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Tyonek, Alaska

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Introduction ...

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

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Around Tyonek ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Anchorage. It is located about 43 miles [69 km] to the east of Tyonek. Anchorage has a population of 298,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Kenai. It is located about 35 miles [56 km] to the south of Tyonek and has a population of 7,700 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 starting from Tyonek and not the distance if you drove.<2>

Community   2016
Soldotna   [Map]   4,617   S   40 miles [64.4 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   DirectionDistance
Beluga   [Map]     NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Big Lake   [Map]     NE   49 miles [78.9 km]
Kasilof   [Map]     S   50 miles [80.5 km]
Nikishka   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
Nikiski   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
Port Nikiski   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
Ridgeway   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
Salamatof   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
Sterling   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
Susitna   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Tyonek ...

As we travel, we always see a community name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Anchorage   -   43 miles [69.2 km] to the East of Tyonek   [Map]
Beluga   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Big Lake   -   49 miles [78.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Point Possession   -   24 miles [38.6 km] to the East   [Map]
Turnagain Heights   -   40 miles [64.4 km] to the East   [Map]

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Tyonek ...

Looking for more information about Tyonek? 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 Tyonek, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Tyonek.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a new section that have been added to our Genealogy Helper Page for Tyonek.

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Tyonek. 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 to see 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
    Tyonek Tourism

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Tyonek

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 Tyonek ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Tyonek Airport(IATA:TYE)   [Map]   TYE   N   Less than 2 miles
Beluga Airport(BVU/PABG)   [Map]   BLG   NNE   7 miles [11.3 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 be a better fit to our travel plans.<5> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and where they are relatively close to Tyonek.

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

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Ted Stevens Anchorage Intl. (ANC/PANC)   [Map]   ANC   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Homer Airport(HOM/PAHO)   [Map]   HOM   S   98 miles [157.7 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Kenai Muni. (ENA/PAEN)   [Map]   ENA   S   34 miles [54.7 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Tyonek Airport(IATA:TYE)   [Map]   TYE   N   Less than 2 miles
Beluga Airport(BVU/PABG)   [Map]   BLG   NNE   7 miles [11.3 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.

Ted Stevens Anchorage Intl.   (ANC/PANC)   [Map]
        Website for Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Homer Airport   (HOM/PAHO)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Big Lake Airport   (BGQ/PAGQ)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Willow Airport   (WOW/PAUO)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Fairbanks Intl.   (FAI/PAFA)   [Map]
        Website for Fairbanks International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Kenai Muni.   (ENA/PAEN)   [Map]
        Website for Kenai Municipal Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Beluga Airport   (BVU/PABG)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Soldotna Airport   (SXQ/PASX)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Merrill Fld.   (ICAO: PAMR)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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Footnotes ...

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

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

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Tyonek. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Tyonek

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tyonek. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 61.0695, Longitude: -151.1407     [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>On an airport-by-airport basis, an NFDC report typically includes a description of airport operations, contacts, the runway(s), and radio, navigation & weather frequencies. The National Flight Data Center (NFDC) is operated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with the purpose of collecting, validating and disseminating information about airports.

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<5>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Tyonek), 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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Tyonek.