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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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Blue Whale of Catoosa

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 13, 2015
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Ok so of course this is a bit tacky but it somehow really makes you smile and it was better and bigger than we expected. It must have been fun when it was a swimming lake. You definitely have to stop if you are doing Route 66

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Very kitsch but worth stopping at for a photo. Nice shady spot with tables set up to have a picnic, there are even a couple of food trucks to buy something.

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Owasso, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Wonderful setting and an icon of the "Mother Road"! Good photo op and a gift shop that is NOT very well stocked. No variety of T's but still worth the visit! The best thing about the location is "Molly's Tamales" that are served in the parking lot! Great real authenic Mexican homemade Tamales! Try the sour cream/cilantro/jalepeno! All tamales (pork... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We stopped here while traveling along Route 66. It's a great place to stop and stretch your legs, take a bathroom break, have a picnic, take some photos, and you can even fish there. We stopped in the gift shop to make a donation and the son of the man who built the whale was working. He told us some... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Ok, Ok ,...yes it's kind of cheesy as other have stated, but it essentially represents a part of America that is slowly slipping away. Seems like most of the old roadside attractions and amusement parks are being torn down, and replaced by yet another cheap hamburger chain joint, or big-box warehouse store. Look at it this way, ...... would you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015 via mobile

a great spot to get out and stretch your legs of have a picnic. Climb in the whale for some fun family photos!

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