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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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A little gem with a great story

I saw the Blue Whale of Catoosa on Altas Obscura's Website and I had to check it out when I out there for business. I managed to get there just before dusk. I saw a family with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

I saw the Blue Whale of Catoosa on Altas Obscura's Website and I had to check it out when I out there for business. I managed to get there just before dusk. I saw a family with a couple of kids playing on the whale and fishing (catch and release). The lady in the gift shop shared with me pictures... More 

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Green Valley, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

If you are traveling Route 66 you cannot miss the Blue Whale as it is huge. It started out as an anniversary present back in the 1970s, became a water park, closed in 1988, and now has been restored and visitors can go inside and climb on the whale. Swimming is no longer allowed, but catch and release fishing is,... More 

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

No other place in America has The Blue Whale! A small park where you can get out, have a picnic if you want, take some photos, and just relax. A neat place for the kids!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

I remember it from when I was a kid so it was cool to see it again. You can't swim here anymore but it's neat to see. The lady in the gift shop is super nice and chatty.

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greencastle, IN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

It's literally a just sculpture of a whale, sitting in a pond. Perfect way to break up the monotony of a road trip. Or, if you're like the couple I saw there, it's a great place for a romantic rendezvous.

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Claremore, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

How I love Blue, he was the swimming hole in the late 70 ' s and 80's sad when it closed. However, very happy to see it as a national and historical icin on Rte 66

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Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

I was born in Tulsa and lived there for 18 years but I never stopped to see the whale until my husband and I moved to Wisconsin. We drove back to OK in July 2014 and stopped there and it was great. Our 18 month old loved the whale. There isn't too much to do but stretch and take pictures... More 

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Neath, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Very fun and worth a stop when travelling route 66. It was also really nice to see the terrapins swimming about in the pond. Good fun even if it's just to take a photo or 2. Definitely one of a kind.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Stop in and check it out... free admission, although they do have a donation box for maintenance and upkeep. There are a couple of food trucks parked out in front which makes it look a little tacky. But worth the visit.

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Cahokia, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This is so corny and gaudy that I just had to stop to see it! I'll say one thing, it puts Catoosa on the map! The locals seem to have a heartfelt affection for the big guy. Admission is free though there is a donation box. I sprang for a couple of bucks. There are also some antique cars and... More 

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