As part of our 4th of July celebration, we drove out to the Blue Whale fireworks stand in Catoosa, Oklahoma. The Blue Whale is the perfect location for a fireworks stand.
Fireworks + watermelon + Route 66 landmark= Americana trifecta!
For those who don't live in the Tulsa area, or may not have seen the Blue Whale before, here's a bit of history. The Blue Whale is a Route 66 roadside attraction that was once a popular waterpark.
The giant concrete whale is a water slide.
Kids walked into the whale through his mouth. They could go down one of the whale's fins, which are slides. The tail is a diving board and there are port-holes window on the top level.
Years ago, the Blue Whale fell into disrepair. One of Oklahoma's favorite landmarks was very much in danger of being lost forever.
Luckily, many people cared enough about the Blue Whale to donate money and time into refurbishing him.
The murky water is unsafe for swimming, but the Blue Whale is still a popular Route 66 attraction.
The blue whale is so photogenic! He's the perfect subject for trying out my new camera.
Even the tables and seating are shaped in the image of the famous blue whale.
This cute whale adorns the exterior of the ladies room.
I hope everyone has a safe and happy 4th of July!