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Sidney, Iowa

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The location of Sidney

Introduction ...

Below are places that are relatively close to Sidney.

This page contains seven sections:

Around Sidney ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Omaha (NE). It is located about 40 miles [64 km] to the northwest of Sidney. Omaha (NE) has a population of 468,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Council Bluffs. It is located about 35 miles [56 km] to the north of Sidney and has a population of 62,400 people.

For comparison, Sidney has a population of 1,000 people.

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

Bartlett     [Map]
12 miles [19.3 km] miles to the northwest of Sidney.

Farragut     [Map]
8 miles [12.9 km] miles to the east of Sidney.

Hamburg     [Map]
9 miles [14.5 km] miles to the south of Sidney.

Imogene     [Map]
14 miles [22.5 km] miles to the northeast of Sidney.

McPaul     [Map]
9 miles [14.5 km] miles to the northwest of Sidney.

Percival     [Map]
8 miles [12.9 km] miles to the west of Sidney.

Randolph     [Map]
9 miles [14.5 km] miles to the northeast of Sidney.

Riverton     [Map]
5 miles [8 km] miles to the southeast of Sidney.

Shenandoah     [Map]
14 miles [22.5 km] miles to the east of Sidney.

Tabor     [Map]
10 miles [16.1 km] miles to the north of Sidney.

Thurman     [Map]
7 miles [11.3 km] miles to the northwest of Sidney.

Farmers City (MO)     [Map]
16 miles [25.7 km] miles to the southeast of Sidney.

Nebraska City (NE)     [Map]
12 miles [19.3 km] miles to the southwest of Sidney.

Union (NE)     [Map]
15 miles [24.1 km] miles to the west of Sidney.

Wyoming (NE)     [Map]
14 miles [22.5 km] miles to the west of Sidney.

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

Fremont County ...

Sidney is located in Fremont County and is the County Seat.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Fremont County: Mills, Page, Atchison (MO), Cass (NE) & Otoe (NE).

Curious and Interesting Names Near Sidney ...

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Sidney ...

Looking for more information about Sidney? 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 Sidney, 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 Sidney.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

Sidney Tourism

Additional communities can be found on the TripAdvisor Page for Sidney

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 Sidney ...

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 Sidney.

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

Large Airports

Eppley Airfield  (OMA/KOMA) <4>   [Map]
40 miles [64.4 km] miles to the North Northwest of Sidney.

Kansas City Intl.  (MCI/KMCI)   [Map]
111 miles [178.6 km] miles to the South Southeast of Sidney.

Des Moines Intl.  (DSM/KDSM)   [Map]
116 miles [186.7 km] miles to the East Northeast of Sidney.

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Lincoln Airport  (LNK/KLNK)   [Map]
58 miles [93.3 km] miles to the West of Sidney.

General Aviation Airports

Shenandoah Muni. (ICAO: KSDA)   [Map]
12 miles [19.3 km] miles to the East of Sidney.

Nebraska City Muni. (ICAO: KAFK)   [Map]
15 miles [24.1 km] miles to the Southwest of Sidney.

Plattsmouth Muni. (PMV/KPMV)   [Map]
19 miles [30.6 km] miles to the Northwest of Sidney.

Rock Port Muni.   [Map]
23 miles [37 km] miles to the South of Sidney.

Gould Peterson Muni. (FAA ID: K57)   [Map]
25 miles [40.2 km] miles to the Southeast of Sidney.

Farington Fld. (FAA ID: K01)   [Map]
25 miles [40.2 km] miles to the South Southwest of Sidney.

Red Oak Muni. (ICAO: KRDK)   [Map]
27 miles [43.5 km] miles to the Northeast of Sidney.

Clarinda Muni.   [Map]
32 miles [51.5 km] miles to the East of Sidney.

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:


Website for Eppley Airfield

Detailed information from:

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

Kansas City Intl.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:


Website for Kansas City International Airport

Detailed information from:

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

Red Oak Muni.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:


Detailed information from:

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

Schenck Fld.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:


Detailed information from:

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

Council Bluffs Muni.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:


Detailed information from:

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

Des Moines Intl.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:


Website for Des Moines International Airport

Detailed information from:

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

Rochester Intl.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:


Website for Rochester International Airport

Detailed information from:

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

Lincoln Airport     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:


Website for Lincoln Airport

Detailed information from:

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

Shenandoah Muni.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:


Detailed information from:

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

Nebraska City Muni.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:


Detailed information from:

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

Plattsmouth Muni.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:


Detailed information from:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Iowa

About Fremont County

About Iowa

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Fremont County:

The official website for State of Iowa:

Footnotes ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sidney. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.7475, Longitude: -95.6469     [Map].

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