Kugel fountain

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Principle of operation of a Kugel fountain
(A) Water flowing between the sphere and its shaped holder lifts the ball slightly.
(B) Water flows over the sides into a reservoir.
(C) Water is pumped back in an endless loop.
(D) Pump.
(E) Ball can easily be moved by hand.

A kugel fountain (also called a "floating" sphere fountain or by the pleonasmic name kugel ball) is a water feature or sculpture where a sphere sits in a fitted hollow in a pedestal, and is supported by aquaplaning on a thin film of water. Pressurized water flows between the sphere and socket, creating a mechanical hydrostatic bearing that is nearly frictionless. The sphere can weigh thousands of kilograms, but the efficient bearing allows it to be spun by the force of a hand. The sphere does not float, being denser than water; it is often made from granite.[1] The hydraulics of the fountain can be controlled so that the axis of rotation of the sphere changes continually.[2] Ring sculptures that rotate on an axis are also built.[2][3]

Kugel fountains can be found all over the world. Many are at popular tourist destinations, such as science museums,[4] shopping centers, lobbies, and gardens.

The term kugel is from the German word Kugel for ball or sphere.[5]

Kugel fountains[edit]

Locations of kugel fountains[edit]

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Facility City Country Diameter GPS Coordinate Further information
Temaikèn Park Belén de Escobar, Buenos Aires Province Argentina 34°22′00″S 58°48′16″W / 34.366725°S 58.804462°W / -34.366725; -58.804462 (Buenos Aires)
Feldkirch Austria Unknown
Casino Innsbruck Innsbruck Austria 1.2 m (47 in) 47°15′46″N 11°23′46″E / 47.262688°N 11.396148°E / 47.262688; 11.396148 This kugelbrunnen (English: kugel fountain) is located in front of the Casino Innsbruck at Salurner Straße 15 in Innsbruck, Austria. Installed 2000 - Welte IHT - https://kusser.com/en_INT/portfolio/ball-fountain-casino-innsbruck/
Casino Velden Velden Austria 46°36′55″N 14°02′35″E / 46.615243°N 14.043190°E / 46.615243; 14.043190 (Casino Velden)
Questacon Canberra, Australian Capital Territory Australia 35°17′53″S 149°07′53″E / 35.298158°S 149.131507°E / -35.298158; 149.131507 (Canberra)
Bowral, New South Wales Australia 34°28′38″S 150°25′05″E / 34.477105°S 150.418071°E / -34.477105; 150.418071
Casuarina Square Darwin, Northern Territory Australia 12°22′32″S 130°52′57″E / 12.375488°S 130.882411°E / -12.375488; 130.882411
SkyHigh Mount Dandenong Victoria Australia 37°49′37″S 145°21′10″E / 37.826974°S 145.3528°E / -37.826974; 145.3528 (SkyHigh Mount Dandenong)
Forrest Place Perth, Western Australia Australia 31°57′10″S 115°51′33″E / 31.952756°S 115.859182°E / -31.952756; 115.859182 (Perth)
The University of Western Australia, CS Department Perth, Western Australia Australia 31°58′40″S 115°48′59″E / 31.97781°S 115.81645°E / -31.97781; 115.81645 (Perth) Installed 2009
WestJet Headquarters Calgary, Alberta Canada 51°07′17″N 114°00′32″W / 51.121511°N 114.008751°W / 51.121511; -114.008751 (WestJet)[a][b]
Chinatown Victoria, British Columbia Canada 48°25′45″N 123°22′01″W / 48.429117°N 123.366900°W / 48.429117; -123.366900 (Kugel ball at Chinatown)[a][b] Floating metal sphere, not a Kugel ball
Dundarave West Vancouver, British Columbia Canada 49°20′00″N 123°10′57″W / 49.333258°N 123.182506°W / 49.333258; -123.182506 (West Vancouver)[a][b]
Guinness World Records Museum Niagara Falls, Ontario Canada 43°05′31″N 79°04′34″W / 43.091872°N 79.075985°W / 43.091872; -79.075985 (Niagara Falls)
Holiday Inn Express Montreal Airport Montreal, Quebec Canada 45°27′40″N 73°43′26″W / 45.461109°N 73.723973°W / 45.461109; -73.723973 (Montreal)
Lyngby Storcenter Lyngby Denmark 55°46′17″N 12°30′21″E / 55.771329°N 12.505888°E / 55.771329; 12.505888 (Lyngby, Denmark)
Rotuaari pedestrian street Oulu Finland Unknown
Hämeenpuisto Tampere Finland 61°29′52″N 23°45′07″E / 61.497792°N 23.751926°E / 61.497792; 23.751926 (Tampere, Finland)
Casino Grand Cercle Aix-les-Bains France 45°41′20″N 5°54′50″E / 45.68889°N 5.91389°E / 45.68889; 5.91389
Rue de Bretagne Alençon France 48°25′53″N 0°04′38″E / 48.431505°N 0.077226°E / 48.431505; 0.077226 (Alençon)
Square des longs-prés Boulogne-Billancourt, Île de France France 48°49′56″N 2°14′47″E / 48.832248°N 2.24638°E / 48.832248; 2.24638 (Boulogne-Billancourt)
Près-La-Rose natural park Montbéliard France 47°30′21″N 6°48′11″E / 47.50583°N 6.80306°E / 47.50583; 6.80306
Spreebogen Berlin Germany 1.5 m (59 in) 52°31′23″N 13°20′49″E / 52.522983°N 13.346974°E / 52.522983; 13.346974 Architect: Stephan Haan; Material: Granite[7]
Sparkasse Bensheim Bensheim Germany 49°40′52″N 8°37′05″E / 49.681111°N 8.618056°E / 49.681111; 8.618056
Düren Germany 50°48′21″N 6°28′57″E / 50.80593°N 6.48238°E / 50.80593; 6.48238 (Dueren)
Erlangen Germany 49°35′44″N 11°00′19″E / 49.595552°N 11.005286°E / 49.595552; 11.005286 (Erlangen)
Palmengarten Frankfurt am Main Germany 50°07′00″N 8°41′00″E / 50.116667°N 8.683333°E / 50.116667; 8.683333 (Frankfurt am Main)
Hanse-Viertel Hamburg Germany 2.11 m (83 in) 53°33′10″N 9°59′17″E / 53.552890°N 9.988048°E / 53.552890; 9.988048 (Hamburg) Installed in 2012[8]
Westpark Munich Germany 48°07′23″N 11°31′52″E / 48.122954°N 11.531178°E / 48.122954; 11.531178 (Munich)
Tibusplatz Münster Germany 51°57′57″N 7°37′38″W / 51.965940°N 7.627233°W / 51.965940; -7.627233,
Europa-Park, Schlosspark Rust Germany 48°16′07″N 7°43′26″E / 48.268611°N 7.723889°E / 48.268611; 7.723889,
Herrenschreiberstraße Rheine Germany 52°16′39″N 7°26′19″W / 52.277445°N 7.438585°W / 52.277445; -7.438585,
City Center, Riesenstraße Kaiserslautern, Rheinland-Pfalz Germany 49°26′34″N 7°46′14″E / 49.442902°N 7.770518°E / 49.442902; 7.770518
Langenfeld Germany 51°06′35″N 6°56′55″E / 51.109795°N 6.948499°E / 51.109795; 6.948499 (Langenfeld)
Calwer Straße Stuttgart Germany 1.0 m (39 in) 48°46′35″N 9°10′27″E / 48.77634268°N 9.17419541°E / 48.77634268; 9.17419541
SAP SE Headquarters Walldorf Germany 1.5 m (59 in)
Parco Commerciale Dora Turin Italy 45°05′15″N 7°40′05″E / 45.087556°N 7.668025°E / 45.087556; 7.668025 (Turin)
Incrocio Viale Giosuè Carducci-Via Filzi Riva del Garda Italy

45°53′09″N 10°50′44″E / 45.885812°N 10.845519°E / 45.885812; 10.845519 (Riva del Garda)

Bengaluru International Airport Terminal Bangalore India 13°11′56″N 77°42′20″E / 13.1989°N 77.7056°E / 13.1989; 77.7056
W5 Interactive Discovery Centre Belfast Northern Ireland 54°36′14″N 5°54′56″W / 54.603768°N 5.91560°W / 54.603768; -5.91560 (Belfast)
Parco Kumamoto Japan 32°48′11″N 130°42′36″E / 32.802953°N 130.710127°E / 32.802953; 130.710127 (Kumamoto)
Lobby of the Radisson Blu Hotel Salwa, Kuwait City Kuwait 29°22′30″N 48°05′14″E / 29.375°N 48.08722°E / 29.375; 48.08722
Triq it-Torri Sliema Malta 35°54′53″N 14°29′47″E / 35.914802°N 14.496526°E / 35.914802; 14.496526 (Triq it-Torri)
Te Papa Museum Wellington New Zealand 41°17′26″S 174°46′53″E / 41.290556°S 174.781389°E / -41.290556; 174.781389 (Wellington)
Centrum of Tjuvholmen Aker brygge Oslo Norway 59°54′34″N 10°43′26″E / 59.909499°N 10.723976°E / 59.909499; 10.723976
Byrkjedalstunet Rogaland Norway 58°46′46″N 6°19′01″E / 58.779475°N 6.317047°E / 58.779475; 6.317047
Flåm Sogn og Fjordane Norway 60°51′49″N 7°07′01″E / 60.863663°N 7.117002°E / 60.863663; 7.117002
Park Zdrojowy Polanica-Zdrój Poland 50°24′35″N 16°30′37″E / 50.409609°N 16.51015°E / 50.409609; 16.51015 (Polanica-Zdrój, Poland) [9]
"The Solar System" Tarnów Poland 50°00′30″N 20°58′31″E / 50.008342°N 20.975346°E / 50.008342; 20.975346 (Tarnów, Poland) [10]
Predmostnaya Ploshchad Krasnoyarsk Russia 1.4 m (55 in) 55°59′30″N 92°53′16″E / 55.991543°N 92.8879158°E / 55.991543; 92.8879158 The city has 6 kugel balls.
Malaya Sadovaya Street Saint Petersburg Russia 59°56′03″N 30°20′15″E / 59.93421°N 30.33744°E / 59.93421; 30.33744 (St. Petersburg)
Petnica Valjevo Serbia 44°15′36″N 19°55′43″E / 44.2599°N 19.9286°E / 44.2599; 19.9286
Casa de las Ciencias A Coruña Spain 43°21′42″N 8°24′50″W / 43.3618°N 8.413951°W / 43.3618; -8.413951 (A Coruña, Spain)
Museo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología Alcobendas, Madrid Spain 40°32′16″N 3°38′26″W / 40.537837°N 3.640595°W / 40.537837; -3.640595 (Alcobendas, Spain)
Museo Elder de la Ciencia y la Tecnología Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Spain 28.141104ºN 15.429532ºW
Kaggensgatan Pedestrian Street Kalmar Sweden 56°39′42″N 16°21′52″E / 56.661616°N 16.364538°E / 56.661616; 16.364538 (Kalmar, Sweden)
Kursaal Bern Switzerland 46°57′10″N 7°26′58″E / 46.952857°N 7.449401°E / 46.952857; 7.449401 (Bern)
Rue Cheneau-de-Bourg Lausanne Switzerland 46°31′13″N 6°38′11″E / 46.520139°N 6.636332°E / 46.520139; 6.636332 (Lausanne)
Zürichhorn Zürich Switzerland 47°21′12″N 8°33′07″E / 47.35321°N 8.55182°E / 47.35321; 8.55182 (Zürich)
Donbass Arena Donetsk Ukraine 48°01′15″N 37°48′34″E / 48.02083°N 37.80944°E / 48.02083; 37.80944 (Donetsk, Ukraine)
Town Centre Abingdon England 51°40′19″N 1°16′46″W / 51.671882°N 1.279409°W / 51.671882; -1.279409
Outside the Bull Inn Bracknell England 51°25′00″N 0°45′03″W / 51.416716°N 0.750762°W / 51.416716; -0.750762 (The Bull Bracknell UK) [11]
Carsington Water Visitor Center Derbyshire England 53°03′37″N 1°38′31″W / 53.060217°N 1.641850°W / 53.060217; -1.641850 (Derbyshire)
Paultons Park Hampshire England 50°56′56″N 1°33′08″W / 50.94887°N 1.552355°W / 50.94887; -1.552355 (Hampshire) [12]
Town Centre Kenilworth England 52°20′38″N 1°34′47″W / 52.343929°N 1.579821°W / 52.343929; -1.579821
Techniquest Cardiff Wales 51°27′46″N 3°10′05″W / 51.462671°N 3.168174°W / 51.462671; -3.168174 (Cardiff)
Amarillo, Texas United States 35°12′25″N 101°49′51″W / 35.207017°N 101.830733°W / 35.207017; -101.830733 (Amarillo)
"Discovery", Columbus Learning Center Columbus, Indiana United States 39°15′10″N 85°54′08″W / 39.252718°N 85.902096°W / 39.252718; -85.902096 (Columbus Learning Center) [13]
Water Tower Plaza Gilbert, Arizona United States 33°21′17″N 111°47′28″W / 33.354769°N 111.790991°W / 33.354769; -111.790991 (Gilbert, Arizona)
Disneyland Anaheim, California United States 33°48′43″N 117°55′01″W / 33.811818°N 117.917062°W / 33.811818; -117.917062 (Disneyland Resort)
Disney California Adventure Park Anaheim, California United States 33°48′16.6″N 117°55′17.0″W / 33.804611°N 117.921389°W / 33.804611; -117.921389 (Disney California Adventure Park)
Amtrak Station Bakersfield, California United States 35°22′20″N 119°00′29″W / 35.372165°N 119.008178°W / 35.372165; -119.008178 (Bakersfield)
San Diego Zoo Safari Park Escondido, California United States 0.6 m (24 in)[c] 33°05′55″N 116°59′56″W / 33.09866°N 116.99889°W / 33.09866; -116.99889
Hollywood Guinness Museum Los Angeles, California United States 34°06′05″N 118°20′17″W / 34.1012808°N 118.3380203°W / 34.1012808; -118.3380203[b] 4,970 kg (10,958 lb)[14]
Morgan Stanley La Jolla, California United States 32°50′53″N 117°16′25″W / 32.848190°N 117.273526°W / 32.848190; -117.273526
California Baptist University Riverside, California United States 33°55′48″N 117°25′30″W / 33.93°N 117.425°W / 33.93; -117.425 (California Baptist University)
Canyon Creek Park San Jose, CA United States 37°17′26″N 121°46′07″W / 37.290687°N 121.768548°W / 37.290687; -121.768548 [15]
Fry's Electronics San Marcos, California United States 1.0 m (40 in) 33°08′14″N 117°11′02″W / 33.13712°N 117.183952°W / 33.13712; -117.183952
Railroad Community Park Santa Paula, California, United States 34°21′21″N 119°03′37″W / 34.35597°N 119.0604°W / 34.35597; -119.0604 (Santa Paula, California)
29th Street Mall Boulder, Colorado United States 40°01′02″N 105°15′21″W / 40.01715°N 105.25585°W / 40.01715; -105.25585 (Boulder)
Belmar Shopping Center Lakewood, Colorado United States 39°42′31″N 105°04′39″W / 39.708726°N 105.077594°W / 39.708726; -105.077594 (Lakewood, Colorado)
Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex Merritt Island, Florida United States 28°31′21″N 80°40′52″W / 28.522486°N 80.681198°W / 28.522486; -80.681198 (Cape Canaveral)
Magic Kingdom Walt Disney World Orlando, Florida United States 28°25′07″N 81°34′45″W / 28.4186592°N 81.5792516°W / 28.4186592; -81.5792516 (Walt Disney World Resort)
The State Botanical Garden of Georgia Athens, Georgia United States 33°54′04″N 83°22′59″W / 33.901103°N 83.383138°W / 33.901103; -83.383138 (Athens, Georgia) [16]
Lincoln Park Zoo Chicago, Illinois United States 41°55′16″N 87°38′08″W / 41.9211°N 87.6355°W / 41.9211; -87.6355 (Lincoln Park Zoo)
Morton Arboretum Illinois United States 41°48′50″N 88°04′12″W / 41.81393°N 88.06997°W / 41.81393; -88.06997 (Morton Arboretum)
Abt Electronics Glenview, Illinois United States 42°04′05″N 87°51′09″W / 42.067964°N 87.852602°W / 42.067964; -87.852602 (Glenview)
Holliday Park Nature Center Indianapolis, Indiana United States 39°52′18″N 86°09′41″W / 39.871552°N 86.161384°W / 39.871552; -86.161384 (Holliday Park sphere)
Columbian Park Zoo Lafayette, Indiana United States 1.1 m (42 in) 40°24′48″N 86°52′14″W / 40.413348°N 86.870509°W / 40.413348; -86.870509 The sphere fountain is a product of Kusser Fountain Works in Germany, a gift from The McAllister Foundation.[17]
Coleman-Morse Center Notre Dame, Indiana United States 41°42′03″N 86°14′26″W / 41.700701°N 86.240622°W / 41.700701; -86.240622 (Notre Dame, Indiana) [18]
Iowa State Fairgrounds Des Moines, Iowa United States 41°35′44″N 93°33′04″W / 41.595546°N 93.551049°W / 41.595546; -93.551049 (Des Moines)
Louisville Zoo Louisville, Kentucky United States 38°12′20″N 85°42′25″W / 38.205438°N 85.707023°W / 38.205438; -85.707023 (Louisville, Kentucky)
Marshall Nemer Pavilion, Lourdes Hospital Paducah, Kentucky United States Unknown
Towne Center at Cedar Lodge Baton Rouge, Louisiana United States 30°25′58″N 91°06′43″W / 30.432830°N 91.112009°W / 30.432830; -91.112009 (Baton Rouge)
The Ripley's Believe It or Not Museum Baltimore, Maryland United States 39°17′07″N 76°36′43″W / 39.285164°N 76.612068°W / 39.285164; -76.612068
Davison Township Police Department Davison, Michigan United States 43°01′38″N 83°33′21″W / 43.027255°N 83.555757°W / 43.027255; -83.555757 (Davison, Michigan)
The Frank's Nursery and Crafts Rose Garden at Michigan State University East Lansing, Michigan United States 42°43′15″N 84°28′27″W / 42.72079°N 84.47413°W / 42.72079; -84.47413 (East Lansing)
Private home Superior Township, Michigan United States 1.2 m (48 in) 42°19′25″N 83°35′52″W / 42.323598°N 83.597744°W / 42.323598; -83.597744 2,500 kg (5,600 lb)
Somerset Collection Troy, Michigan United States 42°33′41″N 83°11′2″W / 42.56139°N 83.18389°W / 42.56139; -83.18389 (Troy, Michigan)

1,930 kg (4,250 lb)

Mississippi College Clinton, Mississippi United States 32°20′11″N 90°19′45″W / 32.336269°N 90.329185°W / 32.336269; -90.329185 (Mississippi College)
Kansas City Life Insurance Company Kansas City, Missouri United States 39°03′49″N 94°35′27″W / 39.063666°N 94.590743°W / 39.063666; -94.590743 (Kansas City, Missouri)
Bob Devaney Sports Center Lincoln, Nebraska United States 1.2 m (48 in)[19] 40°49′49″N 96°41′52″W / 40.830207°N 96.697644°W / 40.830207; -96.697644 Installed in 2011 by Top Stone
Henry Doorly Zoo Omaha, Nebraska United States 41°13′31″N 95°55′41″W / 41.225158°N 95.927939°W / 41.225158; -95.927939 (Omaha)
Millennium Plaza Omaha, Nebraska United States 41°15′51″N 96°09′44″W / 41.264191°N 96.162198°W / 41.264191; -96.162198 (Omaha, Nebraska)
Storyland Glen, New Hampshire United States 44°7′1.71″N 71°10′51.81″W / 44.1171417°N 71.1810583°W / 44.1171417; -71.1810583,
Duke Power Charlotte, North Carolina United States 35°13′33″N 80°51′02″W / 35.2258014°N 80.8505208°W / 35.2258014; -80.8505208 (Charlotte)
Elon University, Numen Lumen Pavilion Elon, North Carolina United States 36°06′09″N 79°30′08″W / 36.102485°N 79.502274°W / 36.102485; -79.502274 (Elon University UK) Meditation garden
Canton Ohio Downtown Canton, Ohio United States 40°47′55″N 81°22′29″W / 40.798682°N 81.374644°W / 40.798682; -81.374644 Destroyed By Vandals
TriHealth Fitness & Health Pavilion Cincinnati, Ohio United States 39°15′21″N 84°21′54″W / 39.255901°N 84.364927°W / 39.255901; -84.364927 (Cincinnati)
Bloch Cancer Survivors Plaza (park) Columbus, Ohio United States 40°00′26″N 83°01′22″W / 40.007172°N 83.022688°W / 40.007172; -83.022688 (Columbus, Ohio)
COSI Columbus Columbus, Ohio United States Unknown
The Mall at Tuttle Crossing Columbus, Ohio United States Unknown
Tulsa Zoo Tulsa, Oklahoma United States 36°12′46″N 95°54′21″W / 36.212724°N 95.905802°W / 36.212724; -95.905802 (Tulsa Zoo)
Nike Campus Beaverton, Oregon United States Unknown
McKenzie Park Hermiston, Oregon United States 45°50′21″N 119°17′28″W / 45.839161°N 119.291164°W / 45.839161; -119.291164
Railroad Plaza Lansdale, Pennsylvania United States 40°14′35″N 75°17′09″W / 40.243083°N 75.285833°W / 40.243083; -75.285833 (Lansdale)
Alter Hall, Temple University Philadelphia, Pennsylvania United States 39°58′48″N 75°09′22″W / 39.980071°N 75.156248°W / 39.980071; -75.156248 (Philadelphia)
Reading Hospital Reading, Pennsylvania United States 40°19′47″N 75°56′58″W / 40.329704°N 75.949492°W / 40.329704; -75.949492 (Reading) [20]
Robert E. Freeman Memorial Park Providence, Rhode Island United States 41°49′20″N 71°24′50″W / 41.822196°N 71.413868°W / 41.822196; -71.413868[b]
Outside Mellow Mushroom Mount Pleasant, South Carolina United States 32°52′00″N 79°47′06″W / 32.866696°N 79.785005°W / 32.866696; -79.785005
The Ripley's Believe It or Not Museum Myrtle Beach, South Carolina United States 33°41′32″N 78°52′47″W / 33.692292°N 78.879789°W / 33.692292; -78.879789
The Ripley's Believe It or Not Museum Gatlinburg, Tennessee United States 35°42′41″N 83°31′06″W / 35.711403°N 83.518453°W / 35.711403; -83.518453 (Gatlinburg, Tennessee)
Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Rocky Mount, North Carolina United States
Miracle Field Murfreesboro, Tennessee United States Located at McKnight Park. Kugel ball is a representative of a baseball, and bears the signature of Boston Red Sox pitcher and Murfreesboro native David Price. Miracle Field was constructed with funds from Price's charity, Project One Four. The facility opened on 6 May 2017.[21]
Oak Court Mall Memphis, Tennessee United States 35°07′02″N 89°54′48″W / 35.117305°N 89.913378°W / 35.117305; -89.913378 (Memphis)
Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park (Earth kugel ball) Nashville, Tennessee United States 1.8 m (71 in) 36°10′19″N 86°47′19″W / 36.172008°N 86.788634°W / 36.172008; -86.788634 (Nashville, Tennessee)[a][b] World War II Memorial 18,000 lb (8,200 kg) lbs[22]
Cancer Survivors Plaza Dallas, Texas United States 32°47′10″N 96°47′45″W / 32.786083°N 96.795739°W / 32.786083; -96.795739 (Dallas)
Historic Downtown Grapevine Grapevine, Texas United States 32°56′24″N 97°04′42″W / 32.939966°N 97.078247°W / 32.939966; -97.078247 (Grapevine)
ConocoPhillips Campus Houston, Texas United States 29°47′18″N 95°36′49″W / 29.788273°N 95.613542°W / 29.788273; -95.613542 (Houston, Texas)
Houston Museum of Natural Science Houston, TX United States 29°43′19″N 95°23′25″W / 29.721932°N 95.390239°W / 29.721932; -95.390239
University Place Orem Orem, Utah United States 40°16′34″N 111°40′49″W / 40.2761075°N 111.6803086°W / 40.2761075; -111.6803086
Utah's Hogle Zoo Salt Lake City, Utah United States 40°44′59″N 111°48′59″W / 40.7496150°N 111.8162750°W / 40.7496150; -111.8162750
Lagoon Amusement Park Farmington, Utah United States 40°59′08″N 111°53′41″W / 40.985556°N 111.894722°W / 40.985556; -111.894722
Atlas Walk Gainesville, Virginia United States 1.32 m (52 in)[23] 38°47′44″N 77°36′36″W / 38.795686°N 77.609996°W / 38.795686; -77.609996 (Gainesville, Virginia)[a][b] 7000 pounds[23]
Virginia Zoological Park Norfolk, Virginia United States 36°52′43″N 76°16′28″W / 36.8786°N 76.2744°W / 36.8786; -76.2744 (Norfolk, VA)
International Mission Board Richmond, Virginia United States 37°34′06″N 77°28′56″W / 37.5683565°N 77.4822119°W / 37.5683565; -77.4822119 (Richmond, Virginia)
Science Museum of Virginia (Earth kugel ball) Richmond, Virginia United States 2.653 m (104.4 in)[24][c] 37°33′39″N 77°27′58″W / 37.560761°N 77.466157°W / 37.560761; -77.466157 (Richmond, Virginia)[a][b] World's largest since 2003[24]
Science Museum of Virginia (Earth's Moon kugel ball) Richmond, Virginia United States 0.72 m (28 in)[c] 37°33′41″N 77°28′00″W / 37.561323°N 77.466698°W / 37.561323; -77.466698 (Richmond, Virginia)[a][b]
Crossroads Park Bellevue, Washington United States 47°37′03″N 122°07′22″W / 47.617418°N 122.1227715°W / 47.617418; -122.1227715 (Bellevue)
Whatcom Community College Bellingham, Washington United States 48°47′43″N 122°29′37″W / 48.79534°N 122.493681°W / 48.79534; -122.493681 (Bellingham, Washington)
Pacific Science Center Seattle, Washington United States 47°37′9″N 122°21′4″W / 47.61917°N 122.35111°W / 47.61917; -122.35111 (Seattle)
Milwaukee County Zoo Milwaukee, Wisconsin United States 43°08′03″N 87°57′21″W / 43.134167°N 87.955833°W / 43.134167; -87.955833 (Milwaukee)
Casper Area Chamber of Commerce Casper, Wyoming United States 42°51′19″N 106°19′32″W / 42.855157°N 106.325434°W / 42.855157; -106.325434 (Casper, Wyoming)[a][b] [25]
Canyon Visitor Education Center Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming United States 44°44′05″N 110°29′31″W / 44.734717°N 110.491888°W / 44.734717; -110.491888 (Yellowstone)
Five Points Centennial Plaza[26] Five Points (Columbia, South Carolina), South Carolina United States 33°59′51″N 81°01′00″W / 33.9976052°N 81.01667°W / 33.9976052; -81.01667 (South Carolina)
St. Rita's Medical Center[27] St. Rita's Medical Center, Ohio United States 40°44′27″N 84°07′14″W / 40.7409395°N 84.120673°W / 40.7409395; -84.120673 (Ohio)
Jack C. Taylor Conference Center Annapolis, Maryland United States 38°59′16″N 76°29′29″W / 38.987778°N 76.491389°W / 38.987778; -76.491389 (Annapolis, Maryland) Installed in front of the Jack C. Taylor Conference Center at the United States Naval Institute in 2021.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Visible from Google satellite view
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Visible from Google street view
  3. ^ a b c Approximate

See also[edit]

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