The Blue Whale

Catoosa is home to one of the more unique and recognizable Route 66 attractions. Conceived by Hugh S. Davis, a zoologist and family man, the Blue Whale was created as a special place where his grandchildren could play and swim. The whale took Davis two years to construct, welding the metal framework and applying hand-mixed cement. Since its completion in 1972, the Blue Whale has attracted visitors from around the globe.

Today, it remains a popular tourist destination and photo hotspot. Guests are encouraged to pack a picnic lunch and head to the Blue Whale for a fun-filled day of fishing.