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1. City of Five Smells, The: Some refer to CR as the City of Five Smells since the odor from various grain & food processing plants (Quaker Oats...  
2. Czech Village: Czech Village is located on the south side of CR and was filled with ethnic restaurants, specialty shops, a butcher...  
3. Downtown: Greatly affected by the flood of 2008, the downtown section of the city is still rebuilding. Downtown is full of bu...  
4. Ped Mall: Located in downtown Iowa City, the Pedestrian Mall (Ped Mall) spans from Burlington Street to Washington Street and...  
5. Pentacrest: On the University of Iowa campus, this section of land is made up of the Old Capitol building, Jessup Hall, Macbrid...  
6. Iowa City Jazz Fest: This festival began in 1991 and has become a nationally recognized event. Big names in jazz have come to Iowa City ...  
7. University of Iowa: Iowa City is home to the University of Iowa. Around 31,000 Hawkeyes are enrolled at U of I, and students permeate t...  
8. Intermediate Directions: Instead of using names for neighborhoods, Cedar Rapids residents often use the intermediate directions of Northeast...  
9. Ghetto, The: Ghetto means a place to live where people don't fuck around and do whatever they want.  
10. SE-SW-NE-NW: CR isn't usally discussed in terms of neighborhoods. It's usually just divided into these four directions. If someo...  
11. Lindale and Westdale Malls: Cedar Rapids has two malls on opposite sides of town. Westdale is bigger but has a dwindling amount of stores and L...  
12. Greek Place Vernon Inn, The: It is now closed.  
13. El Rancho: A great inexpensive family-owned Mexican restaurant on the SW side. Daily specials, great margaritas, and a really ...  
14. Starlite Inn: A popular spot for burgers and brew. Their Starlite burgers are great. A nice spot to kick back after work. Out of ...  
15. Zoey's Pizza: A poor imitation of a Chicago style pizza. The crust is too thin and there are too little toppings- both should be...  
 
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A pair of 40 foot tall and 20 foot wide cowboy boots, located at the North Star Mall.

The interstate expressway designated I-94 running from its divergence from I-90 north to Lake County. All expressways in Chicago are given a moniker, so the interstate numbers are rarely used by locals.

The Madison Chain of Lakes includes Lake Mendota, Lake Monona, Lake Wingra, Lake Waubesa and Lake Kegonsa. If you're talking to a boater or fisherman, they will just use the term "Madison Chain". These lakes are all very popular recreational lakes.

Nickname for "The tallest fraternity in Texas." The Houston Cougars' basketball team from 1982 to 1984 featured explosive players like Clyde Drexler and Hakeem Olajuwon that warranted the nickname for their explosive play and huge dunks. Phi Slama Jama happened again on the Houston Rockets when Clyde Drexler was traded to the NBA champion Houston Rockets for one last hurrah at the end of both Drexler's and Olajuwon's careers.

A school restroom.