Can You Name the American City From a Well-Known Fact?

Bambi Turner

This city was the site of a major fire in 1871, and many blame Mrs. O'Leary's poor cow for the blaze.

Chicago is the third largest city in the U.S.. It sits on the banks of Lake Michigan and is home to one of the busiest airports in the world -- O'Hare. Back in 1871, the city was virtually demolished thanks to a fire of historical proportions.

What U.S. city is home to the Liberty Bell?

Philadelphia has played an important role in the history of America, and even served as the meeting spot for the Continental Congresses, in which the Declaration of Independence was signed and the Constitution drafted. Today, visitors to the city can take a close-up look at the Liberty Bell.

When combined with the nearby city of Ft. Worth, this city forms the largest inland metropolitan center in the U.S.

The Dallas-Ft. Worth metroplex is an impressive anomaly within the U.S. when you consider it geographically. It's the largest metro area in the nation with no access to coastlines or water. Unlike many other port cities, or those built along rivers, the Dallas-Ft. Worth area relied on entirely on railroads to move goods and help the city grow throughout previous centuries.

This Silicon Valley city is home to many of the world's biggest tech companies.

San Jose sits smack dab in California's Silicon Valley. It's home to tech giants like Cisco, eBay, Adobe, Samsung and PayPal, among others.

This city is both the most populated and most densely populated in the U.S.

New York City is home to the largest population in the smallest area of any U.S. city, as well as the largest population overall. While many associate NYC with Manhattan, it's actually made up of five boroughs, including Manhattan, Queens, Bronx, Brooklyn and Staten Island.

This city is home to an annual event dubbed the "World's Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party."

Each year, Jacksonville plays host to the legendary Florida-Georgia football game. The event is such a major event that people gather early to tailgate, resulting in what is often referred to the "World's Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party."

This city uses the nickname "Live Music Capital of the World."

Austin, Texas is proud of its musical heritage, and the live bands playing daily down on 6th Street. The city has served as the capital of Texas since 1839 and also has an unofficial slogan -- Keep Austin Weird.

This city plays host to the largest single-day sporting event in the world every Memorial Day weekend.

Race fans gather by the thousands for the annual Indianapolis 500, held in Indianapolis, Indiana. The city has been hosting the race since 1911.

What city is home to the Panthers football team?

The Carolina Panthers call Charlotte, NC home. The city is also a major base for banks, and home to the Bank of America headquarters.

Which city has long served as the heart of the U.S. auto industry?

Detroit has long served as the center of the American auto industry. To this day, the Big Three -- Ford, GM, and Chrysler -- still make cars in or near the city.

Which city is home to Disneyland?

Disneyland opened in Los Angeles in 1955, and has since become one of the most visited theme parks in the world. The city is also the home of the of Hollywood and the movie industry in the U.S.

A true Buckeyes fan knows that the team calls this city home.

Columbus is the site of Ohio State University. Its football team, known as the Buckeyes, generates huge enthusiasm from fans and locals, especially when the annual Ohio State-Michigan game rolls around.

Florida may be home to rocket launches, but Mission Control is located in this city.

Remember when things went wrong on Apollo 13? They didn't call Cape Canaveral -- they reached out to Mission Control, which is located in Houston, Texas.

This city and the surrounding metro area are known as the Valley of the Sun.

Phoenix is one of the hotter U.S. cities, temperature-wise, so it's no surprise that the metro area is known as the Valley of the Sun. Phoenix is also the only state capital in the U.S. with a population of more than 1 million people.

Which U.S. city is home to Walt Disney World?

After building Disneyland in California, Walt Disney picked the Orlando area for his second theme park. Today, millions of visitors flock to Orlando each year to visit the World, which consists of numerous theme parks, water parks, hotels and other attractions.

Faneuil Hall in this city used to be an important community meeting spot.

One a meeting spot for community members, Boston's Faneuil Hall now serves as a popular marketplace and food hall. It's located along the city's Freedom Trail, which traces Boston's role in the American Revolution.

Which U.S. city is home to the Grand Ole Opry?

Nashville is known for its music heritage, especially when it comes to country artists. Legendary musical venues like the Grand Ole Opry and the Ryman Auditorium are located in the city.

Alcatraz is located in this U.S. city.

The once infamous prison sits in the treacherous water just off the coast of San Francisco. The city is also home to the Golden Gate Bridge, as well as countless tech and financial firms.

Which of these cities houses all three executive branches of government?

Washington, D.C. is home to the President, Congress and the Supreme Court. It's also a major tourist attraction thanks to all of the museums and monuments along the National Mall.

"The Star-Spangled Banner" was written in this city.

As the War of 1812 raged, Francis Scott Key wrote the lyrics to what would become "The Star-Spangled Banner" in Baltimore. The city is also known for its association with Edgar Allen Poe, the Orioles and its portrayal on "The Wire."

Which of these is known as the City of Roses?

Portland, Oregon has been known as the City of Roses for well over a century. The city held its first annual Rose Festival in 1907, and is also home to the International Rose Test Garden.

Which of these cities is located in the Mojave Desert?

Despite its desert location, Las Vegas is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, and home to around half of the ten largest hotels on the planet.

Which city is known as the birthplace of grunge?

Seattle gave the world grunge music, and was the birthplace of bands like Nirvana, Pearl Jam and Soundgarden. It also happens to be the birthplace of guitar legend Jimi Hendrix.

What city is home to Balboa Park?

Balboa Park is a major San Diego attraction for tourists and locals alike. The famous San Diego Zoo is located within the park, as is its Natural History Museum.

Which U.S. city hosted the 1996 Olympics?

Atlanta, Georgia played host the the 1996 summer Olympics. It's also the capital of Georgia, and home to the Braves and the Falcons.

This city is known for its rich brewing history.

The largest city in Wisconsin, Milwaukee is known for its history of brewing beer. It's home to Miller, the second-largest beer maker in the U.S., and Coors is also brewed within the city.

Which of these cities is known as the Big Easy?

New Orleans earned its nickname The Big Easy thanks to the laid-back lifestyle and over-the-top celebrations down on Bourbon Street. The city was devastated by Hurricane Katrina in 2005, but has slowly bounced back in the years since.

The Broncos football team calls this city home.

Colorado's capital city of Denver is home to the Broncos football team and the Rockies MLB team. It's also the highest major city in the U.S., and offers gorgeous mountain views.

Which of these cities is the capital of California?

Sacramento serves as the capital of California. It also has an incredibly hot climate, resulting in a great environment for growing almonds. In fact, almond company Blue Diamond has its headquarters within the city.

The Alamo is located in this city.

In 1836, a tough group of Texans withstood a 13-day siege by the Mexican Army at the Alamo in San Antonio, Texas. Visitors to the historic site often make a stop at the city's famous Riverwalk -- a series of shopping, dining and entertainment venues situated at the water's edge.

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America is more than just a single nation -- it's made up of individual cities and states, each with their own distinct history and culture. Take our quiz to see if you can identify these U.S. cities from a single well-known fact!

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