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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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Neato Burrito

This is probably the coolest roadside attraction I've ever stopped at. The area around it was clean and all of the other visitors kept their distance. I would probably come here... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Mount Vernon, Illinois
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Mount Vernon, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is probably the coolest roadside attraction I've ever stopped at. The area around it was clean and all of the other visitors kept their distance. I would probably come here again just because it's really weird and I think it's really neat. It not too far out of the way and worth the five minute drive off of the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ate dinner here as we were staying in the hotel. For appetizer we had Tumbleweed, which was thinly sliced onions that were breaded and deep fried and had fried jalapeño slices mixed in. They were very good. I had a burger and fries for an entree. The burger was really juicy and delicious. It was called the Rooster Cogburn because... More 

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Andersonville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A cute attraction for the family to see on route 66. This blue whale is so eclectic and original. You can climb up in it and it oversees a little pond. Very cute family photo op. There is a little Mexican food trailer there but it wasn't open at the time. Plenty of parking and a good picnic area too.

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Arlington, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

I am glad we came across this nice spot off US Route 66. Highly recommended if you drive thru this area. Take photos and buy some souvenirs. The friendly dog will come out and greet you if you are lucky.

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Thank Huagang C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

Stopped here and got some great pics, had a great chat with the lady there who told us all about the history of it, bought a few cool magnets and set off. Definitely worth a stop of you are travelling route 66

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Thank Bluechaos1405
Catoosa, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

The history of the whale is pretty interesting, and there are some pretty great food trucks in the parking lot!

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Thank Denise B
McKinney, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

This is really cool it is worth the look. Check it out, put it on your bucket list. There is a group looking to renovate and make improvements to the site. Great place to take photos and enjoy a picnic family friendly too.

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Thank mudjacker13
Ketchum, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

Fun place to visit , small gift shop , lot of picture opportunities , this place has been around for years and the kids love seeing the big whale

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Thank barchettac
Fayetteville, Arkansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017 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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Thank fotomichelle
Tampere, Finland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

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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