It's about one-fifteenth as tall as a Kilimanjaro.
In other words, 494.20 yards is 0.0767124 times the height of a Kilimanjaro, and the height of a Kilimanjaro is 13.0357 times that amount.(a.k.a. Mount Kilimanjaro) (Tanzania) (to Uhuru peak; 2008 gravimeter measurement)
Kilimanjaro rises to 6,442.250 yards at its peak. An isolated peak with no surrounding mountain range, Kilimanjaro is considered the world's tallest freestanding mountain.
It's about one-tenth as tall as Mount Elbrus.
In other words, 494.20 yards is 0.0801 times the height of Mount Elbrus, and the height of Mount Elbrus is 12.480 times that amount.(a.k.a. Mingi Tau, a.k.a. Эльбрус, a.k.a. იალბუზი) (Karachay-Cherkessia and Kabardino-Balkaria, Russia) (west summit)
The west summit of the dual-summit volcano Mount Elbrus is 6,170 yards at its peak and is the highest peak in both Russia and the European continent. Until 1976, a cable car would take visitors to the mountain as far up as the Garabashi camp, located at an elevation of 4,156 yards.
It's about one-tenth as tall as a Vinson Massif.
In other words, 494.20 yards is 0.09237 times the height of a Vinson Massif, and the height of a Vinson Massif is 10.830 times that amount.(a.k.a. Mount Vinson) (Antarctica)
Mount Vinson, the highest peak of the Vinson Massif mountain, reaches 5,350 yards at its peak. The mountain is named after Georgia Congressman Carl Vinson who emphatically promoted Antarctic exploration in the 1930s.
It's about one-tenth as tall as a Puncak Jaya.
In other words, 494.20 yards is 0.09253 times the height of a Puncak Jaya, and the height of a Puncak Jaya is 10.810 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 5,341 yards. 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-tenth as long as The Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
In other words, 494.20 yards is 0.1123180 times the length of The Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and the length of The Indianapolis Motor Speedway is 8.903290 times that amount.(Speedway, Indiana) (rectangular oval course)
The rectangular oval course of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is 4,400 yards. 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-tenth as long as Daytona International Speedway.
In other words, 494.20 yards is 0.1123180 times the length of Daytona International Speedway, and the length of Daytona International Speedway is 8.903290 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 4,400 yards 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 one-tenth as long as The Hollywood Walk of Fame.
In other words, 494.20 yards is 0.120 times the length of The Hollywood Walk of Fame, and the length of The Hollywood Walk of Fame is 8.30 times that amount.(Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street, Hollywood, California) (approximate length)
The Hollywood Walk of Fame is approximately 4,300 yards. 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.