It's about as long as The Navy Pier
(a.k.a. Municipal Pier #2) (Chicago, Illinois)
The Navy Pier is 200 rods in total length. Originally named Municipal Pier #2, the pier was renamed Navy Pier in 1927 in honor of Naval personnel stationed there during World War I.
It's about as tall as The Three Sisters Falls
(a.k.a. Cataratas las Tres Hermanas) (Ayacucho, Peru)
The Three Sisters Falls rise to 200 rods in height. The falls are called Three Sisters after the three large tiers over which the falls flow.
It's about one-and-three-tenths times as tall as Angel Falls
In other words, 249.30 rods is 1.280 times the height of Angel Falls, and the height of Angel Falls is 0.7810 times that amount.(a.k.a. Parakupa-vena, a.k.a. Kerepakupai mer&) (Auyantepui, Canaima National Park, Venezuela) (total height)
Angel Falls has a total height 195 rods. Jimmie Angel, the first person to publicize their existence outside Venezuela and the namesake of the falls, damaged his monoplane atop the falls and was forced to abandon it; it remained there until it was removed 33 years later.
It's about one-and-one-third times as tall as Tugela Falls
In other words, the height of Tugela Falls is 0.7580 times 249.30 rods.(Royal Natal National Park, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa)
Tugela Falls rises to 188 rods in height. The falls are the highest in Africa and the second highest in the world.
It's about one-and-two-fifths times as tall as Olo'upena Falls
In other words, 249.30 rods is 1.3930 times the height of Olo'upena Falls, and the height of Olo'upena Falls is 0.71790 times that amount.(a.k.a. Oloupena Falls) (Molokai, Hawaii)
Olo'upena Falls rise to 179 rods in height. The isolated falls are the tallest in the United States and the fourth tallest in the world.
It's about one-and-a-half times as tall as Burj Dubai
In other words, 249.30 rods is 1.510 times the height of Burj Dubai, and the height of Burj Dubai is 0.6620 times that amount.(formally Burj Khalifa, a.k.a. Dubai Tower, a.k.a. برج خليفة) (Dubai, UAE) (to roof)
Burj Khalifa, the tallest manmade structure in the world, stands 165 rods to its roof. The tower also holds the current records for the world's highest Islamic mosque — at approximately 115 rods on the 158th floor (of 163 floors) — and the world's tallest outdoor swimming pool — at approximately 56.70 rods on the 78th floor.
It's about two-thirds as long as The Preakness Stakes
In other words, 249.30 rods is 0.65605260 times the length of The Preakness Stakes, and the length of The Preakness Stakes is 1.5242680 times that amount.(Pimlico Race Course, Baltimore, Maryland) (total race length)
The total race length of the Preakness Stakes run at the Pimlico Race Course is 380 rods. Dubbed "the race for the Black-eyed Susans" after Maryland's state flower, the winning horse is actually draped with a garland of painted yellow daisies, as Black-eyed Susans do not bloom in time for the late-May race.