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 ...
Facility Amenities: 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.
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