Taking a road trip along Route 66 will lead you to many historic road trip landmarks in Oklahoma, though they're not always the kind that you'd expect. Catoosa, which is just a short drive from Tulsa, is home to a massive blue whale whose purpose is simply to amuse travelers. It's not every day that you get the chance to see a fish out of water, let alone a whale out of the water, and certainly not one this big.

The Blue Whale in Catoosa is looked forward to by every traveler along Route 66 who's interested in making a few memorable pit stops.

Whether you're an Oklahoma native or simply a visitor, it's definitely worth your while to stop by and check it out. With it being so close to a major city like Tulsa, the drive should be the least of your worries.

The Blue Whale in Catoosa built by a zoologist named Hugh S. Davis who completed the project with his friend Harold Thomas in July of 1972.

To this day it's owned and operated by Davis' daughter. They kept it in the family, how neat!

Originally, it served as a marker for swimming, fishing, and picnicking. Nowadays swimming is no longer allowed, though fishing and picnicking near the whale are still two very popular activities.

The whale is 20 feet tall and 80 feet long, so, it can fit just about anyone and anything. You can even pretend like you're in its mouth for a clever photo.

For as old as it is, it's looking cooler than ever.

The next time you're driving through Catoosa, be sure to give the Blue Whale a visit.

Blue Whale of Catoosa

Price: Free

Address: 2680 N Highway 66, Catoosa, OK

Why You Need To Go: Seeing a massive blue whale on the side of the road is a truly rare opportunity.

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