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Catoosa, Oklahoma: The Blue Whale Team Field Report

2600 US Route 66, Catoosa, OK
North edge of town, on the west side of Route 66, about a mile south of the Kerr McClellan River.
Daily dawn-dusk. Gift shop Tu-Sa. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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The Blue Whale.

The Blue Whale

Instagram darling of Route 66, the happy Blue Whale has been beached beside the Mother Road since 1972. Report... [09/25/2022]

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Inside the whale.

The Blue Whale

The top floor of the whale, as well as his tail, are now inaccessible for climbing. They have been boarded off or ladders removed. I think this is probably for safety, and for preservation of an old attraction.

Today, my father and I met Hugh Blaine Davis, son of the whale's creator, who goes by his middle name. He was working at the Catoosa Historical Museum just up the road. He shared stories about his father and family. Such a cool experience.

[Janelle, 06/18/2023]

Tail of the Whale.

The Blue Whale

Tail of the Blue Whale. They even have a gift shop there!

[Cindy, 11/17/2022]

Blue Whale.

Blue Whale

The Blue Whale is in great shape! They recently replaced the deck with new materials, and it's lovely and blue. The pond is open for catch and release fishing -- no swimming -- and we did see some little fishies in the water. There's a little store and a sno-cone shack nearby.

[Susan, 08/09/2021]

Blue Whale entrance arch.

Blue Whale

The Blue Whale is holding up well. It was not too crowded (Covid-19 concerns), with ample parking.

[AW, 09/23/2020]

The Whale is a little sun-bleached but otherwise fetching for a sea creature approaching its 50th birthday.

Nearby Offbeat Places

D.W. Correll MuseumsD.W. Correll Museums, Catoosa, OK - 2 mi.
65-Foot-Tall Guitar65-Foot-Tall Guitar, Catoosa, OK - 3 mi.
Fifty-Foot-Tall Buddhist DeityFifty-Foot-Tall Buddhist Deity, Tulsa, OK - 5 mi.
In the region:
Buck Atom: Space Cowboy Muffler Man, Tulsa, OK - 14 mi.

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