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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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Illinois
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107 reviews 107 reviews
48 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
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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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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St. Louis, Mo
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

It is a good place for a stop on Route 66. It is a way to view the old sights that entertained the family on cross country trips. It is a great opportunity to share the Blue Whale's history with young children.

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Albuquerque
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

This giant blue whale is right off the main road - you can't miss it! If you enjoy strange things people have put next to highways, this is right up your alley! The Blue Whale is right on Route 66 in Catoosa, OK - just right next to Tulsa. If you're traveling this way, the Blue Whale is a great... More

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Salem, Oregon
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98 reviews 98 reviews
42 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Highly recommend that you stop here . . . very beautiful, lovely spot and the whale is so cute!!! It is very near the road and easy to get to. There is a gift shop, but it was closed the day that I visited. You can walk right into the big whale!!!

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Junction City, Kansas
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

This was an unplanned stop on a weekend trip to Tulsa, Oklahoma. IF you love the Route 66 history this is a must see stop. No fee and a great picnic area!!

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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37 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

I was really looking forward to seeing the Blue Whale, but we nearly drove past it, it's not very well signposted. It's cool and was probably fantastic in it's heyday but not it looks like it needs some TLC. Great to look round, and we left some dollars towards it's upkeep. There were some kids fishing off it so it's... More

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Rock Springs, WY
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66 reviews 66 reviews
35 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

the sort of old time Route 66 traveler's attraction from a bygone era that I like to visit, while a few of them still exist. Back when kids were happy with swimming holes and low tech amusement. Some folks were fishing off the whale, just enjoying a quiet afternoon...without gadgets and phones. I saw a blue heron, hung out for... More

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Kent, UK
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Good stop off for a photo opportunity on our Route 66 road trip but not much else there to look at. Can at least walk inside the whales mouth and out to the end of it. Quite quirky.

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