The Blue Whale is a roadside attraction located in Catoosa, OK and one of the most recognizable icons on historic Route 66.
Built in 1972 as an anniversary gift, the Blue Whale quickly evolved into a local summer hot spot and family travel destination. Almost immediately the whale began attracting people who wanted to fling themselves off his tail, slide down his water-coated fins and poke their heads out the holes in the whale’s head. Travelers stopped by to picnic, swim, or fish. So began what became one of the best loved icons on Route 66.• Learn more about the history of Ol’ Blue •