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Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Edina, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Edina and the surrounding area.

  • Astronomy & Satellites ...
    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks across the sky.
    • To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass this GPS location for Edina:
    • 44.889700, -93.350128
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Edina
  • Waymarking ...
    • Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:
    • Waymark.com

Communities Also Named Edina ...

We found two communities that share the name Edina.

Within Minnesota, the name Edina is unique.

Beyond Minnesota, we know of another two communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these two communities, one is located in the United States and the other in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Missouri
      • Knox County
      • This Edina is located in Knox County and lies 331 miles [532.7 km]<1> to the south of the Edina that is located in Hennepin County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Knox County community of Edina.
    • Quebec
      • This Edina lies 915 miles [1,472.5 km]<1> to the east of the Edina that is located in Hennepin County.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Edina ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • Cedar Grove
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Grove
    • Cedar Grove is located in Dakota County
  • Crystal
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crystal have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crystal
    • Crystal is located in Hennepin County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 22,581 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Crystal <3>
  • Deephaven
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Deephaven have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deephaven
    • Deephaven is located in Hennepin County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,898 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Deephaven <3>
  • Eden Prairie
    (5 miles [8 km] to the southwest)
  • Falcon Heights
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Falcon Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Falcon Heights
    • Falcon Heights is located in Ramsey County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,628 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Falcon Heights <3>
  • Glen Lake
    (5 miles [8 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glen Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glen Lake
    • Glen Lake is located in Hennepin County
  • Golden Valley
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Golden Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Golden Valley
    • Golden Valley is located in Hennepin County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 21,612 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Golden Valley <3>
  • Greenwood
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenwood
    • Greenwood is located in Hennepin County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 937 people
  • Groveland
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Groveland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Groveland
    • Groveland is located in Hennepin County
  • Medicine Lake
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Medicine Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Medicine Lake
    • Medicine Lake is located in Hennepin County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 370 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Medicine Lake <3>
  • Mission Farms
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mission Farms have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mission Farms
    • Mission Farms is located in Hennepin County
  • Plymouth
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plymouth have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plymouth
    • Plymouth is located in Hennepin County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 79,635 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Plymouth <3>
  • Robbinsdale
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the north)
  • Savage
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Savage have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Savage
    • Savage is located in Scott County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 32,858 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Savage <3>

How Far From Edina to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a city such as Edina to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Edina and extending to:

  • Minneapolis, which is the Seat of Hennepin County, lies just to the North Northeast.
  • Saint Paul, which is the State Capital of Minnesota, lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east northeast (ENE). If you could walk a straight line from Edina to Saint Paul, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take 6 hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
  • The White House (Washington, DC) is 932 miles [1,499.9 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take most of two days, a buggy would take 37 days and walking would take 53 days.
  • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,230 miles [10,026.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,984 miles [11,239.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,893 miles [7,874.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

The official website for Edina: www.ci.edina.mn.us/

The official website for Hennepin County: www.hennepin.us/

The official website for State of Minnesota: https://mn.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Edina) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Edina. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.8897, Longitude: -93.3501    
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.
<5>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Edina to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 318.356 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 316.216 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.71 degrees.









 

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