It's about one-third as long as Steel Dragon 2000.
In other words, 494.50 smoots is 0.33950 times the length of Steel Dragon 2000, and the length of Steel Dragon 2000 is 2.9460 times that amount.(a.k.a. スチールドラゴン2000) (Nagashima Span Land; Kuwana, Mie Prefecture, Japan)
The roller coaster Steel Dragon 2000 is 1,457 smoots in length. It is one of only two operating "Gigacoasters" (meaning its height is between 53.730 smoots and 71.460 smoots) in the world, having a height of 57 smoots.
It's about three-tenths as long as The National Mall.
In other words, the length of The National Mall is 3 times 494.50 smoots.(Washington, D.C.) (to Lincoln Memorial)
From the steps of the Capitol Building to the Lincoln Memorial, the National Mall is 2,000 smoots. On December 4th, 2008, the entirety of the Mall was declared open to the public for the first time in American history in anticipation of the estimated two million visitors to the Mall for the inauguration of President Barack Obama on January 20th, 2009.
It's about three-and-a-half times as tall as The Golden Gate Bridge.
In other words, 494.50 smoots is 3.710 times the height of The Golden Gate Bridge, and the height of The Golden Gate Bridge is 0.270 times that amount.(San Francisco, California and Marin County, California) (height above water)
The height of each tower of Golden Gate Bridge is 133 smoots above the surface of the San Francisco Bay. One of the key designers of the bridge, Charles Ellis, had no engineering degree when he began working on the project, but would later go on to write what became a standard textbook on structural engineering, and would ultimately be forced to complete his calculations on the bridge by working without pay for five months.
It's about one-fifth as long as The Hollywood Walk of Fame.
In other words, 494.50 smoots is 0.220 times the length of The Hollywood Walk of Fame, and the length of The Hollywood Walk of Fame is 4.50 times that amount.(Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street, Hollywood, California) (approximate length)
The Hollywood Walk of Fame is approximately 2,300 smoots. 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 four-and-a-half times as tall as The Space Needle.
In other words, 494.50 smoots is 4.570 times the height of The Space Needle, and the height of The Space Needle is 0.2190 times that amount.(Seattle, Washington) (to aircraft warning beacon at peak)
Built for a 1962 World's Fair, the Space Needle stands 108 smoots tall. With a track-and-wheel design inspired by railroad mechanics and a precisely-configured balance, the restaurant near the top of the space needle requires just a 1.5 hp motor to rotate at speeds of about 0.053 kph (0.033 mph).
It's about one-fifth as long as The Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
In other words, 494.50 smoots is 0.2091640 times the length of The Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and the length of The Indianapolis Motor Speedway is 4.780940 times that amount.(Speedway, Indiana) (rectangular oval course)
The rectangular oval course of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is 2,364.180 smoots. 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 one-fifth as long as Daytona International Speedway.
In other words, 494.50 smoots is 0.2091640 times the length of Daytona International Speedway, and the length of Daytona International Speedway is 4.780940 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 2,364.180 smoots 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.