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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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Fun to see. Such a sweet history.

We live fairly close to the Catoosa Blue Whale, but had never made the trip to see it. There really isn't much there, but it was worth the trip. The Blue Whale has such a sweet... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
cnj98
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Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
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Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We live fairly close to the Catoosa Blue Whale, but had never made the trip to see it. There really isn't much there, but it was worth the trip. The Blue Whale has such a sweet history. In the 1970's a husband built the whale for his wife, who collected whales. It was his anniversary gift to her. It was... More 

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Edmond, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Some of my family live near here and as a kid we always passed it on the way to their home. My parents never stopped when I was young but I did stop recently with my own kids! It is such a fun roadside attraction. Fun photo opportunity!!! It's one of those crazy things that you can say you did... More 

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing attraction with all of the character associated with the Mother Road. To think that this piece of Roadside history was built for a guy's kids is astounding. A must see when travelling Route 66.

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Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've wanted to see this whale most of my life and I finally got there! I seriously have no idea why I love this thing, but I do. It's just crazy simple happiness that makes you smile. Just do it!!!

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A simple stop to enjoy a brief break from a drive on Rt 66. This is one of a kind, you won't find another anywhere, enjoy it for free.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a lovely roadside attraction and also a good spot for a picnic. It is a giant blue whale sculpture in a large pond that you can walk on. When stood on it you can see the turtles and fish in the pond. There are picnic benches next to it on the sandy bank and there is a visitor... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We absolutely loved it. It was one of the highlights on our Route 66 journey. The kids had a blast and got to stretch their legs. I wish that they would take a bit more care of it because it is such a wonderful part of the Mother Road. Still, it is a must visit!!

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Inola, OK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located on the iconic "Mother Road" in Catoosa, OK, the Blue Whale is a must-see tourist attraction. It is free, but I believe they do have donation boxes, if you feel so inclined.. The Blue Whale has been there forever. It used to be a swimming hole for the locals many years ago. You enter through the whale's mouth and... More 

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Pleasant Hill, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wondered if the actual Blue Whale would be as cool as the pictures and description...it definitely was! The whale has seen better days, but you can just picture the years of children sliding down the sides and jumping off the tail into the pond. People were eating lunch at the tables and enjoying the mist from the hose in the... More 

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Oklahoma City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Such a fun roadside attraction. It's a great family photo opportunity. Kids love climbing on the whale and exploring. Anytime you're in the Tulsa area, it's worth the short detour.

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