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World's Tallest Thermometer - Baker, CA

New to the High Desert and looking for day trips to travel to and unique sites to see? Popular places like Knott’s Berry Farm or Disneyland are only one-and-a-half hours from the Victorville area. Try visiting off-the-beaten path, unique sites listed here.

Memorial of Will Herron, Builder of World's Tallest Thermometer

World’s Tallest Thermometer The thermometer is located in Baker, California, a small community for such a tall attraction. As of 2010 census, Baker’s population was 735. The builder of the thermometer was Will Herron whose memorial is near those of Roy Rogers and Dale Evans in Sunset Hills Memorial Park located in Apple Valley, California. Maybe as an entrepreneur Mr. Herron visioned that the thermometer would either help the little community grow or at least bring in extra revenue.




Memorials of Roy Rogers and Dale Evans - Sunset Hills in Apple Valley, CA

Just down the road from Sunset Hills is another fascinating site, an old dinosaur park that was built with the intention of being a miniature golf park. The concrete dinosaurs are quite unusual, and they range from small to giant size. At the time of my visit bees were flying in and out of a giant dinosaur’s mouth. You can see the bee hive in one of the photos below.






Dinosaur Park with Bridge

Dinosaur with bee hive


Large Dinosaur

Old Dinosaur Miniature Golf Park

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