LARGEST - Tire in the World - Gatlinburg, Tennessee, USA.
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita
N 35° 42.682 W 083° 31.100
17S E 272180 N 3954859
Quick Description: The largest tire in the World, is on display at the entrance to Ripley's believe it or not odditorium, in Gatlinburg, Tennessee.
Location: Tennessee, United States
Date Posted: 5/4/2015 4:39:09 AM
Waymark Code: WMNV0P
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
Views: 6

Long Description:
The text on the tire reads:
"Built by the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company of Akron Ohio. This enormous tire stands nearly 12 feet tall & weighs over 6,500 lbs! Used on open-pit mining trucks that can carry up to 240 tons of ore at one time. This tire was actually used at the Asarco Mission Mine in Arizona, USA. The tire costs $20,000 (US) and contains enough rubber to make 395 normal sized car tyres."

"Visit the Strangest Place in Gatlinburg! Experience the Odd & Weird World of Ripley, where "Truth is Stranger than Fiction" Three stories of over 500 Outstanding and Incredible Artifacts from around the world surround and Amaze you every step of the way. See eight-legged buffalo, two headed calf, shrunken human head, and MUCH, MUCH MORE! Enjoy interacting with illusions that will WOW you! Proudly freaking out families for over 90 years! With hours of fun-filled family fun around every corner, Why Just Say It, See It." Text Source: (visit link)

Photo of lady inside tire: (visit link)

Price of Admission: 17.00 (listed in local currency)
Weekday Hours: From: 10:00 AM To: 8:00 PM
Weekend Hours: From: 10:00 AM To: 8:00 PM
Type of documentation of superlative status: Sign & Website.

Location of coordinates: Entrance to Riplye's believe it or not.

Web Site: [Web Link]

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