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Come for the Whale, Stay for the Picnic Area

If you are traveling Route 66 in Oklahoma, you should stop at the Blue Whale. Our GPS had no idea... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Spike_Spiegel_47
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Pacific Grove, California
Fun on Route 66

The Blue Whale is a great and easy little stop on your Route 66 tour through Oklahoma. It's really... read more

Reviewed 9 September 2018
FilmScoreComposer
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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This may have been a hot spot for kids way back when. Didn't see any kids here today. Good spot to picnic beside the historic Route 66.

Thank ki0ki
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just a fun little stop, to remind you of a simpler time! It's nice to see these things last thru the years! Another memory on Route 66!

Thank MIFlowerchild
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fun stop while driving Route 66. Light drizzle kept us from doing more exploring. Small, but nice gift shop.

Thank MO8ball
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are traveling Route 66 in Oklahoma, you should stop at the Blue Whale. Our GPS had no idea where this attraction was, sending us down Old Route 66. Don't go that way; just stay on the current alignment, and you can't miss spotting...More

Thank Spike_Spiegel_47
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This historical icon of the community and Route 66 is a "must see" stop for those who have never experienced an inland whale. I've been here before and was pleased this structure remains the same since I last saw it years ago. It's a great...More

Thank Robert F
Reviewed 9 September 2018

The Blue Whale is a great and easy little stop on your Route 66 tour through Oklahoma. It's really neat to walk inside, where you can walk through all the way back to the tail. The pond around it used to be a swimming hole,...More

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Reviewed 5 September 2018

The Blue Whale of Catoosa, Oklahoma is a fun little stop on Route 66. The Blue Whale is pretty easy to find, sort of near the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino on the north edge of Tulsa, Oklahoma. This attraction is on the southbound side...More

Thank DJB2012
Reviewed 3 September 2018

These kinds of things just aren't around much anymore. It's an easy pull off and a quick stop. Great photo op. Showing it's age, but hey, it's a fun, quirky Route 66 stop. Pull over, get out of the car, stretch your legs and walk...More

Thank pixiekansas
Reviewed 3 September 2018

A Route 66 photo op that we decided was going to be a must stop. After being in severe disrepair the current owners have made repairs, support them!

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Travis928
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Response from Brandi K | 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
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Christine H
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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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