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Blue Whale of Catoosa

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Address: P.O. Box 66, Route 66, Catoosa, OK 74015
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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Free attraction along Route 66

We stopped at the Blue Whale coming back from Claremore, and it's a fun thing to take your family to see along Route 66. There isn't a fee to walk through the whale, but there is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 4, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

One of the top stops along the entire Route 66 highway, This originally was an anniversary present that evolved into a swimming hole. Still in great shape,do stop here for a visit and pictures. Major point - be careful if you climb up that tiny ladder to sit on the whale's back. I t could be difficult for some to... More 

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Bradford, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

This is a simple and fun attraction for the whole family. There is no admission fee but you can donate at the gift shop. When we were planning our trip I saw photos of this and thought "oh, big deal". But it really is fun to walk through the whale's mouth to the tail area and climb up the ladder... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Just a fun place to see! Take photos and walk through a blue whale :) Sat at the top of the tale for a while with the sun beating down the whole vibe of the place was very relaxed I could've stayed there all day the lady looking after the place that day was really nice and friendly offered to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Better than I expected from the photos. You can go into the whale's mouth and climb up 2 nd floor, stick out your head from one of the windows and let your friend take a picture of you. Swimming not allowed. You can do fishing but it's a catch and release pond. It is free but donation is welcomed. Kids... More 

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Edmond, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

We stopped at the Blue Whale coming back from Claremore, and it's a fun thing to take your family to see along Route 66. There isn't a fee to walk through the whale, but there is a gift shop/donation center if you care to contribute to maintenance costs. There is a picnic area, some food trucks were parked in the... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

If you are a Route 66 buff, this is a stop you need to make. Admission is free and there are picnic tables as well as a few food stands. You can fish in the lake but swimming is no longer allowed. They are slowly restoring this icon which is a great thing, but it is still in need of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

The Blue Whale of Catoosa is an awesome attraction to go to with your family. It is free and lots of fun so long as you are prepared with a swimsuit and sunscreen. The only problem is how crowded the lake can get, but aside from that, the Blue Whale is a great free attraction just off Route 66.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Students studying whales in Kansas were given a tour of the whale and learned lots of local information. It is always interesting and unique to visit this fun place

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Your not going to see THIS anywhere else so take a moment and stop to see a historic iconic treasure on Route 66. If you have children I assure you they will always remember it and they can walk into the belly of the whale! You can picnic here. Bring a camera! …and watch for a movie that will be... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We AlWAYS have to make a stop when we are In this area! It's about a 4 hour drive, we usually go to the Aquarium in Jenks, then to the whale to picnic, take some pictures and let the kids stretch their legs. Awesome 66 stop! Be sure to check out totem pole park as well, not RT 66, but... More 

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Address: Address: P.O. Box 66, Route 66, Catoosa, OK 74015
Location: United States  >  Oklahoma (OK)  >  Catoosa

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