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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                                  News

                                  105th Anniversary of the Panama Canal

                                  This year marks the 105-year anniversary of the completion of the Panama Canal. To commemorate this historical engineering accomplishment, the Caterpillar Visitors Center is launching a new display celebrating the event.

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                                  FATHER-SON DUO BRING CENTURY OF MACHINERY TO LIFE

                                  For Doug and Matt Veerkamp, it’s a generational journey on the jobsite and in their passion for restoring antique Cat equipment.

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                                  THE BEAUTIFUL FOUR-CYLINDER SONG SILENT FOR DECADES

                                  “What a journey it has been getting her restored back to the life she deserves,” Matt Veerkamp says proudly of the jewel in his antique machine collection.

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