Blue Whale

Another site along Route 66 is the well known Blue Whale. Hugh Davis surprised his wife Zelta for their anniversary in the early 1970s by building a 70-foot cement blue whale in a pond on their property. The giant leviathan soon began to attract visitors so the Davis' turned the whale into a roadside attraction they called Natures Acres. Besides the whale, the site also has picnic tables made with brightly painted cement whales and barrels, a bathroom shaped like an African village structure and behind a fenced area, a Noah's Ark that once held a small collection of animals. The site has been restored by the citizens of Catoosa and Hampton Hotels Save-a-Landmark program.