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Introduction ...

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

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Around Aitkin ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Brainerd. It is located about 26 miles [41 km] to the southwest of Aitkin. Brainerd has a population of 13,300 people.<1>

The next largest community is Grand Rapids. It is located about 49 miles [78 km] to the north of Aitkin and has a population of 11,200 people.

For comparison, Aitkin has a population of 2,000 people.

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

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Baxter   [Map]   8,198   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Breezy Point   [Map]   2,361   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
Cohasset   [Map]   2,728   N   49 miles [78.9 km]
Crosby   [Map]   2,337   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
Crosslake   [Map]   2,226   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
East Gull Lake   [Map]   1,020   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
Lake Shore   [Map]   1,039   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
Little Falls   [Map]   8,689   SW   49 miles [78.9 km]
Moose Lake   [Map]   2,832   E   45 miles [72.4 km]
Mora   [Map]   3,453   SE   49 miles [78.9 km]
Nisswa   [Map]   2,014   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
Pequot Lakes   [Map]   2,261   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
Pierz   [Map]   1,350   SW   42 miles [67.6 km]
Sandstone   [Map]   2,650   SE   48 miles [77.2 km]
West Crow Wing   [Map]   ---   W   26 miles [41.8 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Cuyuna   [Map]   341   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
Davidson   [Map]   ---   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
Deerwood   [Map]   516   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Emily   [Map]   832   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Fifty Lakes   [Map]   399   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Garrison   [Map]   201   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
Ironton   [Map]   558   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
Jewett   [Map]   44   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
McGregor   [Map]   362   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
Merrifield   [Map]   ---   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
Northwest Aitkin   [Map]   333   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
Outing   [Map]   ---   NW   23 miles [37 km]
Palisade   [Map]   161   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Riverton   [Map]   116   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
Trommald   [Map]   101   W   14 miles [22.5 km]

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

Aitkin County ...

Aitkin is located in Aitkin County and is the County Seat.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Aitkin County: Carlton, Cass, Crow Wing, Itasca, Kanabec, Mille Lacs, Pine & Saint Louis.

While not sharing a border with Aitkin County, the counties of Aitkin and Mille Lacs are close to Aitkin.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Aitkin ...

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.

Deerwood   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest of Aitkin   [Map]
Glen   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Glory   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Homecroft   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the West   [Map]
Little Pine   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Manganese   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the West   [Map]
Mission   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Thor   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the East   [Map]
White Hawk   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Aitkin ...

Looking for more information about Aitkin? 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 Aitkin, 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 Aitkin.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Aitkin. 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 Aitkin. 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 to see and places to visit:

For the State of Minnesota

    Minnesota Tourism
    Parks for Minnesota

    Fishing in Minnesota
    Hunting in Minnesota

TripAdvisor Link for:

    Minnesota Statewide Tourism
    Aitkin Tourism

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


National Park Service (NPS) sites in Minnesota

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in Minnesota

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

Airports Near Aitkin ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Aitkin Muni.(ICAO: KAIT)   [Map]   AIT   NE   Less than 2 miles
Brainerd Rgnl.   [Map]   ---   WSW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Brainerd Lakes Rgnl. (BRD/KBRD)   [Map]   BRD   WSW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Pine River Rgnl.(ICAO: KPWC)   [Map]   PWC   WNW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Remer Muni.   [Map]   52Y   NNW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Longville Muni.(ICAO: KXVG)   [Map]   XVG   NW   39 miles [62.8 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 Aitkin.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Aitkin. 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
Report  
DirectionDistance
Minneapolis - St. Paul Intl. (MSP/KMSP)   [Map]   MSP   S   116 miles [186.7 km]
Rochester Intl. (RST/KRST)   [Map]   RST   SSE   190 miles [305.8 km]
Central Wisconsin Airport (CWA/KCWA)   [Map]   CWA   ESE   229 miles [368.5 km]
Winnipeg Intl. (YWG/CYWG)   [Map]   CYWG   NNW   284 miles [457.1 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Brainerd Lakes Rgnl. (BRD/KBRD)   [Map]   BRD   WSW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Grand Rapids Airport(GPZ/KGPZ)   [Map]   GPZ   N   47 miles [75.6 km]
Chisholm - Hibbing Airport (HIB/KHIB)   [Map]   HIB   NNE   71 miles [114.3 km]
Duluth Intl. (DLH/KDLH)   [Map]   DLH   ENE   74 miles [119.1 km]
Bemidji Rgnl. (BJI/KBJI)   [Map]   BJI   NW   89 miles [143.2 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Aitkin Muni.(ICAO: KAIT)   [Map]   AIT   NE   Less than 2 miles
Brainerd Rgnl.   [Map]   ---   WSW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Pine River Rgnl.(ICAO: KPWC)   [Map]   PWC   WNW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Remer Muni.   [Map]   52Y   NNW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Longville Muni.(ICAO: KXVG)   [Map]   XVG   NW   39 miles [62.8 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.

Minneapolis - St. Paul Intl.   (MSP/KMSP)   [Map]
        Website for Minneapolis - Saint Paul International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Rochester Intl.   (RST/KRST)   [Map]
        Website for Rochester International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Pine River Rgnl.   (ICAO: KPWC)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Longville Muni.   (ICAO: KXVG)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Moose Lake Carlton Co. Airport   (ICAO: KMZH)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Mora Muni.   (ICAO: KJMR)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Little Falls Airport   (ICAO: KLXL)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Central Wisconsin Airport   (CWA/KCWA)   [Map]
        Website for Central Wisconsin Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Winnipeg Intl.   (YWG/CYWG)   [Map]
        Website for Winnipeg - James Armstrong Richardson International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Brainerd Lakes Rgnl.   (BRD/KBRD)   [Map]
        Website for Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Grand Rapids Airport   (GPZ/KGPZ)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Chisholm - Hibbing Airport   (HIB/KHIB)   [Map]
        Website for Chisholm - Hibbing Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Duluth Intl.   (DLH/KDLH)   [Map]
        Website for Duluth International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Bemidji Rgnl.   (BJI/KBJI)   [Map]
        Website for Bemidji Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Aitkin Muni.   (ICAO: KAIT)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Aitkin: www.ci.aitkin.mn.us/

The official website for Aitkin County: www.co.aitkin.mn.us/

The official website for State of Minnesota: www.state.mn.us/



Footnotes ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Aitkin. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.5293, Longitude: -93.7061     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Aitkin have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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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 Aitkin), 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 Aitkin.