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Blue Whale of Catoosa

2600 State Highway 66, Catoosa, OK 74015
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Ranked #1 of 7 Attractions in Catoosa
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

In what remains of an old swimming hole and nature park is one of the most popular sights on Route 66, the Blue Whale. The whale and adjacent picnic area have been renovated and very friendly, onsite volunteers informed us that current plans are to continue renovating the nature/reptile park. Food (a tamale stand and and a barbecue stand) and... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

A cool and unique roadside attraction that we stopped at whilst driving Route 66. Area is safe and quiet. You can walk inside of the whale and also climb the ladder to the upper deck if you want to. Definitely worth a stop.

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Maineville, Ohio
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37 reviews 37 reviews
6 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

This vintage attraction is still around and we were so happy to visit and help support it for future generations.

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108 reviews 108 reviews
63 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

This was super cool! I had researched the story behind this before we visited, and was able to share some details with our girls - 19, 16, 10 yo when we visited. What an experience this must have been back in the day. My children enjoyed walking along the inside of the whale, climbing up the ceiling to the inside... More

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Mebane, North Carolina
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48 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Recently our family motored west from Joplin, Mo., to Catoosa, Ok on old Route 66, the final stop being the Blue Whale in Catoosa, one of Route 66' most well known quirky stops. My understanding is that this was built by a guy as a wedding present for his wife, which makes you reaaaallly wonder what kind of girl he... More

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Oklahoma
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66 reviews 66 reviews
29 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

The Blue Whale is exceptional. The attraction is free, and you can't beat that. The grounds have been cleaned up tremendously since I went last, you even were able to walk up to and around the ARK and the fairy ring. There is a path around the pond which allows you to enjoy the nature you are in. The whale... More

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Wichita, Kansas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Easy to find, this super clean stop made everyone smile. It's a feel good stop. Hard to believe its as old as it is because everything has been kept ip so well. Btw the themed bathrooms were also extremely clean. This would be a great picnic stop.

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Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Seriously, this isn't a big deal but just part of the Route 66 fun! Where else would you find a whale in a pond???

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Chicago, Illinois
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

I'm glad I had a Route 66 guide book or I would never have found Blue (that's his name), let alone ever heard of him. I was headed East and although you can see Blue from the road, if you don't know to look for him, you'll blow past him and swear he was never there. Blue is massive, and... More

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OKC
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4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

I will admit that I had built this up in my head over the years. It looks great from the road. Up close it is rundown. The pier was loose in places. The lake was dirty and gross. There were dead fish floating around. But you could tell it used to be nice. There is a donation box at the... More

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