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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
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Maineville, Ohio
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36 reviews 36 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

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

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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

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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Mebane, North Carolina
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47 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Recently our family motored west from Joplin, Mo., to Catoosa, Ok on old Route 66, the final stop being the Blue Whale in Catoosa, one of Route 66' most well known quirky stops. My understanding is that this was built by a guy as a wedding present for his wife, which makes you reaaaallly wonder what kind of girl he... More

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Oklahoma
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65 reviews 65 reviews
29 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

The Blue Whale is exceptional. The attraction is free, and you can't beat that. The grounds have been cleaned up tremendously since I went last, you even were able to walk up to and around the ARK and the fairy ring. There is a path around the pond which allows you to enjoy the nature you are in. The whale... More

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Wichita, Kansas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Easy to find, this super clean stop made everyone smile. It's a feel good stop. Hard to believe its as old as it is because everything has been kept ip so well. Btw the themed bathrooms were also extremely clean. This would be a great picnic stop.

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Illinois
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107 reviews 107 reviews
48 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Seriously, this isn't a big deal but just part of the Route 66 fun! Where else would you find a whale in a pond???

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Chicago, Illinois
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

I'm glad I had a Route 66 guide book or I would never have found Blue (that's his name), let alone ever heard of him. I was headed East and although you can see Blue from the road, if you don't know to look for him, you'll blow past him and swear he was never there. Blue is massive, and... More

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OKC
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4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

I will admit that I had built this up in my head over the years. It looks great from the road. Up close it is rundown. The pier was loose in places. The lake was dirty and gross. There were dead fish floating around. But you could tell it used to be nice. There is a donation box at the... More

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St. Louis, Mo
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

It is a good place for a stop on Route 66. It is a way to view the old sights that entertained the family on cross country trips. It is a great opportunity to share the Blue Whale's history with young children.

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Albuquerque
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

This giant blue whale is right off the main road - you can't miss it! If you enjoy strange things people have put next to highways, this is right up your alley! The Blue Whale is right on Route 66 in Catoosa, OK - just right next to Tulsa. If you're traveling this way, the Blue Whale is a great... More

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