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Blue Whale of Catoosa

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Address: Route 66, Catoosa, OK 74015
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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The Blue Whale

The Blue Whale of Catoosa is a fun landmark along Route 66. There is a small gift store and some restrooms. You can have a break here with a pic nic if you like. There were a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
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Mariestad, Sverige
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Arlington Heights, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

On a cross-country trip, my nephew and I decided to stop at some interesting spots along the way. We were so happy we chose the whale as one of them! A silly slice of roadside America, the Blue Whale of Catoosa does not disappoint.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

A Route 66 icon. Unlike most Route 66 attractions that go back as far as the 20's and 30's, this one is more recent, built in the 70's, in the final days before Interstates bypassed everything. You can pull in, take a quick look and continue, if you like. Or, walk around a bit and relax. I think it's still... More 

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Aurora, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

If anyone has done research on Route 66, they know about the Blue Whale of Catoosa. Once a popular swimming hole on the Route, now it has been refurbished a little and awaits visitors to come enjoy the park. Looking into the water will tell you why there is no swimming allowed anymore. Visitors can walk through the whale, fish... More 

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Leeds
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Stopped here along the route, donated and bought. A great back story and worth supporting. Lovely chat with the person in the shack about life and the blue whale. A must have experience. Well worth a photo stop and a few dollar donation to help ensure that others get to see this on their adventures.

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Mariestad, Sverige
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

The Blue Whale of Catoosa is a fun landmark along Route 66. There is a small gift store and some restrooms. You can have a break here with a pic nic if you like. There were a couple of food trucks there as well.

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Holdenville, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Quirky and neat piece of Oklahoma history. This is a must stop (only takes about 15-20 minutes of your time) along Route 66. A nice bit of Americana in an ever-changing world.

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Cheektowaga, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Spent the day stopping at photo-op's on Route 66 from Afton, OK to Tulsa. Couldn't miss the Blue Whale. It was so hot, I wanted to take a ride down one of the slides into the water. Not much for sale in the gift shop...but it was air conditioned!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

It's kind of one of those things that you are told to go see along the way and then you get there and there really isn't much to see, served as a toilet stop.

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Blanchard
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

The blue whale is just past Rice/Apache street about 1/4 mile past where the trip advisor map takes you to. So go past gas station then about a block. Will have to make a u turn to get to it. Nice little stop for bathroom break and see the famous blue whale. Knowing that the husband built it by himself... More 

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Catoosa, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

For those who love Route 66 Americana this is a unique and quick stop. Built of concrete it was a great place to swim, fish, and picnic in the 1970's, Today it is a unique and fun stop for all ages.

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