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U.S. Cities by Clue Quiz #3

Based on the clues, name these American cities.
Last updated: October 04, 2014
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Clues
City
NASA, Gulf of Mexico, Enron
Houston
Big Apple, Bronx, Bagels
New York City
Marion Barry, Cherry Blossoms,
Pennsylvania Avenue
Washington DC
Drew Carey, Lake Erie, Rock & Roll HOF
Cleveland
U.S. Navy, Anchorman, Gaslamp Quarter
San Diego
SXSW, Whole Foods, Keep it Weird
Austin
Former NHL City, Courant Newspaper,
Harriet Beecher Stowe
Hartford
Lambeau, Door Peninsula, Meatpacking
Green Bay
Auto Racing, Eli Lilly, Kurt Vonnegut
Indianapolis
Fisherman's Wharf, Aquarium,
Cannery Row
Monterey
Clues
City
Gambling, Strippers, Mojave Desert
Las Vegas
Tea Party, Fenway Park, Big Dig
Boston
City of Roses, Willamette Valley,
Where Young People Go to Retire
Portland
University Town, R.E.M, Oconee River
Athens
Horse Racing, Ohio River, Baseball Bats
Louisville
The Office, Electric City, Joe Biden
Scranton
Lake Michigan, U.S. Steel,
Jackson Family
Gary
Warren Buffett, Steak, Missouri River
Omaha
Grand Ole Opry, Vanderbilt, Miley Cyrus
Nashville
Gateway Arch, Budweiser,
Mississippi River
St. Louis
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level 45
Sep 2, 2012
aren't we suppose to keep portland weird?
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level 34
Nov 7, 2012
Boulder Colorado also has the largest Whole Foods on the planet and has a Keep Boulder Weird catchphrase.
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level ∞
Nov 8, 2012
It's somewhat ironic that all the "Keep It Weird" cities are re-using Austin's catchphrase. Maybe they're not as weird as they think.
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level 70
Jun 29, 2014
I'm not sure what who-said-it-first has to do with this? Portland (where its huge) and Boulder (where its big enough to get its own Wikipedia entry) should also be accepted for Keep It Weird.
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level 74
Jul 22, 2014
Whole Foods was founded in Austin and their flagship store is located there. Red Wassenich originated the "Keep Austin Weird" phrase in 2000. Portland didn't adopt it until 2003. As QM states, many places have adopted Austin's "Keep it Weird" phrase, including Fayetteville, AR and other college towns. And none of the other cities cited have a South by Southwest film festival.
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level 78
Oct 26, 2014
They've done a pretty poor job with that then. Boulder, although a great town, is anything but "weird.'
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level 58
Mar 10, 2015
It doesn't matter about the "Keep It Weird" clue, because neither Portland nor Boulder fit the SXSW clue.
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level 51
Dec 27, 2015
Well, SXSW isn't in Boulder and the original Whole Foods and official headquarters is in Austin. I don't think they intend for you to read outside the box so much.
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level 49
Oct 29, 2017
Yeah, how's South by Southwest doing in Boulder these days?
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level 70
Nov 5, 2012
Green Bay isn't in the Door Peninsula...it's just near it.
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level 32
Nov 5, 2012
What has Budweiser to do with St. Louis? Is there a famous brewery?
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level 74
Mar 10, 2015
In 1864 Adolphus Busch and his father-in-law, Eberhard Anheuser began the Anheuser-Busch Brewery in St. Louis. They introduced Budweiser lager in 1876. A few years ago it was purchased by InBev, a Belgian-Brazilian company.
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level 49
Oct 29, 2017
Jaw drop. Okay, not everyone knows about Busch Stadium I guess.
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level 58
Nov 7, 2018
If you've heard a beer commercial in the past 90 years, "Anheuser Busch, St. Louis, Missouri".
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level 23
Nov 16, 2013
Can I just say, in my perspective, when you said U.S. Steel, I thought of Pittsburgh. And also when you said Fishermans Wharf, I thought of San Francisco. But good quiz overall.
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level 45
Dec 4, 2014
ditto
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level 44
Mar 10, 2015
totally agree! The only thing that helped on the Gary question was the Jackson 5. I also typed San Fran mulitple times thinking I didn't know how to spell:)
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level 55
Mar 10, 2015
Seriously! Come on now, I've lived in California forever and I had never even heard of a fisherman's wharf in Monterey, only San Francisco.
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level 57
Mar 10, 2015
I typed "San Francisco" like ten times. I was sure I was just making a typo or something.
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level 69
Mar 10, 2015
There is actually a sign in Monterey that reads "Old Fisherman's Wharf Monterey Peninsula" right outside the Fisherman's Wharf. I've been in California virtually my entire life and my first inclination was to type San Francisco as well. But read the other 2 clues, specifically Cannery Row and Monterey becomes the only viable answer.
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level 36
Mar 13, 2015
Fisherman's Wharf in Monterey is AMAZING! A small, honest version of the giant rip-off that serves tourists in San Francisco (some of the worst seafood I've ever eaten), Monterey restaurants are great, the ambience is fantastic. Whales migrating off the coast. Historical. Memorialized by John Steinbeck, along with Cannery Row. You can drive there on a Saturday in the midst of an oppressive Southern California heat wave, spend a cool, relaxing evening eating on the pier, and walking around Cannery Row...and still drive home! Sleep on Sunday. One sunny Sunday afternoon in the '80s, a gf and I were having a drink on the wharf. At the next table sat an elderly sailor, dressed in white and navy..alone except for a stuffed fabric"toy" on a chair next to him--a 3 or 4 ft. female, wearing a dress with striped tights, high heels, and very long eyelashes. He was whispering to her and we had to smile--it was surreal! He saw us and said, "She might not say much, but she's a hell of a dancer!"
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level 70
Jun 8, 2016
Fisherman's Wharf certainly made me think San Francisco, but the rest of the clue is unmistakably Monterey.
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level 74
Jan 24, 2017
Best whale-watching ever off Monterey coast with a marine biologist from the aquarium. We saw a feeding frenzy and lots of whales, including a humpback with her calf. She was happy to allow us to observe from the legal distance. (I think she was a proud mom.) All that despite the fact that I was tossing my cookies the entire time.
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level 74
Jul 22, 2014
Houston is not on the Gulf of Mexico. It's about 50 miles from Galveston which is on the Gulf, although a ship channel does connect Houston to the Gulf.
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level 59
Mar 10, 2015
Enron went bankrupt over 10 years ago. And NASA is in Clear Lake City. So 0 for 3 on Houston clues!
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level 49
Oct 29, 2017
And yet 80% of people get it.
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level 74
Nov 7, 2018
Except Clear Lake City is not a city, but a planned community inside the city limits of Houston. Houston is about 5 miles from Galveston Bay which is part of the Gulf of Mexico. As others have pointed out no one is having trouble with the clue.
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level 25
Mar 10, 2015
Scranton Represent!
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level 50
Mar 10, 2015
I feel like there are so many better cities that could be on here; like Philidelphia, Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles, and so on
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level 43
Jul 10, 2015
In other words, ones you knew better, lol
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level 66
Mar 17, 2015
I feel that QM was like "CRAP! DO THE MIDWEST!" Seriously? Two Hoosier cities?
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level 63
Aug 28, 2015
When I saw City of Roses, all I could think of was Pasadena.
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level 40
Dec 21, 2016
Fisherman's wharf is in san francisco. that should be the correct answer:(
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level 49
Oct 29, 2017
The correct answer must match ALL 3 clues. No Cannery Row in SFO.
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