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Blue Whale of Catoosa

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Address: Route 66, Catoosa, OK 74015
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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A Joke That Keeps On Giving!

OK...Tourist Traps exist everywhere...but, the Blue Whale may be the best of the best! It is funny...it is quirky...it is funny and fun! The Blue Whale was built as a "Tourist... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
David W
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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Wichita, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I loved this little rest stop. The blue whale must have been a place to enjoy swimming and relaxing in the past. You can walk inside and see slides coming out of the body, ladders, and I am guessing on the tail, was a place to jump off into the lake. There is also a few colorful picnic tables. There... More 

Thank Robyn B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great little stop to break up the trip and the lady at the gift shop was so informative and helpful. Good pictures taken and you can picture it what this was like back in the day.

Thank Craig L
Salisbury, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me my husband and our daughter who is 13 and our oldest son who is 20 and his girlfriend went a few weeks ago . Not too much to do there we went on the whale walked through a trail. You can fish there but we didn't do that while we was there. The bathroom is oddly shaped below is... More 

Thank Chanda S
Overland Park, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are on Route 66 it's one of the places that is listed to stop and see that's been there forever and you can tell. It's free so if you have kids and are on a limited budget they might like to see it.

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Yellville, Arkansas
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23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Not a lot of time is needed at this spot along 66 to enjoy the charm. The Blue Whaler's have done a wonderful job cleaning up the property. Try to get there when the gift shop is open.

Thank jm64832001
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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104 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

OK...Tourist Traps exist everywhere...but, the Blue Whale may be the best of the best! It is funny...it is quirky...it is funny and fun! The Blue Whale was built as a "Tourist Attraction" along the Mother Road...Route 66...which tied Chicago to LA...just to the East of Tulsa, Ok many years ago.. It is nothing...other than "fun...and frivolity" at its best, Once... More 

Thank David W
Quincy, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am sure this must have been a favorite spot for families to stop on the journey down Rt 66. A "swimming hole" with a twist for the kids. Picnic areas for the family, shade trees. I would have loved stopping here when I was a kid. If you are a Rt 66 buff, you should stop here.

Thank Penny P
Poole, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This does not look very exciting but is a must stop photo on 66. We did not realise the history until we got to Tulsa and a receptionist said her grand mother grew up near the Blue Whale which was either a wedding or anniversary gift from a husband to his wife. Kids used to swim in the pool. Then... More 

Thank Chris S
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

What is this? A slide? A fishing pond? Something wacky? Yes, yes and yes. However don't swim in that. I think it qualifies as "Folk Art". Whatever it is, it's fun. Good place to picnic and fish with the kids. I'd post a picture but I think it might be self explanatory. Big Blue Whale.

Thank billyhuggins
Carrickfergus, N.Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016 via mobile

Took us a while to find this but we were determined and very glad we did. Yes, it's tired, no you can't swim any more, but those USD the real deal. Loved it!

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