June 8, 2023

Ensanta Catalina

Aventure et nature

Destination Illinois: Caterpillar Visitors Center

PEORIA, Unwell. (WMBD) — The Caterpillar Visitors Heart is positioned on the Peoria Riverfront, in the vicinity of the Peoria Riverfront Museum.

The center opened in 2012 and has welcomed website visitors from each individual state and far more than 40 nations.

Inside is a whole earth painted Caterpillar yellow. It is portion historic museum, portion arms-on action, and some other exciting things. 

This may possibly look to be a Caterpillar 797F mining truck. One of the major dump vehicles in the environment, it can carry 400 tons of ore, but within one is a theater.

“Our guests are often stunned at the dimension of the 797-mining truck, but seeing it in man or woman, all two and a 50 percent tales of it is really spectacular. Despite the fact that you simply cannot drive our gear, you can check your techniques on our simulators, and now by way of the conclude of the 12 months, we’re that includes our CAT Trials exhibit. It is been a strike as perfectly,” mentioned Caterpillar Spokesperson Susan Morton.

Portion of that Cat Trials exhibit is the world’s premier recreation of Jenga. The Caterpillar Guests Heart will show you how they had been stacked making use of CAT equipment to hoist and slide the 660-pound wood blocks.

When you are by way of viewing every thing, there are always CAT souvenirs available on-web site.