Can You Identify These Major Midwestern U.S. Cities from One Image?

By: Kennita Leon

Can You Identify These Major Midwestern U.S. Cities from One Image?
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About This Quiz

The Midwestern United States is that area...well, it's pretty self-explanatory, don't you think? Its official name is the North Central Region, but that's just boring. This area makes up 12 of the 50 states in the country and includes Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Nebraska, Indiana, South Dakota, Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, North Dakota, Michigan, and Ohio. But these states are easily identifiable on their own. For instance, you would know exactly which states we were talking about if we were to show you Mount Rushmore, Chimney Rocky, Cave of the Mounds and Gateway Arch. Right? But it's not so easy to name the cities that make up these states. 

So, because we love challenging you, we're going to ask that you do exactly that. We want to see if you can name these midwestern cities if we show you pictures of them. Of course, it won't be easy, so we're going to put some hints that you can use if you get stuck. And by the end, we'll know just how much midwest geography you really know. Ready to get started?

Chicago Illinois Downtown Which Midwestern city is this?
Boston
New York City
Chicago
Chicago is a city located in the northeastern part of the state of Illinois. This Midwestern state has 2.7 million residents, which makes it the third most populated city in the United States. Chicago is also known as "the city of neighborhoods" thanks to the 77 community areas divided into several neighborhoods.
Philadelphia

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Columbus Ohio High Street Can you tell us the name of this city?
Columbus
Columbus is the capital city of Ohio in the United States. It ranks as #14 as the largest city in the United States and also breaks records as the only large city in the North to experience more than 10 percent growth from 2010 to 2017. This city has a population of more than 870,000 people, with Whites as the leading racial makeup followed by Blacks/ African Americans.
Pittsburgh
Buffalo
Providence

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LucasOil stadium Identify the city shown in this picture.
New Haven
Hartford
Portland
Indianapolis
Indianapolis is the capital of Indiana and also the third most populated city in that state. Indianapolis and the state of Indiana are known for many things, such as being the "The Crossroads of America." Indianapolis, in particular, is located at the center of several interstate highways that intertwine across the state.

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Art Museum Milwaukee Wisconsin Which city does this look like?
Washington
Milwaukee
Milwaukee, Wisconsin is a city that is known for its beautiful summers, baseball and of course, as the beer capital of the world. Its esteemed title as "Beer City" is no doubt due to the result of breweries such as Schlitz and Miller and their legacy. Milwaukee also appeals to the history fanatics, thanks to the Milwaukee Public Museum that houses the largest head of a dinosaur (a T-Rex).
Philadelphia
Charlotte

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Detroit Michigan Renaissance Center Which of these options matches what is shown in the picture?
New Haven
Detroit
Though Detroit is commonly cited for its achievements in the automobile industry, this Midwestern State has other accolades. In 1979, the city made history as the first one to allocate individual telephone numbers to people. Before that, the party lines were commonly used where an operator would direct calls.
Newark
Boston

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Louisville Kentucky The Gardens Pick the option you think matches this city.
Hartford
Pittsburgh
New York City
Louisville
Louisville is Kentucky's largest city, which also possesses a rich history. It gets its name from the King of France, Louis XVI, who reigned during the late 1700s and aided in The American Revolution. In recognition of his support, a statue was erected in his honor.

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Union Station Kansas City Missouri Can you tell us what this city is called?
Providence
Buffalo
Kansas City
Kansas City, Missouri, is known as the "City of Fountains" due to the efforts of the Kansas City of Fountains Foundations since their establishment in 1973. In Greater Kansas City, there are 200 fountains, excluding those privately owned in offices and homes.
Jacksonville

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Fire fighters statue Omaha Nebraska Tell us where in the Midwest this looks like.
Omaha
The agriculture sector has always been a major contributor to the economy of Omaha, Nebraska. However, eventually, the state broadened its spectrum and delved into other major areas such as telecommunications and insurance.
Philadelphia
New Haven
Memphis

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Minneapolis Minnesota Where do you think this is?
Boston
Minneapolis
Minneapolis is a large city in the state of Minnesota. It is usually recognized along with its neighboring town, Saint Paul, as the "Twin Cities" of that state. Minneapolis is known for its lakes and parks, such as Lake of the Isles and Loring Park in downtown Minneapolis.
Portland
Baltimore

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Wichita Kansas Match this picture to the correct city.
Newark
Wichita
Wichita is a city in Sedgwick County, Kansas that is usually cited as "the air capital of the world." Clyde Cessna, an aviator, signed a contract in 1916 to begin the manufacturing of planes that would put eventually pave the way for aviation in Wichita and other parts of the world.
New York City
Pittsburgh

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Cleveland Ohio bridges Of the cities listed below, which one do you think is in this picture?
Hartford
Cleveland
Cleveland is a city in Ohio and the second biggest one in that state. Many famous people and inventions have been born out of this city, such as the electric streetlamp that was invented by Charles F. Brush. He then used his designs in his hometown, making Cleveland the first city in the U.S. to have electric street lights.
Philadelphia
New Haven

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Lexington Kentucky buildings and park Where in the midwest looks like this?
Jacksonville
Buffalo
Providence
Lexington
Lexington, Kentucky has long been recognized as the "horse capital of the world" due to its achievements in the equine sector. Lexington has about 400 farms and more than 320,000 horses, which is about one horse for every 12 citizens in the state.

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Gateway Arch St Louis Missouri Point to the midwestern city that you think this might be.
Washington
St. Louis
St. Louis is a city that borders the Mississippi River and is also not a part of any particular county or state; it is independent. It was named by Pierre Laclede and Auguste Chouteau when they founded it in the late 1700s. This city is named after King Louis (Saint Louis) IX of France.
Boston
Charlotte

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St Paul Minnesota Can you name this place in the midwest?
New Haven
Portland
St. Paul
Saint Paul is the other "twin city" in Minnesota. It connects with Minneapolis and together they are identified by this alias. Though Minneapolis is the larger city, it is St. Paul which is the capital of Minnesota.
New York City

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Cincinnati Ohio Take a guess and tell us where this is.
Cincinnati
Cincinnati is a city in Ohio with festivals, bike trails and beautiful parks that can be enjoyed during springtime or fall. Bockfest is a festival marked by three days of celebration for the upcoming spring season.
Pittsburgh
Newark
Philadelphia

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Lincoln, Nebraska Which midwestern city is this?
Lincoln
Lincoln, the capital of Nebraska, is named after the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln, who was assassinated in 1865.
Buffalo
Hartford
Memphis

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Toledo University Toledo Ohio Can you tell us the name of this city?
Toledo
Toledo is situated in North-western Ohio and is also part of an area known as The Great Black Swamp. "The Glass City" as it is called, due to its manufacturing of glass as far back as the 19th century.
Jacksonville
Providence
Washington

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Fort Wayne, Indiana, Freimann Square Identify the city shown in this picture.
Charlotte
Fort Wayne
General Anthony Wayne built America's first Fort at the convergence of three rivers: the St Mary's, Maumee Rivers and the St. Joseph. This took place after the land was captured from the Miami Indians by U.S. Troops.
New York City
New Haven

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Wisconsin Capitol Madison Which city does this look like?
Pittsburgh
Boston
Madison
Madison is the capital of the U.S. state of Wisconsin. Every year since 1983, a fundraiser called the Brat Fest is held in the city during memorial day weekend.
Newark

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Des Moines Iowa Which of these options matches what is shown in the picture?
Philadelphia
Portland
Baltimore
Des Moines
Des Moines, pronounced "duh-moyn" rhyming with loin, is the capital and most populated city in Iowa. In the early years, Des Moines was a city with some frivolous laws.

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Aurora Second National Bank Building Pick the option you think matches this city.
Aurora
As of July 1st, 2018 Illinois had a population of just over 200,000 people. Aurora has produced successful people in the media industry such as the late reporter and author, Randy Shilts.
Buffalo
Hartford
Jacksonville

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Goodyear Company Headquarters Akron Can you tell us what this city is called?
Memphis
Providence
New York City
Akron
Akron, Ohio, is a city that isn't just known for its tire production - it has made strides in the wine industry as well. The 750 ml wine bar is the perfect example; it has rave reviews from Wine Spectator and delivers the finest wine at the most romantic location.

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Downtown Springfield Illinois Tell us where in the midwest this looks like.
Newark
Boston
New Haven
Springfield
Springfield, Missouri, is commonly referred to as the "Birthplace of Route 66." In 1926, the Route 66 highway was proposed in Springfield as a roadway connection between Chicago and Los Angeles.

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Grand Rapids Michigan Heartside District Where do you think this is?
Pittsburgh
Grand Rapids
This large Michigan city has made history in numerous ways. In 1945, it became the first city to add fluoride to drinking water, before it became a standard practice to do so.
Philadelphia
Charlotte

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Sioux falls South Dakota Match this picture to the correct city.
Hartford
Buffalo
Sioux Falls
Sioux Falls in South Dakota gets its name from the huge waterfall in its midst. This body of water spans 123 acres and is believed to use over 7,400 gallons of water every second. This mesmerizing sight can be enjoyed from Falls Park.
Portland

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Kansas City Missouri panorama Of the cities listed below, which one do you think is in this picture?
Washington
New York City
Kansas City
Kansas City ranks as number 3 for the largest cities in Kansas. It should, however, not be confused with Kansas City in Missouri which, between the two, was the first to become a state.
Providence

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Packard museum Dayton Ohio Where in the midwest looks like this?
Atlanta
Newark
Dayton
Wilbur and Orville Wright were two brothers that are best known for the invention of the world's very first airplane. The Wright Memorial at Huffman's Prairie in Dayton was erected in honor of the two men who created history.
Jacksonville

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CedarRapids_IA Point to the midwestern city that you think this might be.
New Haven
Pittsburgh
Hartford
Cedar Rapids
Cedars Rapids is a city in Iowa with many small towns in its vicinity. Fairfax, Marion, Atkins and Bertram are a few of those towns that are part of Cedar Rapids Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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Columbia Missouri intersection Can you name this place in the midwest?
Philadelphia
Columbia
Columbia, Missouri has a strong educational background; Stephen's College, University of Missouri and Columbia College are all located here.
Virginia Beach
Memphis

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Fargo North Dakota Broadway Take a guess and tell us where this is.
Buffalo
Fargo
This quaint city in North Dakota made its way into the Guinness Book of World Records when it delivered "the largest pancake feed in the world."
New York City
Providence

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Flint Michigan Flint River Which midwestern city is this?
Flint
Flint is a Michigan city plagued by alarming crime levels, health-related disasters and other social ills. According to a 2017 FBI report, Flint was the "six most violent city in America."
Portland
Boston
Charlotte

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Dearborn Michigan Ford Community College Can you tell us the name of this city?
Washington
Pittsburgh
Newark
Dearborn
The National described Dearborn, Michigan as "the Arab of America" due to the large population of Arabs residing there. Education is a major part of their development and contrary to popular belief, not all Arab-Americans identify as Muslim.

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Decatur Illinois historic district Identify the city shown in this picture.
Baltimore
Hartford
Jacksonville
Decatur
Decatur, Illinois was often referred to as "the Soybean Capital of the World." The A.E. Staley Manufacturing Company is the reason for this title since more than 30 percent of soybeans worldwide were processed with this company in Decatur.

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Plymouth Minnesota aerial Which city does this look like?
New Haven
Buffalo
Philadelphia
Plymouth
Plymouth, Minnesota is situated northwest of Minneapolis - 12 miles away to be exact. It is at the center of several major highways such as Hwy.169 and Hwy.55.

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Lafayette Indiana bank Which of these options matches what is shown in the picture?
Boston
New York City
Lafayette
Lafayette, Indiana is home to the Haan Mansion Museum of Indiana Art. For some time, a couple by the name of Bob and Ellie Haan owned the property before it was transformed into the go-to place for Indiana art worldwide.
Providence

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Springfield Ohio main street Pick the option you think matches this city.
Pittsburgh
Springfield
Springfield is a south-western Ohio state that had a small population of just over 60,000 people. In 2016, National Public Radio, Inc (NPR) reported on the "shrinking city" and the tough economic times faced due in part to industrialization.
Memphis
Portland

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Lambeau Field Green Bay Wisconsin Can you tell us what this city is called?
Green Bay
"Toilet Paper Capital of the World" is a nickname given to the city of Green Bay in Wisconsin. Northern tissue, the first toilet paper to ever be produced, was manufactured in Green Bay in the 1900s.
Baltimore
Charlotte
Washington

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Dubuque Iowa Tell us where in the midwest this looks like.
Jacksonville
Newark
Hartford
Dubuque
Dubuque, Iowa is a hub of activity in the commercial sector due to its ideal location in what is known as the Tri-state area. Every year, festivals such as Oktoberfest Polka festival, Dubuque County Fair and Baconfest are held.

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Bowling Green Ohio library Where do you think this is?
Boston
Bowling Green
In 2014, Forbes added the city of Bowling Green, Kentucky to its list of "Best places to retire in 2015." At the time, Bowling Green was the only Kentucky city to be named on this list.
Providence
New Haven

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Minnetonka Minnesota Carlson Towers Match this picture to the correct city.
Buffalo
Philadelphia
Minnetonka
Minnetonka is a city in the suburbs in Minnesota. The name, Minnetonka, means" water big" or "great water." This is in reference to Lake Minnetonka which expands over 14,000 acres, the largest in the Twin Cities area.
New York City

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