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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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1. Also referred to as the Ban roll-on building, just as a similar building in Portland, Oregon is called.

2. A common nickname for the Second and Seneca Building because of its resemblance to the blue, dome-headed droid in Star Wars.

Bluecifer is a nickname for the devil-eyed blue mustang sculpture by Denver's airport.

Citywide catastrophe rumored to have been started by the "O'Leary cow." As legend goes, the O'Leary cow kicked over a lantern in the O'Leary farm which started to spread throughout the city. Every building in the city, which was made out of wood then, was either damaged or destroyed with the exception of the Water Tower which stands to this day.

The technical definition is an adjective used to describe something as cheap or inferior. New Yorkers use it as a term encompassing all of the souvenirs sold in Times Square that tourists take home with them to remind them of their trip to New York City. (I mean, what else would you call a melamine ash tray shaped like a yellow taxi?) AKA kitsch. Individual items of schlock or kitsch are known as tchotchkes.

Bags, also known as bean bag toss, is a nickname for Cornhole, a game originating in Ohio. The game requires two boards with a hole in them spaced approximately 30 feet apart. You then throw bean bags (or corn filled bags) towards the boards, with the goal of getting them in the hole. You score 3 points for getting a bag in the hole, and...