50-Foot-Tall Thermometer

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Galt, California

Built in 2010 by brothers Paul and Bill Giddens, who loved roadside attractions as kids and decided to make one as adults. A 50-foot-tall thermometer next to a major highway also serves as an ideal billboard for the Giddens' heating and air conditioning business.

The brothers labored to make the thermometer "look real" and built it to last. It reportedly contains over two miles of copper wire, and shows the temperature using more than 11,500 LEDs. Anchoring it are 13-foot-deep footings and a thermometer "bulb" at the bottom that weighs a ton.

50-Foot-Tall Thermometer

Giddens Bros. Heating and Air Conditioning

578 Fairway Drive, Galt, CA
Giddens Bros. Heating and Air Conditioning. Hwy 99 exit 274A (southbound) or 274B (northbound). On the west side frontage road (Fairway Drive) just north of exit 274A.
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