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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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unique one of a kind attraction

In the early 1960's Hugh Davis had an alligator farm in Catoosa Oklahoma. It was legal to sell alligator hides then and it also served as a tourist attraction. There were several... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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51 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In the early 1960's Hugh Davis had an alligator farm in Catoosa Oklahoma. It was legal to sell alligator hides then and it also served as a tourist attraction. There were several ponds and the one where the blue whale now sits was outside of the gator farm fence. We often swam there and paddled around in two old dugout... More 

Thank vandoo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Love this place , so intresting, great story behind the whale! Gift shop is fun! A must see!, please stop and see it if your near by! It's fun for a place to stop and eat or picnic,

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Campton, New Hampshire
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68 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a great stop! The whale has been wonderfully restored and the park is well kept. I wish swimming was allowed but the nostalgia is there and it is a must see.

Thank ChristineNH
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28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped there on our way back from the Grand Canyon and Sedona. The park is being lovingly kept up by family members of the original ownder and volunteers. Linda was there manning the gift shop and was a weath of information on the history of the park and the amazing history of the founder of the park. This place used... More 

Thank ranman448
Tulsa, OK
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Depending on the time of year, the Blue Whale has a variety of things going on. There's a farmers' market in the spring, and Molly's Tamales (plus a couple of other food trucks), year-round. My kids thought the whale was cool, but really wanted to swim in the pond. ;) No swimming. Bummer.

Thank Carrie101
Owasso, Oklahoma
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11 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

as an Oklahoman there's just something about it the brings back nostalgic memories of my childhood and how excited we were to go see it when we were young its a great piece of Americana and has small town USA written all over it so if you're from Oklahoma or just passing through stop by and admire.

Thank Jacob W
Owasso, Oklahoma
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17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I love the blue whale in Catoosa. It is a very cute place to stop for a bite to eat from the food trucks. If you live or work near hear or if you are traveling route 66. Even with out the food trucks if you brought a lunch it's got cute tables to sit and eat at. It's great... More 

Thank Amanda S
Akron, Ohio
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59 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

Close to Tulsa and the Hard Rock Casino, this is a great ten minute stop to view something fun. Would it appeal to everyone? No. For those who like the quirky and unexplained, it is a must do. It's free (obviously - what would one charge for this). There is even a gift shop, which I find hysterical.

Thank Jacalyn1017
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Had to stop here and it was delightfully tacky. I'm sure when there was nothing around and you could slide out of it into the pond it would be much more appealing. As it stood, it was a photo opp

Thank Matthew H
East Tennessee
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178 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015 via mobile

A must see on route 66 and very glad we stopped by to see it, but it's definitely showing it's age. I'm sure in its prime it was a lot of fun! Worth a stop for a few pics.

Thank will37862

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