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It's Alive! The World's Tallest Thermometer

By Chuckmonster on Monday, 22nd June 2015 4:26pm
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Worlds Tallest Thermometer Baker, CA Repaired

Three years ago, we mourned the death of The World's Tallest Thermometer, a cheep yet informative roadside attraction located in Baker, CA, 94 miles from Las Vegas at the edge of the Mojave National Preserve.

At the time of our original report, current owners - Bob's Big Boy, a splinter group of the Bob's Big Boy restaurant chain - elected to let the famous attraction fall into further disrepair, claiming that refurbishing the iconic thermometer wouldn't be worth the investment.

Proving the theory that deferring maintenance presages end-of-life, Bun Boy's iconic Baker and Lenwood (above) locations are now closed.

Worlds Tallest Thermometer Baker, CA Repaired

The Worlds Tallest Thermometer has since been repainted and repaired, where it proudly displaying the balmy 109° temperature to passersby on Baker Blvd as well as Interstate 15.

It might also be worth mentioning to other California desert drivers that the entirety of the Lenwood Blvd piss break area has been recently renovated with new traffic patterns, fresh lane striping, beautified medians and building renovations.

The Tesla station now has solar panel canopy above the chargers and - in addition to Big Boy - the Chevy's Grill and that superbly skanky Kentucky Fried Chicken have been closed. Also gone, the "casino coming soon" sign on the southern freeway spur. Seven out Barstow Station.








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Comments & Discussion:

I was gifted a plaque with one of the original bulbs from the baker thermometer mounted on it a few years ago. it's one of my prized possessions.

I don't know why, but I love that thermometer. So glad it is back.

I miss Bun Boy. Only went once when it was Bob's. I usually stop at Peggy Sue's when I drive, not only for the campy appeal, but mostly because my stomach isn't patient enough for Baker,



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