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. You’ll find interactive displays and exhibits sure to engage and entertain visitors of all ages. Spend an hour or an afternoon. It’s all up to you. Reflect on the past and enjoy a journey through time in the Caterpillar Heritage Gallery. From helping build San Francisco’s famed cable car system to the construction of the Three Gorges Dam in China, to the widening of the Panama Canal and hundreds of important milestones in between, Caterpillar was there and you can learn about it all here. Explore how customers’ ideas drive design and product decisions in the Immersive Visualization center where you can sit in the seat of a machine of the future or walk an assembly line of a factory not yet built. It’s the same 3D technology that Caterpillar uses to design and build machines, engines and factories today, and it’s a fascinating look into product development. Open your imagination in a visit to the Future Theater where the possibilities of tomorrow’s world unfold, seeming as vast as the planet itself. Meet the people Caterpillar people—employees, suppliers, dealers and customers—make sustainable progress possible around the world every day. Visit Caterpillar people at work and see them through windows of different parts of the world. Learn how Caterpillar people all over the globe help neighbors and give back to their communities. Take home a tractor Or a Cat hat! The on-site Cat Merchandise Center offers a wide selection of collector die-cast scale models and the latest in Cat and Caterpillar branded footwear and designer apparel. Find the perfect gift for the Cat enthusiast in your family. Or pick out a pair of popular Cat boots for yourself. The corporate meeting rooms at the Caterpillar Visitors Center are available for half-day and full-day rentals, as well as evening events. All rooms include VGA, HDMI and audio receptacles for laptop connectivity. Each room has its own video projector and projection screen and is wired with microphones and speakers for clear audio and teleconferencing. Rooms are designed to host corporate meetings and events. Room rental rates also include complimentary access to the exhibit areas on the meeting day(s). MEETING SPACE: 4,376 sq. ft. of total meeting space Number of meeting rooms: 3 Largest meeting room: 2,576 sq. ft. Banquet capacity: 104 Outdoor balcony space with views of the Illinois River.