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Fun and quirky photo op!

The blue whale was a place that I had seen on many ‘quirky things to see on Route 66’ posts so I... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Must See on Route 66

This is one of those iconic sites on our Route 66 roadtrip so we had to stop here. Glad we did. Got... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The blue whale was a place that I had seen on many ‘quirky things to see on Route 66’ posts so I had written it down as a ‘must stop’ on our adventure! We were feeling a little disheartened by this point of our trip...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of those iconic sites on our Route 66 roadtrip so we had to stop here. Glad we did. Got some great pictures for our photo album. Enjoyed walking out to the tail of the whale.

Date of experience: October 2018
Reviewed November 11, 2018

A fun little stop to take photo ops with this big blue whale. Cute little souvenir shop to spend a few dollars in..

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed November 8, 2018

Reminder of how it was to travel Route 66 in the 50s. Four year old grandson thought it was neat. His father did not share the same view!

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed November 7, 2018

Stopped along Route 66 because you can't miss the big blue whale, HA! A reminder of the early days of family car trips

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Kevin M
Reviewed November 4, 2018 via mobile

This is a great quick stop on Rt 66, and really for those that are Rt 66 aficionados, a must stop. It is serene and lovely. We were fortunate enough to be able to stop first thing the morning and be the only ones there....More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 30, 2018

I don't know why the Blue Whale held such fascination for both my wife and myself, but it was up near the top on both of our "Must See on Route 66" lists. I don't know if it is because it was built as an...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 27, 2018

Plenty of people enjoying going inside the Blue Whale that was originally a gift for a woman who collected whale figurines. When it was first created swimming was permitted but now, no swimming but you can still fish as long as you can ‘ catch...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 23, 2018

We had a whale of a time at the iconic Whale of Catoosa on the famous Route 66! This brought back our inner child. It's just so whimsical and fun...almost has a magical feel! We saw a duck on the pond. There is ample parking....More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank FromSea2ShiningC
Reviewed October 8, 2018

The Blue Whale gets my vote as the most eye-catching, novel, absolutely fascinating attraction that Colorado Jim and I encountered during our week-long exploration of historic Route 66 in Oklahoma. By all means, stop to enjoy this thing up close and personal! Cameras were invented...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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October 3, 2018|
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Response from brandikbug | Reviewed this property |
It's not lit up and there was a gate when we went that said it was closed after a certain time of day, maybe dusk? Sunset? I can't recall what the gate said though but I got the impression that after a certain time it was... More
August 27, 2015|
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Response from Kimberly O | Reviewed this property |
Sounds like the Route 66 is the best app.... for us locals we pass by it so often, it would shock us to think someone could not find it. 1.. It is ON Route 66.... if you are headed to grand canyon what road are you on? 2... More