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Oct 22, 2012

Peoria Riverfront Museum, Cat Visitors Center grand opening October 20, 2013

Peoria Riverfront Museum, Cat Visitors Center grand opening

"Hundreds of people attended the grand opening of the Peoria Riverfront Museum and Caterpillar Visitors Center. Both projects total about $200 million, with the museum project first talked about more than 12 years ago. US Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood praised the collaboration between the city, county, lawmakers and business investment that made the project a reality: "

“The people that are gathered here continued to work
The Plan
until we came together around the idea that we have so much history in this community and so much to share with the world and the world community that will come here as a result of Caterpillar being here, within our state and community, we need one place and one place only, and that’s what we’re celebrating here today,” LaHood says."

"The Riverfront Museum includes a digital big screen theatre, planetarium and exhibits showcasing the history of Central Illinois. The Caterpillar Visitors Center includes a movie theatre inside a D-797 mining truck and exhibits detailing the company's outreach across the world."

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