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Ester, Alaska

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The location of Ester

Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Ester.

This page contains six sections:

Around Ester ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Fairbanks. It lies just east of Ester. Fairbanks has a population of 31,600 people.<1>

The next largest community is North Pole. It is located about 19 miles [30 km] to the east of Ester and has a population of 2,100 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if driven.<2>

Community   2017
Anderson   [Map]   337   SW   50 miles [80.5 km]
Nenana   [Map]   365   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   DirDistance
Badger   [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]
Chena   [Map]     SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
College   [Map]     E   4 miles [6.4 km]
Fox   [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Minto   [Map]     NW   45 miles [72.4 km]
Moose Creek   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
Pleasant Valley   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
Salcha   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Two Rivers   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Ester ...

This section has been moved to our Tidbits & Trivia page for Ester.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Ester ...

Looking for more information about Ester? A good source is the TripAdvisor website and we always start with their TripAdvisor Tourism page. The Tourism page gives you an overview and then the links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Ester, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Ester.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Ester. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights, attractions and places to visit:

For the State of Alaska

    Alaska Tourism
    Parks for Alaska

    Fishing in Alaska
    Hunting in Alaska

TripAdvisor Link for:

    Alaska Statewide Tourism
    Ester Tourism

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Page for Ester

National Park Service (NPS) sites in Alaska

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in Alaska

Murals of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) - New Deal Art in Alaska

Airports Near Ester ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Ester.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Fairbanks Intl.  (FAI/PAFA)   [Map]   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Metro Fld. (FAA ID: MTF)   [Map]   ESE   6 miles [9.7 km]

When we're on the road, rather than always picking an airport that is close to our destination, we try to see if there might be another airport that would better fit our travel plans.<4> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and proximity to Ester.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Ester. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Fairbanks Intl.  (FAI/PAFA)   [Map]   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Ted Stevens Anchorage Intl.  (ANC/PANC)   [Map]   SSW   261 miles [420 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Metro Fld. (FAA ID: MTF)   [Map]   ESE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Nenana Muni. (ICAO: PANN)   [Map]   WSW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Minto Airport (IATA: MNT)   [Map]   WNW   45 miles [72.4 km]
Clear Airport (ICAO: PACL)   [Map]   SW   50 miles [80.5 km]

Additional Airport Information

For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.

Fairbanks Intl.   (FAI/PAFA)   [Map]
  Website for Fairbanks International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Ted Stevens Anchorage Intl.   (ANC/PANC)   [Map]
  Website for Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Nenana Muni.   (ICAO: PANN)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Clear Airport   (ICAO: PACL)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Alaska

About Alaska

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Ester. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Alaska:

Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Ester.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Ester) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Ester. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Ester

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ester. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 64.8504, Longitude: -147.9711     [Map].

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<3>The IATA and ICAO are organizations that, amongst other functions, provide identifying codes for airports. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an airline trade organization. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an agency of the United Nations. Although the codes are similar, be careful not to confuse them.

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<4>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Ester), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.

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