Can You Identify These Major Western US Cities from One Image?

By: Jaclyn lavine
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Can You Identify These Major Western US Cities from One Image?
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About This Quiz

Which do you prefer, East Coast cities or West Coast cities? If you answered West Coast cities, or if you've spent an extensive amount of time traveling the Western part of America, then this quiz is for you!

Many of America's major cities are on the East Coast of the country. Whether or not a city can be defined as "major" depends on the size of its population. The Big Apple is jam-packed with people, making it the most populated city in the country, But what are the major cities west of the Mississippi River?  

Some cities are apparent. For example, Los Angeles is undoubtedly a major western city, in fact, it is the second-largest city in the country. But what other major cities are found in the west? How populated are these cities? Are they just as big as Philadelphia or Boston?

Whether you lived in some of the West's major cities or you went on an epic cross-country road trip that took you through them, this quiz is the perfect challenge for you! Find out if you can identify these 40 major Western cities based on an image.

Take this quiz now!


Los Angeles Which western city is depicted in this image?
Houston, Texas
Los Angeles, California​
The City of Angels, i.e., Los Angeles, is the largest city in the west. It also happens to be the second-largest metro area in the entire United States.
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Portland, Oregeon

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Albuquerque - Balloon Fiesta Can you identify this city?
Seattle, Washington
Tucson, Arizona
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Albuquerque is the largest city in New Mexico. It is known for its art scene. The city has been hosting the New Mexico Arts and Crafts Fair since 1961.
Fresno, California

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Kansas City, Missouri Name the city that corresponds to this image!
Fresno, California
Arlington, Texas
Kansas City, Missouri
Kansas City is the second-largest city in Missouri. It is known for its BBQ, fountains, and jazz heritage.
Omaha, Nebraska

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Long Beach - Skyline Which western city is this depicted in this image?
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Aurora, Colorado
Dallas, Texas
Long Beach, California
Long Beach is a city in Southern California and is home to one of the world's largest shipping ports. The city is also considered the "Aquatic Capital of America" and is a great place to live if you like the beach.

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Houston What major western city is this?
Omaha, Nebraska
Houston, Texas
Houston, Texas, is America's fourth-largest city. Houston is known for its diverse food scene and for being an affordable city in which to live.
Tucson, Arizona
Sacramento, California

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Tucson, Arizona To which city does this image correspond?
Honolulu, Hawai'i
Corpus Christi, Texas
Tucson, Arizona
Tucson, Arizona, is known for its desolate beauty, such as the Sonoran Desert. It is home to an estimated 980,263 people (2015).
Las Vegas, Nevada

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Colorado Springs, CO Can you identify this western city?
Wichita, Kansas
Portland, Oregon
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Colorado Springs is the largest city in Colorado. It sits at the base of Pikes Peak, one of the most famous American mountains.
Albuquerque, NM

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Oakland, Ca Which city is captured in this image?
Oakland, California
Oakland City is known for the Port of Oakland, the busiest port in the San Francisco Bay area. It is the eighth largest city in California.
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Honolulu, Hawaii
Denver, Colorado

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Fresno, CA What is the name of this city?
Fort Worth, Texas
St. Louis, Missouri
Corpus Christi, Texas
Fresno, California
The 2017 estimated population of Fresno was 527,438 people. The city was named Fresno, which means ash tree in Spanish, because of its copious number of ash trees.

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Phoenix, Arizona Can you identify this western city?
Seattle, Washington
Portland, Orgon
Phoenix, Arizona
Phoenix is the state capital and largest city in Arizona. It is the fifth most populated city in the country, with 1,626,078 people calling this city home,
Denver, Colorado

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Sacramento - Skyline Can you name this city?
Mesa, Arizona
Wichita Kansas
Sacramento, California
Sacramento is the state capital of California and is the sixth largest city in the state. Sacramento is known for its sun and tree canopy. It has also been labeled the most hipster city in the state.
Colorado Springs, Colorado

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Mesa, Arizona Which western city is depicted in this image?
Mesa, Arizona
The most prized treasure of Mesa, Arizona, is the Mesa Grande Cultural Par. The park houses a large old mound where many artifacts of the ancient Hokoam people were found,
San Diego, California
Las Vegas, Nevada
Aurora, Colorado

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Omaha -Heartland of America Park Which city is captured in this image?
Honolulu, Hawaii
Omaha, Nebraska
With a population of 408,959, Omaha is the largest city in Nebraska. The world's richest man, Warren Buffet, lives in Omaha, as do many other multi-millionaires.
San Antonio, Texas
Tulsa, Oklahoma

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Minneapolis Name the city that corresponds to this image!
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Bakersfield, California
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Minnesota is known as the "Land of 10,000 Lakes." Minneapolis means "City of Lakes" and the water is a central part of life for the 422,331 people living there,
Aurora, Colorado

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Wichita, Kansas Can you match this image with the correct western city?
El Paso, Texas
Stockton, California
Seattle, Washington
Wichita, Kansas
Wichita is the largest city in Kansas, Nestled on the Arkansas River, the city is an industrial hub and cultural center. Wichita is known as the "Air Capital City" because it was home to aircraft manufacturing companies such as Beechcraft, Learjet, Cessna, and Boeing Military.

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San Antonio What major western city is this?
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Riverside, California
Corpus Christi, Texas
San Antonio, Texas
San Antonio is the seventh largest city in the country, and therefore one of the major cities of the west. San Antonio's most famous landmark may be the Alamo Mission, but there are plenty of other things to see in this city.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma Can you correctly identify the city in this image?
St. Paul, Minnesota
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Tulsa, Oklahoma, has a population of 403,505 people, making it one of the major cities in the Western United States. Tulsa is best known for oil. In fact, during the 20th century, it was known as the "Oil Capital of the World."
Stockton, California
Santa Ana, California

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Arlington, Texas What is the name of this major Western city?
Mesa, Arizona
Seattle, Washington
Bakersfield, California
Arlington, Texas
The city of Arlington has a population of about 379,577, making it one of the smaller cities in this quiz. Did you know the original Six Flags is located here?

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Nevada To which city does this image correspond?
Seattle, Washington
Riverside, California
Las Vegas, Nevada
Las Vegas is the most populated city in Nevada. The city is open 24 hours a day and is an entertainment paradise, which is why it's called the "Entertainment Capital of the World."
Dallas, Texas

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Portland, Oregon Which city is captured in this image?
Aurora, Colorado
San Diego, California
Honolulu, Hawaii
Portland, Oregon
Portland, Oregon, is a hipster's paradise. If you like a walkable and bikeable city with farm-to-table restaurants this city is for you!

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Bakersfield, CA Can you identify this western city?
Santa Ana, California
St. Louis, Missouri
Austin, Texas
Bakersfield, California
With just 365,000 people, Bakersfield may not be the largest city in the country, but it is a major city in the Western half of the US. Bakersfield is best known for its agriculture and oil production.

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Hawaii Can you name the city depicted in this image?
Honolulu, Hawaii
Honolulu is one of the more difficult cities to get to in the Western U.S. Despite this, 359,870 make Honolulu their home. Perhaps it's because of the weather and pristine beaches.
St. Paul, Minnesota
Stockton, California
San Francisco, California

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Oklahoma City - SkyDance Pedestrian Bridge Which major Western city is shown in this image?
Anaheim, California
Denver, Colorado
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Oklahoma City is the state capital of Oklahoma. It has one of the largest livestock markets in the entire world. Other popular industries include oil and natural gas.
Fort Worth, Texas

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San Diego What name does this city go by?
El Paso, Texas
San Diego, California
San Diego is famous for its zoo and SeaWorld. San Diego's beautiful beaches and warm weather make it the second-largest city in California and one of the largest in the West.
St. Louis, Missouri
Corpus Christi, Texas

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Aurora, Colorado Can you identify this city?
Aurora, Colorado
Aurora may not be as large as Denver in terms of population, but it is still considered one of the major cities in the Western U.S. In fact, Aurora isn't your typical urban city; it's more of a suburb of Denver.
Arlington, Texas
Stockton, California
Seattle, Washington

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Anaheim, California Which city correlates to this image?
Anaheim, California
With 336,265 people living there, Anaheim is the 10th most populated city in California. Anaheim's claim to fame is Disney Land, which opened in 1955.
Stockton, California
Austin, Texas
San Francisco, California

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Corpus Christi, Texas To which city does this image correspond?
Scottsdale, Arizona
Corpus Christi, Texas
Corpus Christi received its name when Spanish explorer Alonso Alvarez de Pineda discovered the bay in 1519. Today, it is home to roughly 320,434 people.
Sacramento, California
Tucson, Arizona

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Dallas What major western city is this?
Seattle, Washington
Portland, Oregon
Las Vegas, Nevada
Dallas, Texas
Home to the Dallas Cowboys, the city of Dallas, Texas, is the fourth most populated city in the United States. Dallas is one of the fasted growing cities in the nation and, therefore, one of the major cities in the West.

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Santa Ana, CA What city is this an image of?
Salt Lake City, Utah
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Santa Ana, California
Located in Southern California, Santa Ana is situated near the Santa Ana River and 10 miles from the ocean. The Santa Ana winds bring seasonal wildfires to the town as well as throughout Southern California.

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Riverside,CA Can you name the city that correlates with this image?
Vancouver, Oregon
St. Paul, Minnesota
Maui, Hawaii
Riverside, California
Riverside, California, is the birthplace of the citrus industry. One of the city's most prized landmarks is the Riverside Fox Theater, where the first showing of "Gone With the Wind" premiered in 1939. The city is also home to the world's largest paper cup, which is actually made out of concrete.

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St. Paul, Minnesota To which city does this image correspond?
St. Paul, Minnesota
St. Paul lies on the east bank of the Mississippi River and is the capital of Minnesota. The city is known for its high literacy right.
Seattle, Washington
Portland, Oregon
Anaheim, California

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El Paso, Texas What name does this city go by?
El Paso, Texas
Across from the Mexico-United States border sits El Paso. In 2010 and 2018, El Paso received the "All-American City Award." It has also been ranked the safest largest U.S. city for a few years running.
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Aurora, Colorado
Honolulu, Hawaii

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Austin Can you identify this city?
Fort Worth, Texas
Long Beach, California
Phoenix, Arizona
Austin, Texas
In 2017, Austin had a population of 950,715 people, but the number keeps growing. Austin is known as "The Live Music Capital of the World" because of its famous Austin City Limits Music Festival is held there each year. The city is also known for its long-running PBS show, "Austin City Limits."

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Seattle Which city is depicted in this image?
Fort Worth, Texas
San Francisco, California
Seattle, Washington
Seattle, Washington is famous for several things, one of which is the television show, "Grey's Anatomy," Known for its overcast, rainy weather, this city is fast-growing, especially with companies such as Amazon and Microsoft calling it home.
Portland, Oregon

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Stockton, CA What is the name of this major western city?
Sacramento, California
Mesa, Arizona
Stockton, California
Did you know that Stockton, California, is the first California city to have a name that isn't Spanish or Native American in origin? In 2017, Stockton had an estimated population of about 320,554 people.
Tulsa, Oklahoma

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St. Louis Which city corresponds with this image?
Phoenix, Arizona
Tucson, Arizona
Kansas City, Missouri
St. Louis, Missouri
St. Louis was built on the western bank of the Mississippi River and is home to roughly 306,626 people. The city's economy is fueled by manufacturing, service, trade, tourism, and transportation of goods.

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Which US City Best Fits Your Personality Can you identify the city in this image?
Denver, Colorado
Arlington, Texas
Fort Worth, Texas
San Francisco, California
San Francisco is know for its fog, hills, and landmarks, such as the Golden Gate Bridge. The city is also the highest-rated American city in the world in terms of livability!

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Denver Can you name the city that correlates with this image?
Boulder, Colorado
Denver, Colorado
Denver is one of the major cities of the west. It's so well-known, that restaurants across the country have an omelet named after it on their menus: the Southwest Denver omelet.
Las Vegas, Nevada
Sacramento, California

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Arlington1, Texas What is the name of this city?
Seattle, Washington
Bakersfield, California
Arlington, Texas
Arlington, Texas, is home to 379,577 people. It is also home to AT&T Stadium, formerly known as Dallas Cowboys Stadium.
Tucson, Arizona

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Fort Worth - Skyline Which city is captured in this image?
Mesa, Arizona
Omaha, Nebraska
Wichita, Kansas
Fort Worth, Texas
Fort Worth, Texas, is home to many museums, including the Kimbell Art Museum. The city is the 15th largest in the United States and is considered a major western city.

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