Built in the early ‘70’s as an anniversary gift from Hugh Davis to his wife Zelta the Blue Whale of Catoosa served locals and Route 66 travelers in need of a swim.
In April 2020 the City of Catoosa purchased the Blue Whale and it's surrounding 23.5 acres from the Davis family. Although no longer in use as a swimming pool the Whale and the picnic area have been restored and still welcome visitors.
Plans are afoot for further restoration works of the surrounding land as well as the Blue Whale itself.
The site is open every day and up-to-date gift shop hours are available on their Facebook page (all proceeds from the shop go to Catoosa Arts & Tourism).
The Blue Whale is a real icon of Route 66 and has made numerous TV appearances. It's a great spot to pick up a few souvenirs, stop for a picnic and stretch those legs - as well as a great photo opportunity!