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196. March Madness: Illinois is the home of the America’s original March Madness Basketball Event. The Peoria Civic Center is currently...  
197. Trefzgers: First opened in 1856, a popular local bakery on Prospect Road known for their from-scratch German pastries, breads,...  
198. Spirit of Peoria: “Wedding Cake” style four level self-propelled paddle boat that sits at the bottom of Main Street on the Peoria Riv...  
199. Country Club High: Local nickname for the northernmost high school in the Peoria Public School District, Richwoods High School. Known ...  
200. (Central) Peoria High School: Peoria High School and Central are synonomous. Also, one of the staff on the cartoon Simpson's went to Central and...  
201. Grandview Drive: A mansion-lined street in Peoria Heights, overlooking the Illinois River Valley. Named so by Theodore Roosevelt dur...  
202. Twin Towers: Rising high above the city, the twin 28-story residential condominium towers make up a large chunk of the Peoria sk...  
203. Big Al's: “World Famous” Adult Entertainment located on Main Street downtown. A major tourist attraction located within walk...  
204. Peoria: A city located in the Heart of Illinois along the Illinois river. The old phrase, "Will it play in Peoria?" was co...  
205. P-Town: Nickname for Peoria used by locals.  
206. Grandview: Grandview Drive is the 2.5 mile road that stretches along the top of the Illinois river valley. One side of the ro...  
207. Tower, The: Located near the middle of Grandview Drive, the Heights Tower is most recognized for the massive fake bird perched ...  
208. Castle, The: Also found on Grandview drive is Peoria's elusive castle. In reality, it's just a big house that resembles a cast...  
209. Riverfront, The: Since Peoria is situated on the Illinois river, the downtown riverfront is a fun place to visit, especially in the ...  
210. Emo's: A popular walk-up ice cream and food stand that's open during the summer, and is easily recognized by the giant pic...  
 
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Sliding down snow or ice covered hills on "borrowed" cafeteria trays used as makeshift sleds or saucers, mostly by UW students, and particularly on the hill toward the lake from Observatory Drive near Elizabeth Waters Residence Hall (dorm), and less often down Bascom Hill or elsewhere around campus.

Found in old NYC neighborhoods, most famously and densely in Brooklyn, this is a term used for homes made from "brownstone," which is a brown sandstone. The Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood in Brooklyn has the most brownstones in NYC. Many people think of The Cosby Show's Huxtable family when they think of Brooklyn brownstones (as they lived in a traditional Brooklyn brownstone).

A baked casserole dish that is commonly eaten in Minnesota homes. Popular varieties include Tator Tot hotdish, Party Potatoes (aka Funeral Potatoes), Green Bean casserole and Wild Rice casserole. Many of these are cooked with Campbell's Soup such as Cream of Chicken.

Children's street game of bygone days, involving pink Spalding (or "spaldeen") ball and broomstick. Now sadly defunct.

"Smog Angeles" is what many San Diegans call Los Angeles, the rival city to the north.