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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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Quirky Route 66 must see!

A lady was honored with this whale by her husband. It has been an icon of Route 66 for years. The souvenir shop attendant was very knowledgeable and friendly. We enjoyed exploring... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 7, 2015
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New Carlisle, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

What a fun stop! There sits the huge blue whale in a little pond and the story behind it just adds to the charm. Great rest/picnic stop along the route.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We stopped for the Route 66 kitsch factor and to stretch our legs during the long car ride west. It was a bit off the main interstate, but not enough to put a substantial dent in our travel time. Worth swinging by to walk around for 15 minutes or so taking photos and enjoying some cheap shaved ice. Highly recommend... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

This is a fantastic place to take the family. There are picnic tables, trails, and places to fish. Must catch and release

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Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

A lady was honored with this whale by her husband. It has been an icon of Route 66 for years. The souvenir shop attendant was very knowledgeable and friendly. We enjoyed exploring inside the whale. Great trip resting area.

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Jackson Hole, Wyoming
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

A funky little stop on route 66. It makes for some nice photos. You only need 10 to 15 min to visit, but there are benches and tables if you want to make a picnic lunch.

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Melrose Park, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Nice story about a husband building this whale for his wife. I could imagine people stopping in the 70's, 80's & 90's stopping to let their kids play in the water. A little piece of history along Route 66.

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chicago
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

One of the top stops along the entire Route 66 highway, This originally was an anniversary present that evolved into a swimming hole. Still in great shape,do stop here for a visit and pictures. Major point - be careful if you climb up that tiny ladder to sit on the whale's back. I t could be difficult for some to... More 

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Bradford, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

This is a simple and fun attraction for the whole family. There is no admission fee but you can donate at the gift shop. When we were planning our trip I saw photos of this and thought "oh, big deal". But it really is fun to walk through the whale's mouth to the tail area and climb up the ladder... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Just a fun place to see! Take photos and walk through a blue whale :) Sat at the top of the tale for a while with the sun beating down the whole vibe of the place was very relaxed I could've stayed there all day the lady looking after the place that day was really nice and friendly offered to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Better than I expected from the photos. You can go into the whale's mouth and climb up 2 nd floor, stick out your head from one of the windows and let your friend take a picture of you. Swimming not allowed. You can do fishing but it's a catch and release pond. It is free but donation is welcomed. Kids... More 

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Address: Route 66, Catoosa, OK 74015
Location: United States  >  Oklahoma (OK)  >  Catoosa

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