I love the feeling of serenity that seems to go with the large blue whale... Maybe it's because I can sit on the tail or have a picnic lunch. Catch a fish and turn it lose. I love the rich history that is part of this place. Stop and smile.
I LOVE the Blue Whale and have so many sweet memories of swimming there as a young teenager in the 70's and am delighted that so many people traveling along Rte 66 love it too! The Ark that's on the property used to be a great place for Birthday Parties as well. There was even a snake pit!
The poor poor blue whale. It's sturdy and stable. But the poor outer shell of the whale is showing its age and neglect. Sure it gets a coat of paint every few years but that looked to be about all. The picnic tables and grounds area were maintained.and talking with one of the family members that was standing around inside the so called gift shop (lack thereof) she was saying that it's coming due for a paint job. And says the opening of the water park in Tulsa at 21st/Yale is what had happened to convince the family to of closed it back in 1988. And they really just keep it maintained for the thousands of people who know about it and come by and stop. But there is NO swimming in the pond anymore. And really who would want to swim in that green disgusting water. It could be a destination place once again with the right people who wanted to give local families a place to come to weekend after weekend. Add live entertainment, snack bar, camping, putt putt golf, paddle boat rentals. With a vision and desire to do something the whale could be rocking year after year for many years to come. Don't have money to start this vision look to investors, crowd funding, go fund me.
Cool attraction. Nostalgic for sure, but also a bit sad to see the condition of the whale and surrounding park. Very little grass and lots of mud.
Staff is wonderful... Made us feel so welcome... Such a iconic place to visit... Loved it