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.
Blue Whale, 6 miles south of Claremore on Rt. 66 in nearby Catoosa. Large blue whale rests in a swimming hole.
Port of Catoosa. Oklahoma's Gateway to The World. Many ships have gone through this Port since the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas Navigation System (MCKARNS) was dedicated by then President Nixon. This port connects The Mississippi River to Northeast Oklahoma thus connecting it to critical world trade networks. Tours may not be possible for quite some time due to homeland security concerns, I suggest passing this one by until a future time. (No special information on this article is given due to possible security reasons)
Hard Rock Casino and Resort, (Off Highway 51 and I-44, You'll know it when you see it). 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)
Major construction continues to go on at The Hard Rock Casino and Resort, the result of which is constantly snarled traffic around the casino. Be very careful when passing through these areas, accidents can often occur if caution is not observed.
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.