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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Cottage Grove.

This page contains seven sections:

Around Cottage Grove ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Minneapolis. It is located about 19 miles [30 km] to the northwest of Cottage Grove. Minneapolis has a population of 422,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Saint Paul. It is located about 12 miles [19 km] to the northwest of Cottage Grove and has a population of 307,000 people.

For comparison, Cottage Grove has a population of 36,800 people.

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

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Apple Valley   [Map]   52,435   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
Blaine   [Map]   64,557   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Bloomington   [Map]   85,866   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
Brooklyn Park   [Map]   80,581   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Burnsville   [Map]   61,439   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
Coon Rapids   [Map]   62,656   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Eagan   [Map]   66,627   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Eden Prairie   [Map]   64,400   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
Edina   [Map]   51,958   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
Lakeville   [Map]   63,748   SW   18 miles [29 km]
Maple Grove   [Map]   71,066   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Minnetonka   [Map]   53,085   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
Plymouth   [Map]   78,395   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Saint Louis Park   [Map]   49,029   NW   23 miles [37 km]
Woodbury   [Map]   69,756   N   6 miles [9.7 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Afton   [Map]   3,010   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Coates   [Map]   159   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Hastings   [Map]   22,722   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Inver Grove Heights   [Map]   35,392   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Lake Saint Croix Beach   [Map]   1,073   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Landfall   [Map]   756   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
Newport   [Map]   3,577   NW   5 miles [8 km]
Rosemount   [Map]   24,344   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Saint Marys Point   [Map]   386   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Saint Paul Park   [Map]   5,392   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
South Saint Paul   [Map]   20,242   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Sunfish Lake   [Map]   547   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
West Saint Paul   [Map]   19,767   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Clifton (WI)   [Map]   2,078   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
Prescott (WI)   [Map]   4,272   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]

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

Washington County ...

Cottage Grove is located in Washington County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Washington County: Anoka, Chisago, Dakota, Ramsey, Pierce (WI), Polk (WI) & Saint Croix (WI). The Mississippi River runs along the eastern border of the county.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Cottage Grove ...

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Cottage Grove ...

Looking for more information about Cottage Grove? 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 Cottage Grove, 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 Cottage Grove.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Cottage Grove. 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 Cottage Grove. 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
    Cottage Grove Tourism

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Page for Cottage Grove


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 Cottage Grove ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
South St. Paul Muni. (ICAO: KSGS)   [Map]   SGS   WNW   5 miles [8 km]
St. Paul Downtown Airport(STP/KSTP)   [Map]   STP   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Lake Elmo Airport(ICAO: K21D)   [Map]   21D   NNE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Minneapolis - St. Paul Intl. (MSP/KMSP)   [Map]   MSP   WNW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Airlake Airport(ICAO: KLVN)   [Map]   LVN   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Red Wing Rgnl. (ICAO: KRGK)   [Map]   RGK   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Red Wing Muni.   [Map]   ---   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Anoka County - Blaine Airport(ICAO: KANE)   [Map]   ANE   NNW   26 miles [41.8 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 Cottage Grove.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Cottage Grove. 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   WNW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Rochester Intl. (RST/KRST)   [Map]   RST   SSE   66 miles [106.2 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
La Crosse Muni.(LSE/KLSE)   [Map]   LSE   SE   104 miles [167.4 km]
Mason City Muni.(MCW/KMCW)   [Map]   MCW   S   116 miles [186.7 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
South St. Paul Muni. (ICAO: KSGS)   [Map]   SGS   WNW   5 miles [8 km]
St. Paul Downtown Airport(STP/KSTP)   [Map]   STP   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Lake Elmo Airport(ICAO: K21D)   [Map]   21D   NNE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Airlake Airport(ICAO: KLVN)   [Map]   LVN   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Red Wing Rgnl. (ICAO: KRGK)   [Map]   RGK   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Red Wing Muni.   [Map]   ---   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Anoka County - Blaine Airport(ICAO: KANE)   [Map]   ANE   NNW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Crystal Airport(MIC/KMIC)   [Map]   MIC   NW   26 miles [41.8 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
 
Lake Elmo Airport   (ICAO: K21D)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Airlake Airport   (ICAO: KLVN)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Red Wing Rgnl.   (ICAO: KRGK)   [Map]
        Website for Red Wing Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Anoka County - Blaine Airport   (ICAO: KANE)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Crystal Airport   (MIC/KMIC)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Flying Cloud Airport   (FCM/KFCM)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
New Richmond Rgnl.   (ICAO: KRNH)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
L. O. Simenstad Muni.   (ICAO: KOEO)   [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
 
Faribault Muni.   (ICAO: KFBL)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Dane County Rgnl.   (MSN/KMSN)   [Map]
        Website for Dane County Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Des Moines Intl.   (DSM/KDSM)   [Map]
        Website for Des Moines International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Gen. Mitchell Intl.   (MKE/KMKE)   [Map]
        Website for General Mitchell International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
La Crosse Muni.   (LSE/KLSE)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Mason City Muni.   (MCW/KMCW)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
South St. Paul Muni.   (ICAO: KSGS)   [Map]
        Website for South Saint Paul Municipal Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
St. Paul Downtown Airport   (STP/KSTP)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...



The Communities of Minnesota

About Washington County

About Minnesota

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Cottage Grove: www.cottage-grove.org/

The official website for Washington County: www.co.washington.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 Cottage Grove.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cottage Grove. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.8162, Longitude: -92.9272     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Cottage Grove 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 Cottage Grove), 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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