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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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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 3 weeks ago
Christi S
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Bloomington, Minnesota
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Bloomington, Minnesota
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24 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Cheltenham
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113 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Reading
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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Wichita
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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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Salisbury, North Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Me my husband and our daughter who is 13 and our oldest son who is 20 and his girlfriend went a few weeks ago . Not too much to do there we went on the whale walked through a trail. You can fish there but we didn't do that while we was there. The bathroom is oddly shaped below is... More 

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Overland Park, Kansas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

If you are on Route 66 it's one of the places that is listed to stop and see that's been there forever and you can tell. It's free so if you have kids and are on a limited budget they might like to see it.

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