How long is 300 feet?
It's about as tall as The Statue of Liberty
The height of The Statue of Liberty is about 305.10 feet.
(a.k.a. "Liberty Enlightening the World," a.k.a. La Liberté Éclairant le Monde) (Liberty Island, New York City, New York) (pedestal base to torch peak)
The Statue of Liberty reaches 305.10 feet including the pedestal. The statue was designed using an optical trick known as "forced perspective" to make the statue appear proportionally correct when viewed from its base and is, in actuality, disproportionately large at the top.
It's about as tall as Big Ben
The height of Big Ben is about 310 feet.
(officially the clock tower of Palace of Westminster, a.k.a. Houses of Parliament) (London, England)
The clock tower of the Palace of Westminster, which houses the bell known as "Big Ben," rises 310 feet. The tower has no elevator, and is therefore only accessible by climbing 334 steps to the top.
It's about nine-tenths as long as a Football (Soccer) Pitch
The length of a Football (Soccer) Pitch is about 344 feet.
(a.k.a. Football Field, a.k.a. Soccer Field) (field length, a.k.a. touchline distance)
According to the Laws of the Game, a football pitch should measure between 344 feet (when the Laws were originally, they used imperial measurements of 345 feet, and later converted to the metric units used today). The goal markess were defined as part of the pitch by the original rules of the game in the late 16th century, but it was not until the mid 19th century that the crossbar and the net were added
It's about one-and-one-fifth times as tall as a Giant Sequoia (tree)
The height of a Giant Sequoia (tree) is about 250 feet.
(a.k.a. Sequoiadendron giganteum, a.k.a. Sierra redwood, a.k.a. Wellingtonia)
Giant Sequoias of the Giant Sequoia National Monument located in Sierra Nevada, near Visalia, California can grow to heights of 250 feet. The wood from the Giant Sequoias is often brittle and prone to shattering when such trees are felled, and as a result the trees logged in the late nineteenth century were often usable only as shingles or matchsticks.
It's about four-fifths as long as a Football field
The length of a Football field is about 360 feet.
(American) (total distance; per NFL regulation)
According to NFL specifications, an American football field should measure 360 feet from end to end. Because each team's goalpost is located at the far end of the scoring area (end zone), a ball on a scoring play may need to travel as many as 30 feet farther when kicked into the scoring area than when run (rushed) or passed into it.
It's about one-and-one-third times as wide as The Wingspan of a 747
The width of The Wingspan of a 747 is about 225 feet.
(a.k.a. Boeing 747, a.k.a. Jumbo Jet, a.k.a. Queen of the Skies) (for Boeing 747-8 series)
The wingspan of a Boeing 747-8 is 225 feet. Fully loaded, the 747 can travel 27,200,000 feet before refueling.
It's about seven-tenths as tall as The Great Pyramid of Giza
The height of The Great Pyramid of Giza is about 430 feet.
(a.k.a. Pyramid of Khufu, a.k.a. Pyramid of Cheops) (Cairo, Egypt) (estimated original height)
The Great Pyramid of Giza has an estimated original height (without loss due to erosion) of 430 feet. The Pyramid was the tallest structure in the world for almost 4,000 years — from its construction ca. 2551 BCE until it was overtaken by the Lincoln Cathedral in Lincoln, England, built in the year 1300.
It's about one-and-three-fifths times as tall as The Cinderella Castle
The height of The Cinderella Castle is about 189 feet.
(Fantasyland, Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World, Lake Buena Vista and Bay Lake, Florida)
Walt Disney World's Cinderella Castle is 189 feet tall. The castle's architecture uses the optical trick known as "forced perspective" — the castle gets smaller near the top — to appear larger than it truly is.
It's about one-and-three-fifths times as tall as The Leaning Tower of Pisa
The height of The Leaning Tower of Pisa is about 185 feet.
(a.k.a. The Tower of Pisa, a.k.a. Torre pendente di Pisa) (Pisa, Italy) (height along center axis)
The Leaning Tower of Pisa stands 185 feet tall along the angle of its lean. In May of 2008, in an successful effort to stabilize the tower, 70 tonnes of earth were removed from the tower's base on the side opposite the lean.
It's about three-fifths as long as The Shambles
The length of The Shambles is about 490 feet.
(a.k.a. Maze of Twisting, a.k.a. The Great Flesh Shambles) (York, England, United Kingdom) (approximate)
The Shambles, a historic shopping street in York, stretches about 490 feet. Several of the buildings along the street are over seven hundred years old.
It's about three-fifths as tall as The Spring Temple Buddha
The height of The Spring Temple Buddha is about 502 feet.
(a.k.a. 中原大佛, a.k.a. 鲁山大佛, a.k.a. 魯山大佛) (Fodushan Scenic Area, Lushan County, Henan, China) (including base)
The tallest statue in the world, the Spring Temple Buddha in Henan, China stands at 502 feet tall from its base. The Buddha is located in the 47,300,000-sq. m (11,700-acre) Fodushan Scenic Area near Mount Yao
It's about one-and-seven-tenths times as tall as The Mahabodhi Temple
The height of The Mahabodhi Temple is about 180 feet.
(a.k.a. Great Awakening Temple, a.k.a. Maha Bodhi Temple, a.k.a. Temple of Bodh Gaya, a.k.a. Mahabodhi Mahavihar) (Bodh Gaya, Gaya District, Bihar, India)
The tower of the Mahabodhi Temple measures 180 feet in total height. The site has been of sacred interest for more than 2,000 years, with the current Temple dating back at least 1,400 years.
It's about three-fifths as tall as Blackpool Tower
The height of Blackpool Tower is about 518 feet.
(Blackpool, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom) (height to peak)
Blackpool Tower, part of an entertainment complex in Blackpool, Lancashire, England, measures 518 feet to its peak. Under ideal conditions, visitors to the highest accessible point of the tower can see as far as the Isle of Man — 315,000 feet to the northwest.
It's about one-and-three-fourths times as tall as Nelson's Column
The height of Nelson's Column is about 169.40 feet.
(London, England, United Kingdom) (from pedestal first step to tip of statue's hat)
Nelson's Column measures 169.40 feet from the first step of the pedestal's base to the top of the statue's hat. While the London tower is the tallest, there are at least eight other monuments to Admiral Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson, 1st Duke of Bronté throughout England, Scotland, Ireland, Canada, and Barbados.
It's about three-fifths as long as The Seventeenth hole of Pebble Beach
The length of The Seventeenth hole of Pebble Beach is about 531 feet.
(fully Pebble Beach Golf Links) (Pebble Beach; Monterey, California) (from Blue Tee)
The seventeenth hole on Pebble Beach Golf Links is a par 3 measuring 531 feet from the blue tee. This hole was the site of professional golfer Jack Nicklaus' 1972 U.S. Open win, which included a 1-iron shot that bounced off the hole's flag and resulted in a birdie.