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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, Landmarks
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks

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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 NEW

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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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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102 reviews 102 reviews
22 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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103 reviews 103 reviews
45 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
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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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Route 66 icon, I hope they keep trying to preserve it. It is better to go into the tiny building next to the whale for a better understanding and tips. If not its just the wale and you could miss the other attractions like the mushroom and ark

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40 reviews 40 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

In what remains of an old swimming hole and nature park is one of the most popular sights on Route 66, the Blue Whale. The whale and adjacent picnic area have been renovated and very friendly, onsite volunteers informed us that current plans are to continue renovating the nature/reptile park. Food (a tamale stand and and a barbecue stand) and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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15 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

A cool and unique roadside attraction that we stopped at whilst driving Route 66. Area is safe and quiet. You can walk inside of the whale and also climb the ladder to the upper deck if you want to. Definitely worth a stop.

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Maineville, Ohio
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38 reviews 38 reviews
7 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

This vintage attraction is still around and we were so happy to visit and help support it for future generations.

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113 reviews 113 reviews
65 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

This was super cool! I had researched the story behind this before we visited, and was able to share some details with our girls - 19, 16, 10 yo when we visited. What an experience this must have been back in the day. My children enjoyed walking along the inside of the whale, climbing up the ceiling to the inside... More 

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