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Introduction ...

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

This page contains seven sections:

Around Eagan ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Minneapolis. It is located about 11 miles [17 km] to the northwest of Eagan. Minneapolis has a population of 422,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Saint Paul. It lies just north of Eagan and has a population of 307,000 people.

For comparison, Eagan has a population of 66,600 people.

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

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Apple Valley   [Map]   52,435   S   5 miles [8 km]
Blaine   [Map]   64,557   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
Bloomington   [Map]   85,866   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
Brooklyn Park   [Map]   80,581   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Burnsville   [Map]   61,439   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Coon Rapids   [Map]   62,656   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
Eden Prairie   [Map]   64,400   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
Edina   [Map]   51,958   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Lakeville   [Map]   63,748   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Maple Grove   [Map]   71,066   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Maplewood   [Map]   40,918   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Minnetonka   [Map]   53,085   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Plymouth   [Map]   78,395   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Saint Louis Park   [Map]   49,029   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Woodbury   [Map]   69,756   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Coates   [Map]   159   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Cottage Grove   [Map]   36,793   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
Fort Snelling   [Map]   ---   NW   5 miles [8 km]
Inver Grove Heights   [Map]   35,392   E   5 miles [8 km]
Lilydale   [Map]   853   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
Mendota Heights   [Map]   11,343   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
Mendota   [Map]   209   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
Newport   [Map]   3,577   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Richfield   [Map]   36,151   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Rosemount   [Map]   24,344   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Saint Paul Park   [Map]   5,392   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
Savage   [Map]   31,352   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
South Saint Paul   [Map]   20,242   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Sunfish Lake   [Map]   547   NE   5 miles [8 km]
West Saint Paul   [Map]   19,767   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]

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

Dakota County ...

Eagan is located in Dakota County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Dakota County: Goodhue, Hennepin, Ramsey, Rice, Scott, Washington & Pierce (WI). The Mississippi River runs along the eastern border of the county.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Eagan ...

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Eagan ...

Looking for more information about Eagan? 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 Eagan, 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 Eagan.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Page for Eagan


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 Eagan ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Minneapolis - St. Paul Intl. (MSP/KMSP)   [Map]   MSP   NNW   5 miles [8 km]
South St. Paul Muni. (ICAO: KSGS)   [Map]   SGS   ENE   6 miles [9.7 km]
St. Paul Downtown Airport(STP/KSTP)   [Map]   STP   NNE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Airlake Airport(ICAO: KLVN)   [Map]   LVN   SSW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Flying Cloud Airport(FCM/KFCM)   [Map]   FCM   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
Crystal Airport(MIC/KMIC)   [Map]   MIC   NNW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Lake Elmo Airport(ICAO: K21D)   [Map]   21D   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Anoka County - Blaine Airport(ICAO: KANE)   [Map]   ANE   N   22 miles [35.4 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 Eagan.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Eagan. 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   NNW   5 miles [8 km]
Rochester Intl. (RST/KRST)   [Map]   RST   SSE   70 miles [112.7 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Mason City Muni.(MCW/KMCW)   [Map]   MCW   S   114 miles [183.5 km]
La Crosse Muni.(LSE/KLSE)   [Map]   LSE   SE   114 miles [183.5 km]
Brainerd Lakes Rgnl. (BRD/KBRD)   [Map]   BRD   NNW   119 miles [191.5 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
South St. Paul Muni. (ICAO: KSGS)   [Map]   SGS   ENE   6 miles [9.7 km]
St. Paul Downtown Airport(STP/KSTP)   [Map]   STP   NNE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Airlake Airport(ICAO: KLVN)   [Map]   LVN   SSW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Flying Cloud Airport(FCM/KFCM)   [Map]   FCM   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
Crystal Airport(MIC/KMIC)   [Map]   MIC   NNW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Lake Elmo Airport(ICAO: K21D)   [Map]   21D   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Anoka County - Blaine Airport(ICAO: KANE)   [Map]   ANE   N   22 miles [35.4 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
 
St. Paul Downtown Airport   (STP/KSTP)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Airlake Airport   (ICAO: KLVN)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Flying Cloud Airport   (FCM/KFCM)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Crystal Airport   (MIC/KMIC)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Lake Elmo Airport   (ICAO: K21D)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Anoka County - Blaine Airport   (ICAO: KANE)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Faribault Muni.   (ICAO: KFBL)   [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
 
New Richmond Rgnl.   (ICAO: KRNH)   [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
 
L. O. Simenstad Muni.   (ICAO: KOEO)   [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
 
Mason City Muni.   (MCW/KMCW)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
La Crosse Muni.   (LSE/KLSE)   [Map]
        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
 
South St. Paul Muni.   (ICAO: KSGS)   [Map]
        Website for South Saint Paul Municipal Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...



Communities in Minnesota

About Dakota County

About Minnesota

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Eagan: www.ci.eagan.mn.us/

The official website for Dakota County: www.co.dakota.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 Eagan.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Eagan. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.8168, Longitude: -93.1638     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Eagan 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 Eagan), 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 Eagan.



 
 
 

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