It's about twenty times as tall as The Arc de Triomphe.
In other words, the height of The Arc de Triomphe is 0.05 times 38,500 inches.(Paris, France)
The Arc de Triomphe stands 1,900 inches tall. France's Tomb of the Unknown Soldier from the First World War lies beneath the arch and is commemorated by the first eternal flame to have been lit in modern European history.
It's about 21 times as tall as The Chicago Water Tower.
In other words, 38,500 inches is 20.90 times the height of The Chicago Water Tower, and the height of The Chicago Water Tower is 0.0478 times that amount.(Chicago, Illinois)
The Chicago Water Tower is 1,850 inches tall. The tower's architecture was one source of inspiration behind the design of White Castle fast-food restaurants beginning with "Building Number 8," a prefabricated structure built in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1936.
It's about one-thirtieth as tall as Olympus Mons.
In other words, the height of Olympus Mons is 28 times 38,500 inches.(a.k.a. Mount Olympus) (Mars)
The tallest mountain in the solar system, Olympus Mons rises to approximately 1,100,000 inches. The mountain has been known to astronomers since the nineteenth century because it is tall enough to rise above Mars' frequent dust storms.
It's about forty times as long as Baseball base distances.
In other words, 38,500 inches is 35.6480 times the length of Baseball base distances, and the length of Baseball base distances is 0.028052 times that amount.(MLB Official Baseball Rules specification)
According to MLB Official Baseball Rules, the distance between baseball diamond bases is 1,080 inches. While second and home base are located upon the corners of the 27.432 sq. m area created by the bases, first and third base are placed within that square, to better allow the umpires to judge whether a ball is fair or foul.
It's about 50 times as long as a Cricket Pitch.
In other words, 38,500 inches is 48.61110 times the length of a Cricket Pitch, and the length of a Cricket Pitch is 0.0205714 times that amount.(per Marylebone Cricket Council / International Cricket Council Law #6)
The length of a cricket pitch, from one bowling crease to the other, is 792 inches. The wickets at either end of the pitch stand 28.34650 inches tall including the bails.
It's about 50 times as long as a Bowling Lane.
In other words, 38,500 inches is 51.049 times the length of a Bowling Lane, and the length of a Bowling Lane is 0.019589 times that amount.(USBC specifications; tenpin; including pin deck)
According to the United States Bowling Congress specifications, a tenpin bowling lane should measure 754.170 inches. In a Professional Bowling Association game, the lane must be lubricated by about 25 ml (0.85 fl. oz) of oil.
It's about 65 times as tall as The Hollywood Sign.
In other words, the height of The Hollywood Sign is 0.015 times 38,500 inches.(a.k.a. Hollywoodland Sign) (Mount Lee, Hollywood Hills, Santa Monica Mountains, California)
Each of the white letters in the Hollywood Sign measures 590 inches tall. Built as an advertisement in 1923, the sign was intended to stand for only eighteen months.