Can You Find These Major US Cities?

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Khadija Leon

6 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

The United States is one of the most visited and most populated countries in the world. With 50 states, hundreds of cities and millions of people living there, it comes as no surprise that it is one of the most talked about countries in the world. 

The country has many cities that are known for different things -- from New York City, which is known for its nightlife, to Chicago, which is known for its deep dish pizza, to Los Angeles, which is known for its celebrity scene, to Washington D.C., which is the capital of the country, these cities are known for their monuments and attractions, culture and quirts, and those are just some of the reasons why they are so popular.

Some of the U.S. cities are more easily identifiable than others. Are you able to correctly identify which U.S. city is which? How well were you paying attention in your U.S. geography class? Well, this quiz was designed to let you find out if you can correctly identify some of the major cities in the United States or if you'll be studying up on them more intensely. 

What U.S. city is this?

New York City, sometimes called “The city that never sleeps,” is located in the state of New York and is home to the Statue of Liberty, The Empire State Building, Central Park and the One World Trade Center.

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Chicago, often referred to as “The Windy City,” is located in Illinois and is home to the skyscraper called Willis Tower as well as Cloud Gate, Navy Pier, Shedd Aquarium, and Millennium Park.

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Atlanta, often called “A-Town,” is located in Georgia and is the location of the Georgia Aquarium, the World of Coca-Cola, the Atlanta Botanical Gardens, and the TV news network, CNN Center.

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Las Vegas, sometimes called “the Entertainment Capital of the World,” is located in Nevada and is known for the Las Vegas Strip, the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, and a string of popular casinos.

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Seattle, sometimes called “Jet City" or "Emerald City,” is located in the state of Washington. It is the location of the Space Needle, the Chihuly Garden and Glass museum, the Olympic Sculpture Park, and Pike Place Market.

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Philadelphia, often called “The City of Brotherly Love,” is a city in Pennsylvania and is the location of the Liberty Bell, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Reading Terminal Market, and Independence Hall.

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San Francisco, often referred to as “The Golden City,” is located in the state of California and is the home of former prison Alcatraz Island, the Golden Gate Bridge, Pier 39, and a unique cable car system.

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What U.S. city is this?

Washington D.C. is the capital of the United States of America and as such is home to the National Mall, the White House, the Washington Monument, and the United States Capitol building.

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New Orleans, better known as “The Big Easy,” is the largest city in Louisiana and is best known for Bourbon Street in the French Quarter. It is also known for the National WWII Museum and the Aquarium of the Americas.

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St. Louis, sometimes called “The Gateway City,” is located in Missouri and is the home of the Gateway Arch, the Missouri Botanical Gardens, Forest Park, City Museum, and the Saint Louis Zoo.

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Tucson, otherwise known as “Old Pueblo,” is a city in Arizona and is known for its numerous hiking trails and museums, some of which include the Saguaro National Park, the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, and Pima Air & Space Museum.

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Indianapolis, sometimes called the “Circle City,” is located in Indiana and is home to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the Indianapolis Zoo, and The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis.

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Kansas City, which is known as the “BBQ Capital of the World,” is located in Missouri and is home to the theme park, Worlds of Fun, the Kansas City Zoo, and the National World War I Museum and Memorial.

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Honolulu is the capital and largest city in Hawaii and is one of the top honeymoon destinations in the world. It is also the location of the Diamond Head volcano, the Nu’uanu Pali cliff, and the Pearl Harbor Museum.

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Miami, sometimes referred to as the “Magic City,” is located in Florida and is the home of Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, Miami Seaquarium, Dolphin Mall, and Bayside Marketplace.

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Dallas is the most populated city in Texas and is the location of the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden, the Dallas World Aquarium, multiple flight museums as well as a museum which contains exhibits from the JFK assassination.

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Boston, sometimes known as “Beantown,” is located in the state of Massachusetts and is the home of Fenway Park, the New England Aquarium, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and Faneuil Hall.

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Orlando, sometimes called “The Theme Park Capital of the World,” is located in Florida, and much like the nickname, it has the most theme parks of any city in the world. Some of them include Walt Disney World, Epcot, Universal Orlando, and SeaWorld Orlando.

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Baltimore, sometimes called “Mobtown,” is the largest city located in Maryland. It is the home of the National Aquarium, Fort McHenry, the American Visionary Art Museum, and the Walters Art Museum.

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Memphis is a city found in the state of Tennessee and is the location of the former home of Elvis Presley, Graceland, the Beale Street Historic District, the National Civil Rights Museum, and the Memphis Zoo.

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Portland is the largest city in Oregon and is the location of the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, the Pioneer Courthouse Square, the Oregon Zoo, and the Lan Su Chinese Garden.

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Cincinnati, sometimes called “The City of Seven Hills,” is located in Ohio and is the home of the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden, the Newport Aquarium, Coney Island, and the Cincinnati Art Museum.

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Nashville, sometimes called the “Music City,” is the capital city of the state of Tennessee. Apart from its music scene, it is home to Ryman Auditorium, the Country Music Hall of Fame, and Museum and Centennial Park.

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What U.S. city is this?

Los Angeles, also called the “City of Angels,” is located in California and is the home of some of the world’s most famous celebrities. It is also the location of the Griffith Observatory, the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and Disneyland.

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San Antonio is located in the state of Texas and is the home of the San Antonio River Walk, Six Flags Fiesta Texas, Alamo Mission in San Antonio, SeaWorld San Antonio, and the Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch.

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Charlotte is the most populated city in North Carolina and is home to the Carowinds theme park, Discovery Place, the U.S. National Whitewater Center, and the NASCAR Hall of Fame.

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Houston, sometimes referred to as “Space City,” is located in Texas and is home to the Space Center Houston, the Houston Zoo, the Downtown Aquarium, Houston, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

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What U.S. city is this?

Santa Fe is the fourth largest and capital city of New Mexico and is also the home of the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, the Santa Fe Plaza, the Loretto Chapel as well as the Palace of the Governors.

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Minneapolis, which is the larger of the twin cities, is located in Minnesota and is the home of the Minneapolis Institute of Art, the Mall of America, the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, and the Walker Art Center.

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Detroit, sometimes called “The Motor City,” is the most populated city in the United States and is located in Michigan. It is home to Campus Martius Park, the Detroit Institute of Arts, and the Greektown Casino Hotel.

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Pittsburgh is a city located in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and is the location of Kennywood amusement park, the Andy Warhol Museum, the National Aviary, and the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens.

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Denver, sometimes called the “Mile-High City,” (because of its elevation above sea level) is located in Colorado. It is home to a zoo, an art museum, a botanical garden, and a museum of nature and science.

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Salt Lake City is the capital and most populated city in Utah. It is the location of Temple Square, Antelope Island State Park, Hogle Zoo, the Natural History Museum of Utah, and Sugar House Park.

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Oklahoma City, sometimes shortened to OKC, is the largest and capital city of Oklahoma. It is the location of the Myriad Botanical Gardens, the Oklahoma City National Memorial, and the amusement park, Frontier City.

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Milwaukee is the largest city in Wisconsin and is the location of the Harley-Davidson Museum, the Discovery World Museum, the Milwaukee County Zoo, and the Bay Beach Amusement Park.

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Albuquerque is the most populated city is New Mexico and is best known for its hot air balloon festival in October. It is also known for the Petroglyph National Monument, the Sandia Peak Tramway, and the ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden.

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Louisville is the largest city in the state of Kentucky and is best known for the legendary horseracing track, Churchill Downs. It is also known for having the Kentucky Kingdom amusement park, and the Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory.

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Cleveland is the second most populated city in Ohio and is located along Lake Erie. It is home to the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and the Cleveland Museum of Art.

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Phoenix is the capital and most populated city in Arizona. This city is the location of the Desert Botanical Garden, South Mountain Park, the Phoenix Zoo, and the Castles N’ Coasters amusement park.

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Nantucket is an island located 30 miles off the coast of Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Mostly seen as a vacation destination to many, it is also the location of the Nantucket Whaling Museum and many lighthouses.

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Santa Monica is a beachfront city located in California. The city is best known for the Santa Monica Pier as well as the Third Street Promenade, Pacific Park, and Santa Monica State Beach.

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Austin is a city in Texas which is known for its slogan, “Keep Austin Weird.” It is also home to the Texas State Capitol building, Lady Bird Lake, Zilker Park, and the Austin Children’s Museum.

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Boulder is a city located in Colorado and is one of the most populated cities in the U.S. It is well known for the four-block-long Pearl Street Mall, the Flat Irons rock formations, and Eldorado Canyon State Park.

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Jacksonville, which was given the nickname, “River City by the Sea,” is the most populated city in Florida. It is the location of Jacksonville Zoo and Garden, the Museum of Science and History, and Hanna Park.

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San Jose is one of the largest cities in Northern California and is home to the Winchester Mystery House, The Tech Museum of Innovation, Mission Peaks hiking trail, and the Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose.

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