It's about one-thirtieth as long as The Oregon Trail.
In other words, 4,700,000 inches is 0.0342 times the length of The Oregon Trail, and the length of The Oregon Trail is 29.20 times that amount.(from Independence, Missouri to Oregon City, Oregon)
The historic Oregon Trail stretched 137,000,000 inches across five (sometimes six) states in the western United States. In the early years of the Trail's existence, the trip was estimated to have taken an average of 160 days.
It's about one-thirtieth as long as The Volga.
In other words, 4,700,000 inches is 0.0338 times the length of The Volga, and the length of The Volga is 29.60 times that amount.(a.k.a. Волга, a.k.a. İdel (Идел), a.k.a. Атăл (Atăl), a.k.a. Edil, a.k.a. İdil, a.k.a. Рав (Rav)) (from the Valdai Hills, Tver Oblast, Russia through the Caspian Sea)
The largest river in Europe, the Volga river runs 139,000,000 inches in total length. World War II's Battle of Stalingrad between the Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union, which resulted in nearly two million casualties, was fought in part for control of the river.
It's about thirty times as long as The Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
In other words, 4,700,000 inches is 29.67170 times the length of The Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and the length of The Indianapolis Motor Speedway is 0.0337021 times that amount.(Speedway, Indiana) (rectangular oval course)
The rectangular oval course of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is 158,400 inches. 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 thirty times as long as Daytona International Speedway.
In other words, 4,700,000 inches is 29.67170 times the length of Daytona International Speedway, and the length of Daytona International Speedway is 0.0337021 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 158,400 inches 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 thirty times as long as The Hollywood Walk of Fame.
In other words, the length of The Hollywood Walk of Fame is 0.032 times 4,700,000 inches.(Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street, Hollywood, California) (approximate length)
The Hollywood Walk of Fame is approximately 150,000 inches. 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.
It's about one-thirtieth as long as The Mississippi River.
In other words, 4,700,000 inches is 0.0317 times the length of The Mississippi River, and the length of The Mississippi River is 31.550 times that amount.(from Lake Itasca, Minnesota through Pilottown, Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana)
The total length of the Mississippi River is 148,300,000 inches. Prior to the development of soil erosion programs, the Mississippi River would carry approximately 400 million metric tons of sediment from its banks to the Gulf of Mexico every year.
It's about one-fortieth as long as The Distance from L.A. to New York.
In other words, 4,700,000 inches is 0.0266 times the length of The Distance from L.A. to New York, and the length of The Distance from L.A. to New York is 37.60 times that amount.(Los Angeles, California to New York City, New York) (via I-10 E, I-15 N, I-70 E, I-76 E, I-80 E, I-280 E)
The total length of the freeway route from Los Angeles, California to New York City, New York via Interstate 80 is 177,000,000 inches long. This route intersects eleven states and several major cities, including Las Vegas, Nevada; Denver, Colorado; Lincoln, Nebraska; Omaha, Nebraska; Des Moines, Iowa; South Bend, Indiana; and Cleveland, Ohio.