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The location of Oakland









Introduction ...

Below are places that are relatively close to Oakland.

This page contains seven sections:

Around Oakland ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Omaha (NE). It is located about 32 miles [51 km] to the west of Oakland. Omaha (NE) has a population of 468,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Council Bluffs. It is located about 24 miles [38 km] to the west of Oakland and has a population of 62,400 people.

For comparison, Oakland has a population of 1,500 people.

Below is a sample of nearby communities: Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance .<2>

Avoca     [Map]
12 miles [19.3 km] miles to the north of Oakland.

Carson     [Map]
5 miles [8 km] miles to the south of Oakland.

Elliott     [Map]
16 miles [25.7 km] miles to the southeast of Oakland.

Griswold     [Map]
14 miles [22.5 km] miles to the east of Oakland.

Hancock     [Map]
5 miles [8 km] miles to the north of Oakland.

Henderson     [Map]
11 miles [17.7 km] miles to the south of Oakland.

Lewis     [Map]
16 miles [25.7 km] miles to the east of Oakland.

Macedonia     [Map]
8 miles [12.9 km] miles to the south of Oakland.

McClelland     [Map]
14 miles [22.5 km] miles to the west of Oakland.

Minden     [Map]
13 miles [20.9 km] miles to the northwest of Oakland.

Neola     [Map]
15 miles [24.1 km] miles to the northwest of Oakland.

Shelby     [Map]
14 miles [22.5 km] miles to the north of Oakland.

Treynor     [Map]
12 miles [19.3 km] miles to the southwest of Oakland.

Underwood     [Map]
15 miles [24.1 km] miles to the west of Oakland.

Walnut     [Map]
15 miles [24.1 km] miles to the northeast of Oakland.

For more communities neighboring Oakland, please visit our County-by-County Page for Oakland.

Pottawattamie County ...

Oakland is located in Pottawattamie County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Pottawattamie County: Cass, Harrison, Mills, Montgomery, Shelby, Douglas (NE), Sarpy (NE) & Washington (NE).

Curious and Interesting Names Near Oakland ...

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Oakland ...

Looking for more information about Oakland? 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 Oakland, 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 Oakland.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Oakland. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.

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 Iowa

Iowa Tourism

Parks for Iowa

Fishing in Iowa

Hunting in Iowa

TripAdvisor Link for:

Iowa Statewide Tourism

Oakland Tourism

Additional communities can be found on the TripAdvisor Page for Oakland

Also of Interest:

National Park Service (NPS) sites in Iowa

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in Iowa

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

Airports Near Oakland ...

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.<3> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and proximity to Oakland.

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

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

Large Airports

Eppley Airfield  (OMA/KOMA) <4>   [Map]
25 miles [40.2 km] miles to the West of Oakland.

Des Moines Intl.  (DSM/KDSM)   [Map]
91 miles [146.5 km] miles to the East of Oakland.

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Lincoln Airport  (LNK/KLNK)   [Map]
77 miles [123.9 km] miles to the West Southwest of Oakland.

Sioux Gateway Airport  (SUX/KSUX)   [Map]
90 miles [144.8 km] miles to the North Northwest of Oakland.

Fort Dodge Rgnl. (FOD/KFOD)   [Map]
105 miles [169 km] miles to the Northeast of Oakland.

General Aviation Airports

Harlan Muni. (ICAO: KHNR)   [Map]
19 miles [30.6 km] miles to the North of Oakland.

Council Bluffs Muni. (ICAO: KCBF)   [Map]
19 miles [30.6 km] miles to the West of Oakland.

Atlantic Muni. (ICAO: KAIO)   [Map]
19 miles [30.6 km] miles to the East Northeast of Oakland.

Red Oak Muni. (ICAO: KRDK)   [Map]
21 miles [33.8 km] miles to the South Southeast of Oakland.

Woodbine Muni. (FAA ID: 3Y4)   [Map]
32 miles [51.5 km] miles to the North Northwest of Oakland.

Anita Muni. (FAA ID: Y43)   [Map]
33 miles [53.1 km] miles to the East Northeast of Oakland.

Plattsmouth Muni. (PMV/KPMV)   [Map]
36 miles [57.9 km] miles to the Southwest of Oakland.

Audubon Co. Airport (ICAO: KADU)   [Map]
36 miles [57.9 km] miles to the Northeast of Oakland.

Additional Airport Information

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

Eppley Airfield     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: OMAICAO: KOMA

Website for Eppley Airfield

From SkyVector:

[Chart]         [Terminal Procedures]

Additional information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
 
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Current Airport Weather:

[Current][Last 3 Days]

Flight Tracking:

[FlightAware]

Accidents and Safety Issues:

[Aviation Safety Network]
    (if available)


Des Moines International Airport     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: DSMICAO: KDSM

Website for Des Moines International Airport

From SkyVector:

[Chart]         [Terminal Procedures]

Additional information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
 
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Current Airport Weather:

[Current][Last 3 Days]

Flight Tracking:

[FlightAware]

Accidents and Safety Issues:

[Aviation Safety Network]
    (if available)


Harlan Municipal Airport     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

ICAO: KHNR

From SkyVector:

[Chart]         [Terminal Procedures]

Additional information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
 
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Current Airport Weather:

[Current][Last 3 Days]

Flight Tracking:

[FlightAware]


Red Oak Municipal Airport     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

ICAO: KRDK

From SkyVector:

[Chart]         [Terminal Procedures]

Additional information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
 
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Current Airport Weather:

[Current][Last 3 Days]

Flight Tracking:

[FlightAware]


Plattsmouth Municipal Airport     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: PMVICAO: KPMV

From SkyVector:

[Chart]         [Terminal Procedures]

Additional information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
 
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Current Airport Weather:

[Current][Last 3 Days]

Flight Tracking:

[FlightAware]

Accidents and Safety Issues:

[Aviation Safety Network]
    (if available)


Audubon County Airport     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

ICAO: KADU

From SkyVector:

[Chart]         [Terminal Procedures]

Additional information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
 
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Current Airport Weather:

[Current][Last 3 Days]

Flight Tracking:

[FlightAware]


Millard Airport     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: MIQICAO: KMLE

From SkyVector:

[Chart]         [Terminal Procedures]

Additional information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
 
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Current Airport Weather:

[Current][Last 3 Days]

Flight Tracking:

[FlightAware]

Accidents and Safety Issues:

[Aviation Safety Network]
    (if available)


Blair Municipal Airport     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

ICAO: KBTA

From SkyVector:

[Chart]         [Terminal Procedures]

Additional information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
 
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Current Airport Weather:

[Current][Last 3 Days]

Flight Tracking:

[FlightAware]


Shenandoah Municipal Airport     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

ICAO: KSDA

From SkyVector:

[Chart]         [Terminal Procedures]

Additional information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
 
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Current Airport Weather:

[Current][Last 3 Days]

Flight Tracking:

[FlightAware]


Kansas City International Airport     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: MCIICAO: KMCI

Website for Kansas City International Airport

From SkyVector:

[Chart]         [Terminal Procedures]

Additional information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
 
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Current Airport Weather:

[Current][Last 3 Days]

Flight Tracking:

[FlightAware]

Accidents and Safety Issues:

[Aviation Safety Network]
    (if available)


Rochester International Airport     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: RSTICAO: KRST

Website for Rochester International Airport

From SkyVector:

[Chart]         [Terminal Procedures]

Additional information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
 
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Current Airport Weather:

[Current][Last 3 Days]

Flight Tracking:

[FlightAware]

Accidents and Safety Issues:

[Aviation Safety Network]
    (if available)


Minneapolis - Saint Paul International Airport     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: MSPICAO: KMSP

Website for Minneapolis - Saint Paul International Airport

From SkyVector:

[Chart]         [Terminal Procedures]

Additional information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
 
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Current Airport Weather:

[Current][Last 3 Days]

Flight Tracking:

[FlightAware]

Accidents and Safety Issues:

[Aviation Safety Network]
    (if available)


Lincoln Airport     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: LNKICAO: KLNK

Website for Lincoln Airport

From SkyVector:

[Chart]         [Terminal Procedures]

Additional information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
 
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Current Airport Weather:

[Current][Last 3 Days]

Flight Tracking:

[FlightAware]

Accidents and Safety Issues:

[Aviation Safety Network]
    (if available)


Sioux Gateway Airport     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: SUXICAO: KSUX

Website for Sioux Gateway Airport

From SkyVector:

[Chart]         [Terminal Procedures]

Additional information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
 
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Current Airport Weather:

[Current][Last 3 Days]

Flight Tracking:

[FlightAware]

Accidents and Safety Issues:

[Aviation Safety Network]
    (if available)


Fort Dodge Regional Airport     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: FODICAO: KFOD

From SkyVector:

[Chart]         [Terminal Procedures]

Additional information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
 
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Current Airport Weather:

[Current][Last 3 Days]

Flight Tracking:

[FlightAware]

Accidents and Safety Issues:

[Aviation Safety Network]
    (if available)


Council Bluffs Municipal Airport     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

ICAO: KCBF

From SkyVector:

[Chart]         [Terminal Procedures]

Additional information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
 
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Current Airport Weather:

[Current][Last 3 Days]

Flight Tracking:

[FlightAware]


Atlantic Municipal Airport     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

ICAO: KAIO

From SkyVector:

[Chart]         [Terminal Procedures]

Additional information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
 
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Current Airport Weather:

[Current][Last 3 Days]

Flight Tracking:

[FlightAware]

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Iowa

About Pottawattamie County

About Iowa

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Pottawattamie County: www.pottcounty.com/

The official website for State of Iowa: https://www.iowa.gov/

Footnotes ...

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

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Oakland) 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 Oakland. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Oakland

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Oakland. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.3092, Longitude: -95.3969     [Map].

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<3>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Oakland), 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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<4>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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