Planet Walk
Planet Walk
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Robert D
Brooklyn, New York3,872 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
The Lightspeed Planet Walk is a model of the solar system. It takes you the same amount of time to walk to each planet as it does for light to travel to that planet. The inner planets are located along 5th Avenue. Pluto is over 10 miles away. There are educational signs at each planet and additional information at the starting point, which is the sun.
Written September 10, 2021
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Evelyn Y
Florida77 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Couples
The google map link takes you to a Burger King on a military base. I have an ID, so i got on base. Just dont use the map link.
Written June 4, 2019
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redhead_roaming
Seattle, WA2,869 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Couples
The sun area is the best part of the Planet Walk - I.e. you don't need to do anything else on the walk. The sun part is in a convenient location but all the other planets are the size of marbles, cut in half, on sign boards (or at least, the first couple that we saw are). So, they're not that impressive.

I love the origins of the project and still think the person who designed it is pretty cool so I think if you're in the area of the sun, it has some really interesting information. I would recommend stopping by but no need to go out of your way or go to the other locations. We had to pass by Mercury and Venus on the way to our hotel and Earth was around the corner, so we saw those ones but we didn't even attempt to locate the others.
Written April 29, 2019
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Robert N
Sparks, NV375 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Couples
We could see the Sun Station from our hotel window which made me want to know what this was with the large yellow ball. The Planet Walk is a layout of the solar system to scale for distance and time travel. I didn't walk the entire solar system due to a time constraint but this would be a fun activity for school children interested in science. Recording (photo of each station and time/number of steps between stations) the walk would be a good science project to take back to school after summer vacation. The entire walk is over two miles and follows the path along the shore. Great views.
Written September 8, 2018
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caribtraveler2010
Chicago, IL140 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Couples
This was started as a student project and is impressive it was completed. However, I'd recommend just checking out the Sun with all the displays explaining the project and skipping the rest. Technically it's a scale model of the solar system and you walk at the equivalent of the speed of light. The Sun model weighs 3 tons and is in the plaza on the Southeast corner of 5th and G. The inner planets are along 5th avenue and you walk towards the water. Earth is about 8 minutes walk at 5th and K. But, don't expect more scale models of planets, they are just signs that you have to look for. If you followed the trail all the way until it ends you'd follow the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail and wind up in a parking lot at Kincaid Park which is more than five hours away.
Written August 8, 2017
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Rosie J
Urubamba, Peru42 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016 • Friends
My friends and i treid to do the planet walk and it started off great but some of the locations are located in a sketchy part of town so we never really finished it.
Written March 9, 2017
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JamesKMTan
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia21,607 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2016 • Solo
This nice little open air educational centre located at the corner of 5th Avenue and G street is quite interesting. It has various plagues describing the solar system. You can flean some information in a relaxed manner.
Written October 15, 2016
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SueinSalem
Salem, OR3,018 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016 • Couples
We found "The Sun" on the corner of 5th and G Streets and read about the Anchorage Light Speed Planet Walk on informative and interesting signs around the square. Then we walked to see the closest three planets which are all located on 5th street. Mercury and Venus were easy to find but Earth seemed to be missing in action. We did find construction at the location where the informational sign should have been. Mars is not much further on 5th street but we didn't go on.
Written August 14, 2016
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