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Crisler Center, Ann Arbor

Crisler Center, Ann Arbor

The Crisler Center is where all of University of Michigan’s men’s and women’s basketball teams play their home games. Built in 1967, the arena seats 12,721 spectators and is named for Herbert O. "Fritz" Crisler, the head football coach at Michigan from 1938 to 1947. 960 1280

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KFC YUM! Center, Louisville

KFC YUM! Center, Louisville

The KFC YUM! Center, located on the Ohio River Waterfront, is where the University of Louisville’s men’s and women’s basketball teams play their home games. The $238 million multipurpose arena seats 22,500 fans. After paying more than $13 million, Louisville-based YUM! Brands (KFC, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell) received the naming rights for the arena. 960 1280

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The Rock, Ann Arbor

The Rock, Ann Arbor

Located at George Washington Park on Washtenaw Avenue and Hill Street, the Rock was brought to the park in 1932 to commemorate US President George Washington’s 200th birthday. More than 30,000 years old, the Rock features daily graffiti from various visitors and groups to mark special celebrations, including a potential NCAA championship victory! 960 1280

Lovelac7, Wikipedia Commons  

Churchill Downs, Louisville

Churchill Downs, Louisville

One of the most popular tourist attractions in Louisville is Churchill Downs, a hot destination for horseracing fans. The 2-week-long Kentucky Derby Festival culminates with “The Race for the Roses,” where lucky owner(s), a jockey and a 3-year-old thoroughbred will leave the track and arena as winners. 960 1280

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Ann Arbor Skyline

Ann Arbor Skyline

As Michigan’s 6th largest city, Ann Arbor’s simple skyline includes the Tower Plaza and the Burton Memorial Tower -- it’s this city landscape that draws the most attention from visitors. We recommend taking a stroll through the local parks or through the beautifully tree-lined areas along Huron River, a 130-mile-long river that runs through the city. 960 1280

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Louisville Skyline

Louisville Skyline

Downtown Louisville is the largest central business district in Kentucky. The Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, Louisville Glassworks, Louisville Slugger Field, Waterfront Park, Riverfront Plaza, KFC Yum! Center and Early Times Distillery are a few attractions travelers can visit in this neighborhood. 960 1280

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Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ale, Ann Arbor

Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ale, Ann Arbor

Beer is a hot commodity in Ann Arbor. Locals and tourists can choose from a few local brews, including the Arbor Brewing Company, Grizzly Peak Brewing Company, Blue Tractor and the nationally acclaimed Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales. Breweries in the nearby town of Ypsilanti also contribute to Ann Arbor's brew scene. 960 1280

Rodrick, Flickr  

Hot Brown, Louisville

Hot Brown, Louisville

Hot brown is an open-faced sandwich of turkey and bacon, covered in Mornay sauce and baked or broiled until the bread is crisp and the sauce begins to brown. A hotel chef, Fred Schmidt, introduced this alternative to ham and egg late-night suppers at Louisville’s Brown Hotel in 1926. 960 1280

Jeremy Brooks, Flickr  

Zingerman's Deli, Ann Arbor

Zingerman's Deli, Ann Arbor

Pull up a chair and enjoy a meal at Zingerman’s Deli, a popular eatery in Ann Arbor and throughout the Detroit metropolitan area. Foodies -- who don’t mind standing in long lines for overstuffed, sometimes pricey but delicious sandwiches -- are in for a treat. Their corn beef sandwich, pastrami sandwich and mac and cheese are popular items on the menu. And don’t forget to try one of their desserts like the Hunka Burnin’ Love Chocolate Cake. 960 1280

ulterior epicure, Flickr  

Lynn's Paradise Cafe, Louisville

Lynn's Paradise Cafe, Louisville

Welcome to Lynn’s Paradise Café. This restaurant serves American food with a Southern twist. The walnut-crusted chicken, fried-green tomato BLT, World Famous Bloody Mary and mint julep are several items on the menu worth trying if you stop in for a bite to eat. 960 1280

Jill M, Flickr  

The Ride, Ann Arbor

The Ride, Ann Arbor

More than 6 million people ride the public buses in Ann Arbor each year, according to the Ann Arbor Transit Authority. AATA has gone green with 27 hybrid electrical buses. The city has plans to increase the number of hybrid buses as the older buses are decommissioned. Travel green yourself as you make your way around Ann Arbor. 960 1280

Ian Freimuth, Flickr  

Transit Authority of River City, Louisville

Transit Authority of River City, Louisville

Green travel is starting to become the norm in Louisville. The Transit Authority of River City operates more than 240 public buses, including hybrid and all-electric buses, in Derby City and southern Indiana. TARC’s 17,700-square-foot maintenance and training building received Gold LEED Certification for its commitment to being eco-friendly. 960 1280

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The Brown Jug, Ann Arbor

The Brown Jug, Ann Arbor

Don’t have tickets to a Wolverines game? Join students and other locals at The Brown Jug restaurant, located on South University Avenue and Church Street. Part of Ann Arbor and the University of Michigan’s history since 1936, The Brown Jug is the oldest college football trophy in the US. Every year, the Minnesota Gophers and Michigan Wolverines battle it out on the field to gain or maintain possession of the coveted award. 960 1280

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Bungalow Joe's Bar and Grill, Louisville

Bungalow Joe's Bar and Grill, Louisville

Flat iron steak, Triple Crown chicken and bourbon-glazed salmon are just a few tasty items on the menu at Bungalow Joe’s Bar and Grill. Touted as the “premier family sports bar” in Louisville, this bar is the perfect spot to grab a beer and watch the Cardinals play. 960 1280

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Jimmie Johnson crossed the finish line 2nd at Homestead to secure his 5th consecutive Cup Series championship. 960 1280

  

Dale Earnhardt Jr's car receives a tire change during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Texas Motor Speedway. 960 1280

  

Carl Edwards flips over his car after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Pennsylvania 500 at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, PA. 960 1280

  

Actor Tom Cruise prepares to drive the pace car at the Daytona 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. 960 1280

  

Race fans watch the Budweiser shootout NASCAR race at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, FL. 960 1280

  

Singer Keith Urban performs during pre-race ceremonies at the Daytona 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. 960 1280

  

Jeff Gordon signs autographs for young race fans following his qualifying run for the Daytona 500. 960 1280

  

Danica Patrick waits for her qualifying run for the NASCAR Nationwide Series Stater Bros. 300 at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, CA. 960 1280

  

Narain Karthikeyan makes a pit stop at the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Kroger 250 at Martinsville Speedway, VA. 960 1280

  

Kasey Kahne (9) leads lap one during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, CA. 960 1280

  

Greg Biffle spins his tires after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Camping World RV 400 at Dover International Speedway, DE. 960 1280

  

William T. Young Library in Kentucky

William T. Young Library in Kentucky

Campus vs. Campus
The William T. Young Library on the campus of the University of Kentucky in Lexington, KY.
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Rjzii - flickr  

Strong Hall on Kansas Campus

Strong Hall on Kansas Campus

Campus vs. Campus
The Jayhawk statue outside of Strong Hall on the campus of the University of Kansas in Lawrence, KS.
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Rupp Arena in Kentucky

Rupp Arena in Kentucky

Venue vs. Venue
Rupp Arena plays host to the Kentucky Wilcats men's basketball team.
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Phog Allen Fieldhouse

Phog Allen Fieldhouse

Venue vs. Venue
Phog Allen fieldhouse plays host to the Kansas Jayhawks basketball team.
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Luke X. Martin - flickr  

The Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington

The Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington

Landmark vs. Landmark
The Kentucky Horse Park boasts over 1,220 acres of rolling greens and plenty of beautiful horses.
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Wes Blevins - Wikimedia Commons  

Douglas County COurthouse in Lawrence

Douglas County COurthouse in Lawrence

Landmark vs. Landmark
Douglas County Courthouse sits on the south end of downtown Lawrence.
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Brett Flanders - flickr  

Downtown Lexington

Downtown Lexington

Skyline vs. Skyline
Downtown Lexington, KY.
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Downtown Lawrence

Downtown Lawrence

Skyline vs. Skyline
Downtown Lawrence, KS.
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Tommy Murphy - flickr  

The Woodford Reserve Distillery

The Woodford Reserve Distillery

Iconic Food or Drink vs. Iconic Food or Drink
According to the Kentucky Distillers Association, 95% of bourbon, America's only native spirit, is produced in Kentucky.
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Wanderlust 02 - flickr  

Kansas is Known for Their Ribs

Kansas is Known for Their Ribs

Iconic Food or Drink vs. Iconic Food or Drink
Kansas is known for their barbecue, especially their ribs.
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Lextran in Lexington

Lextran in Lexington

Transportation vs. Transportation
Lextran.
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Keith Reed - flickr  

KU on Wheels

KU on Wheels

Transportation vs. Transportation
KU on Wheels.
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Jack Wesson Nealy III  

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