World's Tallest Thermometer, Baker

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The World's Tallest Thermometer is a landmark located in Baker, California, USA. It is a steel electric sign that commemorates the record 134 degrees Fahrenheit (57 degrees Celsius) 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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  • I was excited to see it and there it was! The Alien Fresh Jerky is right beside it so you can see it from the parking lot. Stop to see them both if you are driving by!  more »
  • When it used to be an actual thermometer it was cool. But it's just a digital light up tower. So nothing to see here folks, just move along. Baker is one of those places that is not really a great...  more »
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  • 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!
  • Wonderful customer service. A neat little tourist attraction in what seems to be the middle of nowhere. The prices for merchandise are a little high but that's what you get at a popular tourist attraction.
  • So fun to see the history of this place. Love reading the newspaper articles and the sign-in books!! It was really fun. Our cashier (her name is on the tip of my tongue!) was amazing. Well worth the stop.
  • A very interesting place to stop and we were welcomed by a delightful assistant who kindly took our photos with the thermometer and told us lots of the history. Very interesting!

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