Catoosa is a city in Green Country, Oklahoma. It is home to the Port of Catoosa, part of the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas Navigation System (MCKARNS) which connects Northeast Oklahoma to the Mississippi River.

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Blue Whale of Catoosa
  • 1 Blue Whale, Rt. 66 (6 miles south of Claremore). Large blue whale in a swimming hole as novelty architecture. Picnic area.    
  • [dead link] Tulsa Port of Catoosa, 5350 Cimarron Road, +1 918 266-2291. 8AM-4:30PM weekdays. Maritime Education Center with videos and a small artefact collection describing the Port’s history and economic impact on Oklahoma. The furthest inland, ice-free international seaport in America serves as head of navigation for the 445-mile McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System, which leads to the Mississippi River. A self-guided driving tour of the port is permitted (8AM-4:30PM weekdays only) but you must remain in your vehicle. free.


  • Hard Rock Casino and Resort (Off Highway 51 and I-44, You'll know it when you see it), toll-free: +1-800-760-6700. Open 24 Hours. Billed as Oklahoma's Largest Casino, This Neo-Art-Deco-Styled monolith is always under construction. (Formerly The Cherokee Casino)


  • Cherokee Art Market (Inside The Sequoyah Grand Ballroom in the Hard Rock Casino and Resort). 10AM-5PM. The Largest Annual Native American Art Market in the Great Plains. (1st-2nd Weeks October) Free.
  • Cowboy Trade Days (Turnoff Route 66 into a park along the Verdigris River). This event recently some years ago. It's kind of a western goods rummage sale (And a high-end one at that), but you can find some interesting things here (A Navajo Rug for $200 is one example). If you want some good books about the Native Americans or jewelry by local artists, this is the place for you. (August–September)





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  • Coal Mining History and more at the Historical Society in Broken Arrow.
  • Tulsa for its oil barons, history and the architecture they left behind.
  • Claremore is the historic hometown of Will Rogers and home to numerous museums.
Routes through Catoosa
Oklahoma CityTulsa  W    E  ClaremoreJoplin
TulsaBroken Arrow  W   E  END
Oklahoma CityTulsa  W    E  ClaremoreJoplin
EnidTulsa  W   E  → Jct N   SLocust GroveSpringdale

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