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Doswell in Hanover County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Eiffel Tower

 
 
The Eiffel Tower Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kathy Walker, July 24, 2009
1. The Eiffel Tower Marker
Inscription. Opened May, 1975
Standing on concrete footers extending sixteen feet below ground, the Eiffel Towers is 331'-6" tall, weighs about 800 tones and is a 1/3 replica of the original. The top observation platform is 275 feet high, and offers a spectacular view of the Virginia countryside.

There are 440 steps from the ground to the elevator motor house.

The tower requires 1,500 gallons of paint.

Fun Fact
Tower construction took about 2 years prior to its 1975 opening.
 
Erected 2000 by Kings Dominion.
 
Location. 37° 50.408′ N, 77° 26.714′ W. Marker is in Doswell, Virginia, in Hanover County. Click for map. The marker is located within Kings Dominion Theme Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 16000 Theme Park Way, Doswell VA 23047, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Boo Boo's Tree Swings (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Shockwave (about 600 feet away); Ranger Smith's Jeep Tour (about 600 feet away); The Shenandoah Lumber Company (about 600 feet away); The Blue Ridge Tollway (about
The Eiffel Tower Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kathy Walker, July 24, 2009
2. The Eiffel Tower Marker
600 feet away); Boulder Bumpers (about 700 feet away); The Scooby-Doo Ghoster Coaster (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Wave Swinger (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Doswell.
 
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The Eiffel Tower image. Click for full size.
By Kathy Walker, July 24, 2009
3. The Eiffel Tower
View from the bottom up.
The Eiffel Tower image. Click for full size.
By Kathy Walker, July 24, 2009
4. The Eiffel Tower
The Eiffel Tower image. Click for full size.
By Kathy Walker, July 24, 2009
5. The Eiffel Tower
View from the Old Dominion section of the park.
The Eiffel Tower image. Click for full size.
By Kathy Walker, July 29, 2009
6. The Eiffel Tower
Entrance to Kings Dominion
View from the Eiffel Tower image. Click for full size.
By Kathy Walker, July 24, 2009
7. View from the Eiffel Tower
Virginia countryside looking to the east at dusk. Volcano and the Flight of Fear also visible.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 660 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on , by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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