Caterpillar Visitors Center

No matter what your age is, the interactive displays and exhibits at the Caterpillar Visitors Center are going to hold your attention firmly. This place was opened in 2012 and since the first day it has welcomed visitors from around the globe. Featuring more than 50 videos, 8 exhibit galleries, and four theaters Caterpillar Visitors Center narrates its magical legacy. You are sure to walk out impressed and amazed by the visitor’s center at this place. Play with big machines, unleash your inner engineer or learn like a child, everything is possible at Caterpillar Visitors Center. It is located at Washington St, Peoria, IL. Rest assured if you are planning to visit this place with your kids, they will have an amazing time climbing the equipment.



Get indulge in the technical aspect of modern-day machinery. You start your journey with the 2-minute video of the mining truck. This virtual ride is equivalent to the real one. Caterpillar Visitors Center nourishes the past in the Heritage Gallery section where you will understand the process of how things were constructed in old times. This sections is going to keep you on your toes. In this exhibition, you will learn the San Francisco’s famed cable car system, the construction of the Three Gorges Dam in China, to the widening of the Panama Canal. They don’t let your imagination rest right there and take you on a future tech ride.

Event Space:

Imagine greeting your loved one at this place with a special event. Conducting a co-operate meeting in the uniquely styled room on a half-day or full-day rental basis. Yes, you get complimentary admission to the exhibit for you and your guest. Exclusive catering is available during the events. Make sure not to carry any outside food or drink to this place.


The Caterpillar Visitors center offers a curriculum up to 12th grade in various subjects. The main purpose of the curriculum is to educate children before, after, and in between the field trips.


To reduce the building’s environmental impact this place has achieved LEED gold status.

By onsite rainwater retention, the water usages of the Caterpillar Visitors Center are reduced by 85%.

This place is consistently rated as the number 1 place to visit in Peoria.


You can purchase the gift tickets from the counter offer your closed ones a visit to this place. Field trips are also available for more interactive sessions. Make sure to enter the on-site caterpillar merchandise sections to select from diverse options of items to take home. From the branded footwear to designer apparel be surprised by the unique items here.

What to expect:

Caterpillar Visitors center is a 1.5 to 2 hours enjoyable trip. This place is open from Monday to Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm. The last ticket entry to this place is at 3.30 pm. Educators are encouraged to use a pass for a complimentary visit. Please expect free parking at the center.

Plan to visit:

You can get the tickets online through the website or via the counter. General admission is 7$, seniors and veterans 6$, for children it is free. You can also plan a group visit (25 persons or more) at 6$.  Caterpillar Visitors Center is closed on the National Holidays. Please follow the latest Covid-19 norms at this place.

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