The World's Tallest Thermometer - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
72157 Baker Blvd, Baker, CA 92309, USA
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About The World's Tallest Thermometer
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 recorded in nearby Death Valley on July 10, 1913. It stands 134 feet tall and is capable of displaying a maximum temperature of 134 °F (57 °C), both of which are a reference to the temperature record.
Attractions Near The World's Tallest Thermometer
It is located in the Mojave Desert within the National Park Service Mojave National Preserve, on Kelso Cima Road at the junction of Kelbaker Road in Kelso, California, between Baker and Interstate 15 to the north and Interstate 40 to the south. It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places, and along with the adjacent ghost town of Kelso, was declared a United States Historic District in 2000.
This is a great way to examine the aftermath of the Dome Fire up close. The hike is three miles round-trip and takes between 2 and 3 hours for most people.Generally considered a moderately challenging route, it takes an average of 1 h 31 min to complete. This is a popular trail for hiking, but you can still enjoy some solitude during quieter times of day.
Dumont Dunes Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation Area encompasses 7,620 acres of public land.. Bordered by steep volcanic hills and the slow running Amargosa River, the region is easily recognized from a distance by its distinctive sand dunes. The remote location and variety of terrain appeal to those seeking primitive camping opportunities, off-road adventures, fabulous scenery, and opportunities for solitude.
This is the largest field of aeolian sand deposits in the Mojave Desert. The region is protected by the Mojave National Preserve. The dune field covers 45 square miles and includes migrating dunes, vegetation-stabilized dunes, sand sheets, and sand ramps.
Mojave preserves a diverse mosaic of ecological habitats and a 10,000 year history of human connection with the desert. Natural features include the Kelso Dunes, the Marl Mountains and the Cima Dome, as well as volcanic formations such as Hole-in-the-Wall and the Cinder Cone Lava Beds. The preserve surrounds Providence Mountains State Recreation Area and Mitchell Caverns Natural Preserve, which are both managed by the California Department of Parks and Recreation.
This is an arid rain-shadow desert and the driest desert in North America. Its boundaries are generally noted by the presence of Joshua trees, which are native only to the Mojave Desert and are considered an indicator species. This place is now a tourist spot and a lot of people come here to spend some good times here.
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