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Blue Whale of Catoosa

Route 66, Catoosa, OK 74015
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An absolute highlight of a R66 roadtrip. The whale is right beside historic Route 66 - you can’t... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Neil B
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Auckland Central, New Zealand
Unique and fun

Not a lot to do here. We stopped by and the bathrooms were closed for the season. Lots of picnic... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Amy W
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“gift shop” (36 reviews)
“back in the day” (10 reviews)
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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Route 66, Catoosa, OK 74015
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"gift shop"
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"roadside attraction"
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"back in the day"
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"anniversary gift"
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"driving route"
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"fun stop"
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"photo opportunity"
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"picnic area"
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"piece of history"
in 8 reviews
"swimming hole"
in 16 reviews
"route icon"
in 11 reviews
"worth a stop"
in 8 reviews
"catch and release"
in 7 reviews
"great route"
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"take pictures"
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"neat place"
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"great roadside"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

An absolute highlight of a R66 roadtrip. The whale is right beside historic Route 66 - you can’t miss it. Plenty of free parking. There are rest rooms, a little gift shop and picnic tables. Entry is free. When you look at the blue whale,...More

Thank Neil B
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not a lot to do here. We stopped by and the bathrooms were closed for the season. Lots of picnic benches. Kids ran out to the end and we took pics. A fun iconic must stop on a route 66 trip.

Thank Amy W
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are driving Route 66, you must make a stop and see the Blue Whale. It is free, you can walk around, read about the history and just enjoy this small piece of Americana. The staff is very friendly, parking and the Whale are...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The blue whale attraction is directly adjacent to the highway; if you are following GPS directions, be sure to slow down in advance so as not to miss the turn out! You will find public restrooms, a seasonal kiosk, picnic tables, a play area (with...More

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Reviewed February 25, 2018

Whether you are traveling down Route 66 or just in the area, the Blue Whale of Catoosa is a great stop. Learn about the story of how and why it was built. It was a gift! It is a quirky bit of vintage architecture that...More

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Reviewed February 23, 2018

Historic Oklahoma landmark. The day we visited there was a steady stream of people. In its day it was a popular swimming and picnicking area. Now it is an icon of days gone by. If you are near the Hard Rock Hotel/Casino it is definitely...More

Thank MooGooOne
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Reviewed February 22, 2018

This was a planned stop on the way to band camp, in June 2017. The children were ages 14 and 18. We enjoyed exploring the whale, and taking pictures of it, the cast concrete picnic tables, as well as the ARK. While we were there...More

1  Thank Victor E
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Reviewed February 18, 2018 via mobile

Even if you never traveled Route 66, you can still enjoy some of the history that survives. This attraction now seems quaint. Years ago it caught the attention of scores of travelers looking for a refreshing break. Stop and remember or forget the pace.

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Reviewed January 14, 2018 via mobile

I wish we had come in the summer, when the kids could have jumped off of the whale and enjoyed the pond. But it was a great stop anyway! How amazing this creation must have been in its heyday! We all enjoyed climbing around in...More

Thank Emily K
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Reviewed January 5, 2018

More Woe Than Wow”  Pending review Unusual is the word for this Route 66 roadside attraction. It has history having been created back in the 1970's as an anniversary gift from Hugh to Zelta Davis. Additions to the site followed including swimming, sand beach,...More

Thank charles s
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Christine H
August 28, 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
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