Caterpillar Visitors Center

                    THE DOUG OBERHELMAN CATERPILLAR VISITORS CENTER

                     

                    The Caterpillar Visitors Center is temporarily closed to the public.

                    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 and in the meantime, check out our virtual tour. Thank you!   


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                    Caterpillar Visitors Center VIP Lifetime Pass

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                    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.

                    Annual Passes

                    Do you visit us more than a couple times per year? If so, you may want to consider an Annual Pass to the Caterpillar Visitors Center! Annual Pass holders receive unlimited visits for one year from the date of purchase, $1 off admission tickets for family and friends and a 15% discount at the Cat Merchandise Center. Passes are $25 and are available at the ticket counter or by calling (309) 675-0606. 

                    HOURS OF OPERATION

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

                    Closed on Sundays and holidays.

                     

                    LOCATION

                    110 S.W. Washington Street
                    Peoria, IL 61602

                     

                     

                    ADMISSION

                    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.

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                    BUILDING CLOSURES

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

                    • January 1 (New Year's Day)
                    • May 25 (Memorial Day)
                    • July 4 (Independence Day)
                    • September 7 (Labor Day)
                    • November 26 (Thanksgiving Day)
                    • December 24 (Christmas Eve Day)
                    • December 25 (Christmas Day)
                    • December 31 (New Year's Eve Day)
                    Parking Parking

                    Parking

                    Complimentary parking is available in the Water Street parking garage adjacent to the Caterpillar Visitors Center.? City fees are charged for parking along Main Street and Water Street.

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                    Take a Virtual Tour

                    Get a glimpse of meeting rooms and exhibits. (Hint: use the arrow keys to navigate the tour).

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