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November 2015 - April 2016

Caterpillar Visitors Center

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.

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

Hours of Operation

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

Closed on Sundays and holidays.

Take a Virtual Tour

Get a glimpse of meeting rooms and exhibits.

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Buy Tickets

Employee and retiree tickets are available at the ticket counter. All other visitors may buy tickets online.

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Contact Us

(309) 675-0606


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The Caterpillar Visitors Center is located at 110 SW Washington Street in downtown Peoria, Illinois, near the Caterpillar world headquarters at the corner of Main Street and Washington Street.

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Paid parking is available in the Water Street parking garage adjacent to the facility. Metered parking is also available along Main Street and Water Street. Free two-hour parking is available at the Water Street lot under Joe's Crab Shack.

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The Caterpillar Visitors Center is a proud winner of the 2014 Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor in recognition of outstanding feedback from our visitors. Please rate your visit today!


Our Exhibits

From the Heritage Gallery to the Product Floor, the Caterpillar Visitors Center has something for everyone.

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Educator Resources

Learn more about Caterpillar Visitors Center field trips and free learning tools.

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Room Rentals

State-of-the-art meeting rooms offer a unique location for meetings and events.

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Sustainable Project

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

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Media Information

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

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Follow Us on Social Media

Connect with Caterpillar Inc on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Google+ and other social media sites.

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