Blue Whale

Blue Whale2680 N Hwy 66
Catoosa, OK 74015

Phone: 918-694-7390
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The Blue Whale in Catoosa has become a beloved historic landmark along Route 66. The Blue Whale was originally built by Hugh S. Davis, a zoologist and family man who envisioned the whale as a special place where his grandchildren could play and swim in the nearby pond. His sketches of the mammal grew until they reached 20 feet tall and 80 feet long. With the help of a friend, Harold Thomas, the duo spent two years welding the metal framework and applying the hand-mixed cement, one five-gallon bucket at a time.

After the whale's completion in July 1972, it attracted visitors from ...

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  • Facility Amenities: ADA Compliant, Gift Shop

  • General Information: Free admission

  • Group Amenities: Advance Group Reservations Required, Bus/Motorcoach Parking, Tour Group Welcome Reception

  • Highway Corridors (within 5 mi.): I-44, Route 66, US-412

  • Tour Information: Guided Tours, Self-guided tours

Open daily, 8am-dark.

Located 1 mile north of Catoosa on Rt 66 on west side of highway.

Primary Contact:

Blaine Davis




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From Suzette Murphy on 06/11/2012

Loved this place... Got there right before special event,however owner was nice enough to invite us in.. Came all way from Como Ms doing Route 66 to CA! Very special place, saw it on post cards as a kid and now finally here!!! Loved it! Thank You for keeping it around for all to enjoy..


From daniel harkness on 04/05/2011

me and my mother and sister were at the whale last friday . made a video and took some photos. why has this land mark been made into a swiming hole agian. i think they should do something with it . the have done a good job on painting and keeping the grounds and bathrooms up. i just think it be great if kids could have the blue whale a swiming hole agian.. still its a nice place to vist i plan to go back for more photos next weeknd. so i can put them on facebook..


 
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