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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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Interesting history

This thing is kinda cool, Kinda weird, and kinda cute. Its worth a look and a chat if there is someone on duty. It has an interesting story.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 November 2016
Christi S
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Bloomington, Minnesota
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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a great place to see a piece of history. The lady at the gift shop was very sweet and knowledgeable about the attraction. I loved seeing the old pictures of the whale and all the families swimming and fishing. Don't miss out of you are in the area!

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Tampere, Finland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Driving Route 66 would be nothing without stopping at the Blue Whale of Catoosa. Absolutely great piece of Route 66 history and nostalgia.

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Bloomington, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

This thing is kinda cool, Kinda weird, and kinda cute. Its worth a look and a chat if there is someone on duty. It has an interesting story.

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Thank Christi S
Cheltenham
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

This is another example of a quirky Route 66 landmark. Quite remarkable and great fun to see and experience. You really shouldn't pass this place. Stop!! it will put a smile on your face!

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Cleveland, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

On Route 66, don't miss it! Nostalgic roadside America! Right outta the 60's, with a fun local watering-hole attraction! Now just a photo opt, but one for the books and photo albums!

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Buffalo, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

It's rather interesting that one of the top attractions of Route 66 first came along past the road's biggest moments of fame ... and really opened up to the public well after that. Say hello to the relatively famous Blue Whale of Catoosa, Oklahoma. It was built by Hugh Davis, starting late in the 1960s. Construction took place from 1970... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

just something to see while traveling along Rt 66 one day. Probably very exciting for little children

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

In the small town of Catoosa, OK is the remnants of an old amusement park. The refurbished Blue Whale gets lots of people stopping to take pics off old Route 66.

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Wichita, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

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 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 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.

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