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It's about nine-tenths as long as The National Mall.
In other words, the length of The National Mall is 1 times 553 rods.
(Washington, D.C.) (to Lincoln Memorial)
From the steps of the Capitol Building to the Lincoln Memorial, the National Mall is 600 rods. On December 4th, 2008, the entirety of the Mall was declared open to the public for the first time in American history in anticipation of the estimated two million visitors to the Mall for the inauguration of President Barack Obama on January 20th, 2009.
It's about one-and-one-tenth times as long as Steel Dragon 2000.
In other words, 553 rods is 1.1220 times the length of Steel Dragon 2000, and the length of Steel Dragon 2000 is 0.89130 times that amount.
(a.k.a. スチールドラゴン2000) (Nagashima Span Land; Kuwana, Mie Prefecture, Japan)
The roller coaster Steel Dragon 2000 is 492.90 rods in length. It is one of only two operating "Gigacoasters" (meaning its height is between 18.180 rods and 24.180 rods) in the world, having a height of 19.290 rods.
It's about one-and-one-fifth times as long as The Belmont Stakes.
In other words, 553 rods is 1.1520830 times the length of The Belmont Stakes, and the length of The Belmont Stakes is 0.8679930 times that amount.
(Belmont Park, Elmont, New York) (total race length)
The total race length of the Belmont Stakes run at Belmont Park is 480 rods. It was during the 1974 Belmont Stakes that Secretariat set an America Grade 1 stakes record in winning by a distance of about 15.0303 rods
It's about one-and-one-fourth times as long as The Beast (Roller Coaster).
In other words, 553 rods is 1.240 times the length of The Beast (Roller Coaster), and the length of The Beast (Roller Coaster) is 0.80650 times that amount.
(King's Island Amusement Park; Mason, OH)
The roller coaster The Beast is 446 rods in length. On its twenty-fifth year of operation in 2004, The Beast was awarded the Landmark Award by the American Coaster Enthusiasts as a historically significant roller coaster.
It's about one-and-two-fifths times as long as The Kentucky Derby.
In other words, 553 rods is 1.38250 times the length of The Kentucky Derby, and the length of The Kentucky Derby is 0.7233270 times that amount.
(Churchill Downs, Louisville, Kentucky) (total race length)
The total race length of the Kentucky Derby run at Churchill Downs is 400 rods. First run in 1864, the Kentucky Derby is one of the oldest continuously-running sporting events in America, almost two years older than the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show
It's about seven-tenths as long as The Hollywood Walk of Fame.
In other words, 553 rods is 0.710 times the length of The Hollywood Walk of Fame, and the length of The Hollywood Walk of Fame is 1.40 times that amount.
(Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street, Hollywood, California) (approximate length)
The Hollywood Walk of Fame is approximately 780 rods. 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 seven-tenths as long as The Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
In other words, 553 rods is 0.691250 times the length of The Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and the length of The Indianapolis Motor Speedway is 1.446650 times that amount.
(Speedway, Indiana) (rectangular oval course)
The rectangular oval course of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is 800 rods. 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.