How Far is 500 Yards (with Examples & Images)? 

500 yards is a long distance that needs to be visualized with different objects that are present around us.

We have picked examples of several things and buildings that will help us to estimate the size of 500 yards. These iconic buildings that we have here are suitable since we have seen or read about these buildings in our books or have seen pictures on the internet.

How Far is 500 Yards?

How Far is 500 Yards?
500 yards = 1500 ft
500 yards = 457.200146304 ft
500 yards = 0.4572 Km
500 yards = 0.284091 miles

500 Yards Compared to Famous Objects

Here are some of the famous buildings, landmarks, and natural features that we have taken under consideration to describe the size of 500 yards and help you to imagine it properly.

1) One-and-one-tenth times as tall as The Petronas Twin Towers

Petronas Twin Tower
Petronas Twin Tower

The great Petronas Tower is a wonderful idea that we have picked to describe the size of 500 yards properly. The height of the Petronas Twin tower is 494.20 yards. And as we see that the height of the tower is about close to 500 yards.

When we compare the size of the Petronas Tower, it can be seen that 500 yd is one and one-tenth the size of the Petronas Twin Tower. Situated in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, here is a great example that you can cite to describe the size of 500 yards.

2) Nine-tenths as tall as The Shanghai World Financial Center

We all are aware of the Shanghai Tower which is the World Financial Centre. The height of the The Shanghai World in Shanghai, China is 538 yards. If you wish to see the average height of 500 yards then you have to imagine the size of the Shanghai World Financial Centre. If you have not seen the height of the tower or live in a different country then you have to see a picture on the internet to estimate the size.

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3) Nine-tenth as tall as the Willis Tower

Willis Tower
Willis Tower

The size of the Willis Tower is also an ideal example that we can cite to describe the length of 500 yards. The height of the Willis Tower is 569 yards. Hence the nine-tenth of the size of the building is equivalent to the measurement of 500 yards.

The size of the famous Willis Tower in Chicago, Illinois is only 69 yards taller than 500 yd and hence it becomes easier for you to describe the size easily. You have seen pictures on the internet or seen this tower by yourself so you have an idea of its height! Now you may use it as an example to describe the size of 500 yards.

4) One-and-one-fifth times as tall as The Empire State Building

Empire State Building
Empire State Building

We all know about the Empire State Building and it is of great help to us to describe its size of 500 yards. If you have a look at this iconic structure in history, you will be able to make an average estimation of the size of 500 yd.

The height of the Empire State Building is 416.680 yards. This is only a few yards less than what we require! As we compare the length of 500 yards with that of the height of the Empire State Building it will be one and one-fifth times the size of the given measurement.

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5) Four-fifths times the height of the CN Tower

CN Tower, Toronto
CN Tower, Toronto

Here is another world-famous architectural structure that we have taken up as an example to describe the size of 500 yards. The size of the CN Tower is 605.130 yards. It is located in Toronto, Canada. When we compare the size of the building with that of 500 yd it will be equivalent to four-fifth of the former.

6) Three-fifth as tall as Canton Tower

Canton Tower
Canton Tower

The Canton Tower in China is a great structure that we can pick to describe the size of 500 yards. The height of the Canton Tower is 670 yards. The size of the tower is a great example that we can pick to define the size.

The given height is three-fifth the size of Canton Tower and hence here is another example to describe the given length! If you do not know what the Canton Tower looks like then look up pictures on the internet.

7) One and two-fifths the size of the Eiffel Tower

Eiffel Tower
Eiffel Tower

Here is another example that can best describe the size of 500 yd. As we all have seen the famous Eiffel Tower in movies or traveled to Paris to witness it by ourselves, this example is quite an easy one that we can use for describing the size of 500 yards.

The height of this tower is 354 yards. Hence when we compare the height of the tower to the length of 500 yards which is one and two-fifths the size of the iconic Tower.

8) Three-fifths as tall as Gocta Falls

Gocta Waterfalls
Gocta Waterfalls By Elemaki – Own work, CC BY 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=3335925

The Gocta Falls is another great choice that we have opted for! This is a relief feature that we have picked to explain the size of 500 yards.

The size of the Gocta waterfalls is 843 yards and hence when we compare the size of the Gocta Falls with that of the length of 500 yards which is three-fifths the size of the waterfalls! Nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts must have been to this place in Amazonas, Peru, and know about its grand height.

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9) Three-fifth as tall as Burj

Burj Khalifa, Dubai
Burj Khalifa, Dubai is 906 yards tall!

Also known as Burj Khalifa, the height of this tower is 906 yards. We all are well aware of the height of the building as we have seen the famous Burj Khalifa on television and pictures on the internet. This well-known architectural structure is a wonderful example of fine work of art!

Burj Dubai is situated in Dubai, UAE. Hence we have picked up the example of the burn which well describes the given height. 500 yards is three-fifth the size of the building and hence easy for us to draw up a comparison in this case.

10) Half as tall as The Three Sisters Falls

We often take up the exam of the waterfalls and other relief features to describe the example of 500 yards and such measurements. The famous and exemplary Three Sister Falls is of great help to describe the size of 500 yards.

If you have a look at the height of the The Three Sisters Falls you will be able to note the size of 500 yards. Imagine about half the size of the waterfalls and you will be able to note the length. The total height of the waterfall is 1,000 yards and is situated in Ayacucho, Peru.

11) Two times the Golden Gate Bridge

Golden Gate Bridge
Golden Gate Bridge

The spectacular Golden Gate Bridge is a spectacular idea that we have picked to describe the height of 500 yards.

The height of the structure is 248 yards and hence if you imagine twice the height of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, California, and Marin County, California then you will be able to describe the size of 500 yards. A little less than the precise measurement but it can be rounded off to give an average estimation of 500 yd to imagine.

12) Half as tall as Tugela Falls

Tugela Falls
Tugela Falls

The length of the Tugela Falls is also helpful for describing the height of 500 yards. Now the height of the Tugela Falls is not as small as 500 yards. Now if you think about half the height of the Tugela Waterfalls then you will be able to imagine the total height of 500 yards.

The waterfalls are about the height of 1040 yards and are situated in Royal Natal National Park, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa). Now, if you have a look at the pictures of the waterfall or if you see it by yourself then it will be easy for you to estimate the given height.

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13) Half as tall as the Angel Waterfalls

Angel Waterfalls
Angel Waterfalls

The great Angel Falls is another waterfall that we have picked to describe its size as 500 yards. Now all of us know what the size and shape of a waterfall seem like. The Angel Waterfalls is a great structure in Auyantepui, Canaima National Park, Venezuela) and has a height of 1,070 yards. If you wish to describe the size of 500 yards and you have seen what the waterfalls look like then you only have to imagine about half the size of the waterfalls.

14) Two-and-a-half times as tall as St. Paul’s Cathedral

St. Paul's Cathedral
St. Paul’s Cathedral

The famous shrine of St. Paul’s Cathedral is located in (London, England, United Kingdom). Since we all know how a church looks it becomes easier for us to estimate the size of 500 yards and compare it with the height of the church.

The residents of London or the tourists who had the opportunity to be in the place know what this church looks like and have visited it as well. Now the height of the St. Paul’s Cathedral is 190 yards. So if you can imagine two and half times the size of the holy shrine then you will know what the height of 500 yards looks like.

15) Two-and-a-half times as tall as The Washington Monument

Washington Monument
Washington Monument

The Washington Monument is a great architectural example that we can cite to describe the size of 500 yards. Now the height of the Washington Monument is 185.140 yards which are quite shorter than what we require. Hence if you can imagine about two and a half times the size of the Washington Monument then you will get an idea of how high the length of 500 yards is!

16) The Singapore Ferris Wheel

Singapore Ferris Wheel
Singapore Ferris Wheel

The Singapore Ferris Wheel is a must-visit location in Singapore and if you are a tourist to this place then your trip will be almost incomplete without having a look at the Ferris Wheel and getting some pictures clicked before this one.

The height of the Singapore Ferris Wheel is 180 yards and hence 500 yards is three times the height of 180 yards.

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17) Three times tall as the Spring Buddha Temple

Spring Temple of Buddha
Spring Temple of Buddha

The famous Spring Buddha Temple is situated at (Fodu Shan Scenic Area, Lushan County, Henan, China) and it is another remarkable landmark that we have picked that described size of 500 yards. As we know that the height of the Spring Buddha Temple is 167 yards we need our imagination to define the required size.

Now if you can imagine three such Spring Buddha temples on top of one another then you will have an idea of what the size of 500 yards might look like. Hence here we have another example to describe the size of 500 yards precisely.

18) Three and a half times the Great Pyramid of Giza

Great Pyramid of Giza
Great Pyramid of Giza

Those of us who take interest in history have studied much about the Great Egyptian Civilisation. Hence we are aware of the structure of the Pyramid of Giza which is also known by the name Pyramid of Cheops or Khufu.

Now if you have been to Egypt personally or if you have seen pictures you know what a pyramid looks like. The height of the Great Pyramid of Giza in Cairo, Egypt is 140 yards. Hence you need to increase the height of the structure by three and a half times the original to estimate the required size of 500 yards.

19) Four times the size of a Football field

American Football Field
American Football Field

Generally, the length of a professional American Football field is 120 yards and hence if you wish to estimate the size of 500 yards then you have to imagine four such football fields in a line.

20) Four and a half times the length of the soccer pitch

Football Field
Football Field

The professional soccer pitch is 115 yards in length and if you wish to have an idea of the size of 500 yards then imagine exactly four and half times the length of the field.