterpillar's 90-year legacy.

Caterpillar Visitors Center tickets make great gifts and are available for purchase at the ticket counter.

797 Entrance
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797 Entrance

797 Front
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797 Front

797 Theatre
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797 Theatre

Caterpillar Visitors Center
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Caterpillar Visitors Center

Simulator
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Simulator

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Caterpillar Visitors Center

D8 Interactive
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D8 Interactive

Earth Mechanics
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Earth Mechanics

Electro-Motive
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Electro-Motive

Model Twenty - Heritage Gallery
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Model Twenty - Heritage Gallery

Power Systems Diorama Wall
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Power Systems Diorama Wall

Product Floor
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Product Floor

Product Floor
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Product Floor

797 Entrance
797 Front
797 Theatre
Caterpillar Visitors Center
Simulator
Caterpillar Visitors Center
D8 Interactive
Earth Mechanics
Electro-Motive
Model Twenty - Heritage Gallery
Power Systems Diorama Wall
Product Floor
Product Floor

Sustainability

The Caterpillar Visitors Center achieved LEED Gold status for its many sustainable features that reduce the building’s environmental impact.

SOLAR PANELS

Solar panels on an adjacent parking deck provide about 100,000 kilowatt-hours of electric energy per year, about 10 percent of the Visitors Center's projected annual energy usage. On sunny days, however, the solar panels may fulfill up to 75 percent of the Visitors Center power needs at any given time. The solar panels electric energy production reduces greenhouse gas emissions by about 80 metric tons per year.

ENERGY-SAVING FEATURES

Through a variety of energy-saving techniques such as external sunshades, automatic daylight controls, enthalpy wheels and heat recovery chillers, the Caterpillar Visitors Center uses almost 35 percent less energy than a typical building of its size.

WATER MANAGEMENT

The Caterpillar Visitors Center includes onsite rainwater retention, high efficiency irrigation and drought tolerant native plantings. In combination, these features reduce potable water usage by 85 percent.

 

MEDIA INFORMATION

For members of the media and those who would like to promote the Caterpillar Visitors Center, we offer the following resources and contact information.

For Caterpillar Visitors Center press inquiries, please contact CaterpillarVisitorsCenter@cat.com.  

 

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