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Tallest Smokestack in the U.S.
Homer City, Pennsylvania: Tallest Smokestack in the U.S.

I saw this while flying into Indiana, PA Airport (Jimmy Stewart Airport). It is amazing! The steam was so powerful and so high, it created its' own little weather system!

If in the area, you simply cannot miss seeing this - it is huge! Worth a look if flying around the Pittsburgh area or going to Jimmy Stewart, which is a really nice and friendly airport with a courtesy car to go to a thriving downtown area.

Mike Marra, Keystone Flight

Background:

The stack is 1,217 feet tall. Fortunately it's so big that you can take pictures of it from far away; the power plant that it belongs to gets nervous if you get too close.

Homer City Generating Station
Address:

1750 Power Plant Rd, Homer City, PA

Directions:
At the Homer City Generating Station. Drive south of town on US 119 around 2.5 miles, then turn west onto Power Plant Rd.
Hours:
Private property visible from road.

The Homer City Power Plant boasts the largest smoke stack in the United States. Even though it is only the 3rd largest in the world at 1,217 ft., it is very impressive. You can go right into the power plant (at least, I did) and say, that sure is a big stack. Anyone who likes big things should visit the quiet and strange town of Homer City.
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Submitted By MIKE MARRA MIKE MARRA (442 destinations have been submitted by this member)
Last Reviewed Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Recommended Airport
Name IDI-INDIANA COUNTY/JIMMY STEWART FLD/
Distance Not Applicable
Open to the Public? Yes
Longest Runway 10/28 - 4000 x 75 feet, Asphalt, in Fair condition
Control Tower No
  Other Nearby Airports
There are 23 airports within 25 nautical miles of this location   Increase Range
     View    PN66   DUNLEA AIRPARK    9.3 nm at 237 degrees   (Private)
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