It's about seven-and-a-half times as tall as The Great Pyramid of Giza.
In other words, the height of The Great Pyramid of Giza is 0.130 times 38,500 inches.(a.k.a. Pyramid of Khufu, a.k.a. Pyramid of Cheops) (Cairo, Egypt) (estimated original height)
The Great Pyramid of Giza has an estimated original height (without loss due to erosion) of 5,100 inches. The Pyramid was the tallest structure in the world for almost 4,000 years — from its construction ca. 2551 BCE until it was overtaken by the Lincoln Cathedral in Lincoln, England, built in the year 1300.
It's about nine times as long as a Football field.
In other words, 38,500 inches is 8.912040 times the length of a Football field, and the length of a Football field is 0.1122080 times that amount.(American) (total distance; per NFL regulation)
According to NFL specifications, an American football field should measure 4,320 inches from end to end. Because each team's goalpost is located at the far end of the scoring area (end zone), a ball on a scoring play may need to travel as many as 360 inches farther when kicked into the scoring area than when run (rushed) or passed into it.
It's about one-tenth as tall as Mount Everest.
In other words, 38,500 inches is 0.110 times the height of Mount Everest, and the height of Mount Everest is 9.09 times that amount.(a.k.a. Mount Chomolungma, a.k.a. सगरमाथा, a.k.a. Chajamlungma, a.k.a. ཇོ་མོ་གླང་མ, a.k.a. 珠穆朗玛峰, a.k.a. Zhūmùlǎngmǎ Fēng) (Sagarmatha Zone, Nepal and Tibet, China) (to summit, excluding snow depth)
Mount Everest is 348,000 inches above sea level at its summit. The plate tectonics of the Indian subcontinent continuously alter the mountain's peak — raising it by 0.1570 inches and shifting it to the northeast by 0.1770 inches each year.
It's about nine-and-a-half times as long as a Football (Soccer) Pitch.
In other words, 38,500 inches is 9.310 times the length of a Football (Soccer) Pitch, and the length of a Football (Soccer) Pitch is 0.1070 times that amount.(a.k.a. Football Field, a.k.a. Soccer Field) (field length, a.k.a. touchline distance)
According to the Laws of the Game, a football pitch should measure between 4,130 inches (when the Laws were originally, they used imperial measurements of 4,140 inches, and later converted to the metric units used today). The goal markess were defined as part of the pitch by the original rules of the game in the late 16th century, but it was not until the mid 19th century that the crossbar and the net were added
It's about one-tenth as tall as a Mauna Loa.
In other words, 38,500 inches is 0.10670 times the height of a Mauna Loa, and the height of a Mauna Loa is 9.3720 times that amount.(Hawaii) (Hawaiian island volcano) (total height from seafloor)
Mauna Loa, one of the five volcanoes which forms the island of Hawaii and the tallest mountain in total height in the world, rises to 362,200 inches above the seafloor. The peak of Loa is home to the approximately 6,000 sq. m (0.6 ha) Lake Waiau, one of the highest altitude lakes in the United States outside of Colorado.
It's about ten times as tall as Big Ben.
In other words, the height of Big Ben is 0.10 times 38,500 inches.(officially the clock tower of Palace of Westminster, a.k.a. Houses of Parliament) (London, England)
The clock tower of the Palace of Westminster, which houses the bell known as "Big Ben," rises 3,800 inches. The tower has no elevator, and is therefore only accessible by climbing 334 steps to the top.
It's about ten-and-a-half times as tall as The Statue of Liberty.
In other words, 38,500 inches is 10.520 times the height of The Statue of Liberty, and the height of The Statue of Liberty is 0.09506 times that amount.(a.k.a. "Liberty Enlightening the World," a.k.a. La Liberté Éclairant le Monde) (Liberty Island, New York City, New York) (pedestal base to torch peak)
The Statue of Liberty reaches 3,661 inches including the pedestal. The statue was designed using an optical trick known as "forced perspective" to make the statue appear proportionally correct when viewed from its base and is, in actuality, disproportionately large at the top.