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Introduction ...

Below are places that are relatively close to Oelwein.

This page contains seven sections:

Around Oelwein ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Cedar Rapids. It is located about 49 miles [78 km] to the south of Oelwein. Cedar Rapids has a population of 133,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Waterloo. It is located about 25 miles [40 km] to the southwest of Oelwein and has a population of 67,800 people.

For comparison, Oelwein has a population of 5,900 people.

The following is a sample of neighboring communities: Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting in Oelwein.<2>

Arlington     [Map]
13 miles [20.9 km] miles to the northeast of Oelwein.

Aurora     [Map]
9 miles [14.5 km] miles to the east of Oelwein.

Donnan     [Map]
15 miles [24.1 km] miles to the north of Oelwein.

Dunkerton     [Map]
14 miles [22.5 km] miles to the southwest of Oelwein.

Fairbank     [Map]
7 miles [11.3 km] miles to the west of Oelwein.

Fayette     [Map]
12 miles [19.3 km] miles to the northeast of Oelwein.

Hazleton     [Map]
3 miles [4.8 km] miles to the south of Oelwein.

Independence     [Map]
14 miles [22.5 km] miles to the south of Oelwein.

Jesup     [Map]
15 miles [24.1 km] miles to the southwest of Oelwein.

Lamont     [Map]
14 miles [22.5 km] miles to the east of Oelwein.

Maynard     [Map]
7 miles [11.3 km] miles to the north of Oelwein.

Oran     [Map]
8 miles [12.9 km] miles to the west of Oelwein.

Randalia     [Map]
13 miles [20.9 km] miles to the north of Oelwein.

Stanley     [Map]
5 miles [8 km] miles to the east of Oelwein.

Westgate     [Map]
7 miles [11.3 km] miles to the northwest of Oelwein.

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

Fayette County ...

Oelwein is located in Fayette County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Fayette County: Allamakee, Black Hawk, Bremer, Buchanan, Chickasaw, Clayton, Delaware & Winneshiek.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Oelwein ...

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Oelwein ...

Looking for more information about Oelwein? 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 Oelwein, 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 Oelwein.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Oelwein. 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 Oelwein. 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

Oelwein Tourism

Additional communities can be found on the TripAdvisor Page for Oelwein

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 Oelwein ...

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 Oelwein.

Please keep in mind that these airports were chosen based on their air-distance from Oelwein. 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 Oelwein.

Large Airports

Rochester Intl.  (RST/KRST) <4>   [Map]
90 miles [144.8 km] miles to the North Northwest of Oelwein.

Des Moines Intl.  (DSM/KDSM)   [Map]
119 miles [191.5 km] miles to the Southwest of Oelwein.

Dane County Rgnl.  (MSN/KMSN)   [Map]
134 miles [215.7 km] miles to the East Northeast of Oelwein.

Rockford Intl.  (RFD/KRFD)   [Map]
147 miles [236.6 km] miles to the East Southeast of Oelwein.

Minneapolis - St. Paul Intl.  (MSP/KMSP)   [Map]
165 miles [265.5 km] miles to the North Northwest of Oelwein.

Central Wisconsin Airport  (CWA/KCWA)   [Map]
183 miles [294.5 km] miles to the Northeast of Oelwein.

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Waterloo Rgnl.  (ALO/KALO)   [Map]
25 miles [40.2 km] miles to the West Southwest of Oelwein.

The Eastern Iowa Airport  (CID/KCID)   [Map]
55 miles [88.5 km] miles to the South of Oelwein.

Dubuque Rgnl.  (DBQ/KDBQ)   [Map]
64 miles [103 km] miles to the East Southeast of Oelwein.

Mason City Muni. (MCW/KMCW)   [Map]
79 miles [127.1 km] miles to the West Northwest of Oelwein.

La Crosse Muni. (LSE/KLSE)   [Map]
89 miles [143.2 km] miles to the North Northeast of Oelwein.

General Aviation Airports

Oelwein Muni. (ICAO: KOLZ)   [Map]
3 miles [4.8 km] miles to the West Northwest of Oelwein.

Independence Muni. (ICAO: KIIB)   [Map]
14 miles [22.5 km] miles to the South of Oelwein.

Scott Fld. Muni.   [Map]
22 miles [35.4 km] miles to the North Northeast of Oelwein.

George L. Scott Muni. (FAA ID: 3Y2)   [Map]
22 miles [35.4 km] miles to the North Northeast of Oelwein.

Manchester Muni. (FAA ID: C27)   [Map]
24 miles [38.6 km] miles to the East Southeast of Oelwein.

Elkader Muni. (FAA ID: I27)   [Map]
29 miles [46.7 km] miles to the East Northeast of Oelwein.

Waverly Muni.  (FAA ID: C25)   [Map]
30 miles [48.3 km] miles to the West of Oelwein.

Vinton Veterans Meml. Airpark (ICAO: KVTI)   [Map]
31 miles [49.9 km] miles to the South of Oelwein.

Additional Airport Information

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

Rochester Intl.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: RSTICAO: KRST

Website for Rochester International Airport

Detailed information from:

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

Des Moines Intl.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: DSMICAO: KDSM

Website for Des Moines International Airport

Detailed information from:

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

La Crosse Muni.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: LSEICAO: KLSE

Detailed information from:

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

Quad City Intl.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: MLIICAO: KMLI

Website for Quad City International Airport

Detailed information from:

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

Fort Dodge Rgnl.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: FODICAO: KFOD

Detailed information from:

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

Oelwein Muni.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

ICAO: KOLZ

Detailed information from:

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

Independence Muni.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

ICAO: KIIB

Detailed information from:

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

Dane County Rgnl.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: MSNICAO: KMSN

Website for Dane County Regional Airport

Detailed information from:

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

Vinton Veterans Meml. Airpark     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

ICAO: KVTI

Detailed information from:

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

Northeast Iowa Rgnl.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

ICAO: KCCY

Detailed information from:

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

Prairie Du Chien Muni.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

ICAO: KPDC

Detailed information from:

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

Rockford Intl.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: RFDICAO: KRFD

Website for Rockford International Airport

Detailed information from:

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

Minneapolis - St. Paul Intl.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: MSPICAO: KMSP

Website for Minneapolis - Saint Paul International Airport

Detailed information from:

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

Central Wisconsin Airport     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: CWAICAO: KCWA

Website for Central Wisconsin Airport

Detailed information from:

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

Waterloo Rgnl.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: ALOICAO: KALO

Website for Waterloo Regional Airport

Detailed information from:

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

The Eastern Iowa Airport     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: CIDICAO: KCID

Website for The Eastern Iowa Airport

Detailed information from:

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

Dubuque Rgnl.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: DBQICAO: KDBQ

Website for Dubuque Regional Airport

Detailed information from:

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

Mason City Muni.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: MCWICAO: KMCW

Detailed information from:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Iowa

About Fayette County

About Iowa

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 Oelwein.

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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 drawn from Point A (ie- Oelwein) 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 Oelwein. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Oelwein

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Oelwein. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.6714, Longitude: -91.9132     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Oelwein have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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