It's about one-fourth as long as The Hollywood Walk of Fame
In other words, 38,500 inches is 0.250 times the length of The Hollywood Walk of Fame, and the length of The Hollywood Walk of Fame is 4 times that amount.(Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street, Hollywood, California) (approximate length)
The Hollywood Walk of Fame is approximately 150,000 inches. Gene Autry, most famous as the singer of "Back in the Saddle Again" and as the writer and singer of "Here Comes Santa Claus," is the only entertainer to have a star in every category — film, television, recording, radio, and theater. One of Autry's stars is also one of only two stars which have been stolen from the Walk and never recovered.
It's about one-fourth as long as The Indianapolis Motor Speedway
In other words, 38,500 inches is 0.2430560 times the length of The Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and the length of The Indianapolis Motor Speedway is 4.114280 times that amount.(Speedway, Indiana) (rectangular oval course)
The rectangular oval course of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is 158,400 inches. While famous for its automotive racing, the first motorsport held at the track was a series of motorcycle races in August, 1909 — a little less than two years before the inaugural Indianapolis 500 race was run.
It's about one-fourth as long as Daytona International Speedway
In other words, 38,500 inches is 0.2430560 times the length of Daytona International Speedway, and the length of Daytona International Speedway is 4.114280 times that amount.(Daytona Beach, Florida) (tri-oval course)
The tri-oval course of the Daytona International Speedway, upon which the NASCAR Daytona 500 is run, is 158,400 inches in length. Although the tri-oval design is said to allow for greater visibility during the race, the real reason for the then-unique design was that plot available for construction of the track was only 350 acres and could not accommodate a traditional oval layout of appropriate length.
It's about four-and-a-half times as tall as The Golden Gate Bridge
In other words, 38,500 inches is 4.310 times the height of The Golden Gate Bridge, and the height of The Golden Gate Bridge is 0.2320 times that amount.(San Francisco, California and Marin County, California) (height above water)
The height of each tower of Golden Gate Bridge is 8,940 inches above the surface of the San Francisco Bay. One of the key designers of the bridge, Charles Ellis, had no engineering degree when he began working on the project, but would later go on to write what became a standard textbook on structural engineering, and would ultimately be forced to complete his calculations on the bridge by working without pay for five months.
It's about one-fifth as tall as a Puncak Jaya
In other words, 38,500 inches is 0.20020 times the height of a Puncak Jaya, and the height of a Puncak Jaya is 4.9950 times that amount.(a.k.a. Mt. Carstensz, a.k.a. Carstensz Pyramid, a.k.a. Nemangkawi, a.k.a. Carstensz Toppen, a.k.a. Gunung Sukarno) (Papua province, Indonesia)
The highest point in Oceania (and therefore one of the seven summits) peak of Puncak Jaya is 192,300 inches. Dutch explorer Jan Carstenszoon, the mountain's namesake, is said to have been ridiculed for claiming to have seen snow near the equator when he reported his discovery of the peak in 1623.
It's about one-fifth as tall as a Vinson Massif
In other words, 38,500 inches is 0.19990 times the height of a Vinson Massif, and the height of a Vinson Massif is 5.003 times that amount.(a.k.a. Mount Vinson) (Antarctica)
Mount Vinson, the highest peak of the Vinson Massif mountain, reaches 192,600 inches at its peak. The mountain is named after Georgia Congressman Carl Vinson who emphatically promoted Antarctic exploration in the 1930s.
It's about five-and-a-half times as tall as The Space Needle
In other words, 38,500 inches is 5.310 times the height of The Space Needle, and the height of The Space Needle is 0.1880 times that amount.(Seattle, Washington) (to aircraft warning beacon at peak)
Built for a 1962 World's Fair, the Space Needle stands 7,240 inches tall. With a track-and-wheel design inspired by railroad mechanics and a precisely-configured balance, the restaurant near the top of the space needle requires just a 1.5 hp motor to rotate at speeds of about 0.053 kph (0.033 mph).