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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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Clinton Township, Michigan
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I lived in Catoosa for about 7 years and visited this site many times because my kids loved the place. You can walk into the whale and fish off of it. It has a ladder that takes you up to the upper level and peek your head out of the eyes of the whale. We always brought a lunch with... More 

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We love the unusual and this place is perfect. We have visited a number of times. First on our own and then to bring visiting friends/family. Everyone has had a ball. We've all had to climb over the whale, sit at the tables and wander by the old ark wondering what it looked like in it's prime.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

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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131 attraction reviews
270 helpful votes 270 helpful votes
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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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
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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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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110 reviews 110 reviews
24 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
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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