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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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Detroit, Michigan
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122 reviews 122 reviews
40 attraction reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We stopped here while traveling along Route 66. It's a great place to stop and stretch your legs, take a bathroom break, have a picnic, take some photos, and you can even fish there. We stopped in the gift shop to make a donation and the son of the man who built the whale was working. He told us some... More 

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Tulsa
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Ok, Ok ,...yes it's kind of cheesy as other have stated, but it essentially represents a part of America that is slowly slipping away. Seems like most of the old roadside attractions and amusement parks are being torn down, and replaced by yet another cheap hamburger chain joint, or big-box warehouse store. Look at it this way, ...... would you... More 

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Claremore, Oklahoma
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015 via mobile

a great spot to get out and stretch your legs of have a picnic. Climb in the whale for some fun family photos!

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Lisle, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Yes it's cheesy. Yes it's old. Yes it is a fabulous stop to stretch you legs and grab a fun Facebook profile pic!

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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
7 helpful votes 7 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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279 reviews 279 reviews
131 attraction reviews
282 helpful votes 282 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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