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50 States, 50 Cities - Hard Version

For each city, name the state in which it is located. Each state is used exactly once.
If a city appears in multiple states, guess the most prominent one
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Last updated: March 6, 2022
First submittedFebruary 24, 2013
Times taken32,477
Average score52.0%
Rating4.36
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City
State
Alamagordo
New Mexico
Allentown
Pennsylvania
Ann Arbor
Michigan
Asbury Park
New Jersey
Bar Harbor
Maine
Beaverton
Oregon
Bentonville
Arkansas
Bethesda
Maryland
Biloxi
Mississippi
Boca Raton
Florida
Bozeman
Montana
Braintree
Massachusetts
Brattleboro
Vermont
Chula Vista
California
Dodge City
Kansas
Dubuque
Iowa
Elko
Nevada
French Lick
Indiana
Gatlinburg
Tennessee
Gillette
Wyoming
Golden
Colorado
Hannibal
Missouri
Hilo
Hawaii
International Falls
Minnesota
Keene
New Hampshire
City
State
Kill Devil Hills
North Carolina
Lewes
Delaware
Minot
North Dakota
Moab
Utah
Mobile
Alabama
Morgantown
West Virginia
Muskogee
Oklahoma
Naperville
Illinois
Narragansett
Rhode Island
New Canaan
Connecticut
North Platte
Nebraska
Paducah
Kentucky
Peachtree City
Georgia
Pocatello
Idaho
Roanoke
Virginia
Schenectady
New York
Sedona
Arizona
Sheboygan
Wisconsin
Spartanburg
South Carolina
Slidell
Louisiana
Sturgis
South Dakota
Toledo
Ohio
Waco
Texas
Walla Walla
Washington
Wasilla
Alaska
Guessed
AK
MT
AL
NC
AR
ND
AZ
NE
CA
NH
CO
NJ
CT
NM
DE
NV
FL
NY
GA
OH
HI
OK
IA
OR
ID
PA
IL
RI
IN
SC
KS
SD
KY
TN
LA
TX
MA
UT
MD
VA
ME
VT
MI
WA
MN
WI
MO
WV
MS
WY
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Level 39
Jun 4, 2013
i've been to 15 of these towns!
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Level 21
Jan 18, 2017
really awesome
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Level 75
Mar 9, 2022
Me, 12. I'll never forget Hilo: we went to pick up the rental car at the airport only to find we'd flown into the wrong town! The car was waiting for us in Kona, on the other side of the island...
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Level 84
Jun 10, 2022
I think I've been to 5 or 6 at most.
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Level 62
Jun 10, 2022
I’ve been to 3 - gatlinburg Bozeman and Moab

However I have not been to the one in my own state

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Level 45
Jun 10, 2022
it is an insult to call some of these towns...some of these are fairly large cities...
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Level 90
Sep 13, 2022
The difference between a town and a city really doesn't have anything to do with size or population. In most states, a town becomes a city when it incorporates--that is, creates a municipal corporation. There are many cities in the US with fewer than 100 inhabitants, a handful with fewer than 10. Monowi, Nebraska, is famous for being a city with a population of 1.
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Level 71
Jun 4, 2013
I have only been to 4 of these cities however many of them are College towns which certainly helps to locate them properly
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Level 52
Apr 26, 2014
i've been to six, but knew all but 4 but i easily got 50/50 thru process of elimination.
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Level 73
Jun 10, 2022
This was a nice selection. Many of these places would be too insignificant, except for a single, relatively well-known distinguishing feature, which makes this about more than just guess-work.
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Level 24
Jun 4, 2013
I can't believe that I didn't think of Chula Vista for California! :P
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Level 24
Jun 5, 2013
I think you should accept the abbreviations (PA/Pa, etc.)
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Level 55
Jun 5, 2013
This was impossible for a European
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Level 81
Oct 14, 2017
It surprised me how many I had heard of without actually knowing where they are.
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Level 43
Jun 13, 2022
Yes. I knew a few as college football teams play there, but that was about it.
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Level 36
Jun 6, 2013
I can't believe i didn't get Boulder
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Level 51
Jun 18, 2013
I live in cedar rapids way to represent! :) Also have been to 11 other of these towns, but I got a perfect score. I love the state list on the right helps a lot at the end. :)
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Level 40
Jul 30, 2014
Only been to 2, but know people who live in/have heard of 11 others. :) Much easier than the first one, even though I only got 13. :P
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Level 47
Sep 24, 2014
Been to 23, lived in (or next door to) 4, but still missed one. Didn't watch that reality show from Alaska.
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Level 52
Nov 3, 2014
50/50. been to a handful of them
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Level 68
Nov 23, 2014
naperville is where i live yaaay
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Level 83
Nov 1, 2016
Well haven't been to many of these. Passed through Chula Vista on my way to Tijuana, stopped overnight in Flagstaff, passed through Waco en route from Dallas to Austin without stopping. Still, found it easier than the first version where I think I only got 25 and a few were guesses.
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Level 80
Jul 6, 2017
I've only been to one of these towns but I got 100% cuz I'm so smart.
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Level 73
Jul 7, 2018
3:15. I am irrationally in love with this type of quiz. So much fun. I guess just a lifetime reading datelines and remembering them. I've only been to 17 of these, give or take. I think that shows that a lot of these are a bit off the beaten track, not all airport or interstate towns.
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Level 67
Apr 25, 2019
QM, there is a Dodge City in Wisconsin
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Level 84
Mar 6, 2022
"If a city appears in multiple states, guess the most prominent one"
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Level 32
Jul 20, 2019
I live in Fort Worth, Texas. There is a city RIGHT NEXT TO MINE called Roanoke. seriously. wow.
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Level 61
Jun 15, 2020
I used to pay attention to college sports, but I don't anymore. Still, knowing all of those college towns gave me a boost. Dodge City, KS is the windiest city in the USA, while Braintree is sometimes given as John Quincy Adams' birthplace.
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Level 76
Oct 7, 2020
How I got all with 1:01 remaining: guess the cities that I know (or think I know), then type a random state into the box; if it's not correct then press the 'down' key and copy and paste that state again; repeat until you get it correct. Then repeat this for all the remaining states. 😊
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Level 20
Feb 10, 2021
I like the quiz! Glad that Allentown was there to represent my state of Pennsylvania!
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Level 55
Feb 15, 2021
The city I knew the easiest because its a few miles away is also the least guessed XD

i got 100% though so thats epic

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Level 71
Mar 23, 2021
The only reason I know Sheboygan is because of this.
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Level 55
Mar 6, 2022
How on earth is 33/50 not 50 percentile.
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Level 90
Mar 6, 2022
It's a percentile among all the folks who have taken the quiz, not a % correct. You got 33 or 67% correct, but most people got even more correct (average score of 37 shown above), so you're below the 50th percentile of the quiz takers.
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Level 68
Mar 6, 2022
This really shouldn’t be considered a “hard” version, since the average score is a whooping 37 out of 50.
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Level 84
Mar 6, 2022
Hard for normal people. Not that hard for Jetpunkers.
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Level 76
Mar 7, 2022
I've never heard of most of these cities, but I was able to get a lot through some guessing. Some people probably did that since each state is used once and it helps narrow down the remaining.
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Level 28
Mar 22, 2022
A bunch of these are also Texas town names, I was about to freak until Waco finally worked, haha. Keene, Roanoke, Paducah. Just shows how creative we Americans are...
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Level 70
Jun 10, 2022
I am unclear about the definition of "city" being used for this quiz. For example, Bethesda is an "unincorporated, census-designated place" and not a town or city. Maybe some clarification on this point if the Quizmaster feels it is necessary. If not, no worries, fun quiz!
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Level 84
Jun 10, 2022
That was indeed hard.
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Level 39
Jun 10, 2022
- Yeah. Yeah. We... Some fairly big hits for us. You know, in the early '70s, you know?

- Oh.

- Yeah, we sold about 623 copies of that.

- In Chicago?

- No. Sheboygan. Very big in Sheboygan. They loved it, you know...

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Level 71
Jun 10, 2022
It took me a bit to place this. Thank you.
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Level 72
Jun 10, 2022
I would like to thank the TV show M*A*S*H for helping me get Hannibal and Toledo.
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Level 45
Jun 10, 2022
lived in one, been to or through 13, heard of all but two of the rest, which I got after I narrowed the list down..
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Level 57
Jun 10, 2022
Very pleased with my result for a non-American. 2 of the ones I got, I knew from music: Asbury Park from Bruce Springsteen and Allentown from Billy Joel. I had a friend who lived and worked in Paducah, and I know a lot of people who worked for GE in Schenectady. Waco and Wasilla I knew from the news; Biloxi, Toledo, Mobile, Hilo are well-known enough that I know where they are. International Falls I could get by a process of elimination. All in all I was able to get 24.
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Level 19
Jun 10, 2022
I've been to a few of these cities! Recently I was near/in Kill Devil Hills for vacation. Another place that I've been to on vacation is Gatlinburg. I've been to Mobile while visiting family. Then I've also been to Allentown, Bethesda, Morgantown, and Roanoke.
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Level 48
Jun 11, 2022
As a prod Brit I got a total of 5 of these correct
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Level 71
Jun 11, 2022
I went through the first time by just guessing. Got about 30. Next time, I put in the ones I knew, then Ctrl+C a state I hadn't gotten yet... then furious mashed Ctrl+V then up 29 times in a row until I got the answer. There's about exactly enough time to get them all if you know half of them and can quickly mash copy/paste. :)
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Level 59
Jun 12, 2022
Eyyy Bethesda represent
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Level 58
Sep 28, 2022
Slidell represent
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Level 48
Oct 13, 2022
I've been to Gatlinburg! The mountains are beautiful.