Baker, California: World's Largest Thermometer
Built in 1990, the World's Tallest Thermometer's 134-foot height matches the highest recorded temperature of 134 degrees. Roadsideamerica.com Report...
Visitor Tips and News About World's Largest Thermometer
The World's Largest Thermometer is working and easy to find on the main road in town.[Marie J., 03/03/2015]
The Thermometer was broken for years before an extensive electrical restoration in 2014. It can show temperatures as hot as 139 degrees Fahrenheit.
Good news: the thermometer is once again lit and working properly. The gift shop is open and has the cleanest bathrooms in Baker! They are having a grand re-opening and dedication ceremony on Oct. 11, 2014.[Dave B, 10/02/2014]
Along I-15, between LA and Las Vegas, the desert town of Baker has long been an essential stop on Roadside America's California map, chiefly for its World's Largest Thermometer. That impressive tribute to a record high desert temp (134 degrees Fahrenheit) is visible from the interstate. But in recent years its once reliable lit digital array has been wonky, too expensive to repair or even to continue to power, and last reported for sale.
The 134-ft. tall thermometer still merits a brief stop -- there's always a parking space next it at the long closed and empty Thermometer Welcome Center. The ball at the bottom of the thermometer promotes "Baker CA. Gateway to Death Valley." Then its on to exploring Baker's other charms: a Big Boy statue, an obscure tribute to an explorer, an assemblage of cheesy Greek statuary. And right down the street is the new thermal dynamic in town -- the Alien Fresh Jerky store.[RoadsideAmerica.com Team, 02/09/2013]
The thermometer wasn't working at night; there were LED numbers lit up, but it wasn't the temperature.[renee, 08/14/2012]
We're in denial that this once proud landmark might be in the end stages of life. But then again, if it's still getting power to light up, maybe it just needs an adjustment from the Giant Thermometer Repair Service.