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World's Tallest Thermometer, Baker

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Landmark · Tourist Spot
The World's Tallest Thermometer is a landmark in Baker, California, US. It is a steel electric sign that commemorates the weather record of 134 °F (57 °C) recorded in nearby Death Valley on July 10, 1913.

The sign weighs 76,812 pounds (34,841 kg) and is held together by 125 cubic yards (96 m3) of concrete. It stands 134 feet (41 m) tall and is capable of displaying a maximum temperature of 134 °F (57 °C), both of which are a reference to the temperature record.
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  • Wow,we were driving to Vegas and I spot the Thermometer looming ahead of us just off the main road and we pulled in and a man came out and said. "do you know you have arrived on the hottest day in...  more »
  • Cute little stop. I had no idea it was here. We went to the alien fresh jerky, and happened to drive by the thermometer. Their gift shop, but we did not go in. We kind of just stopped and took a few.....  more »
  • Pretty Spectacular landmark. You probably wont stop by here but you will see it from the freeway. Its cool to visit when its super hot and the temp is super high. Most people just see it from a far. no fun in that. Come check it out on your way to Alien Jerky
  • I demand you stop by. Support the world’s tallest thermometer. Got some great service from Lydia today. Just noticed on my receipt it says, all proceeds go to keeping the thermometer running. Buy some water, a shirt, hat, commutative coin or one of the original numbered bulbs that was used to light the sign. Have fun!

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