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The location of La Crescent









Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to La Crescent.

This page contains seven sections:

Around La Crescent ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is La Crosse (WI). It lies just east of La Crescent. La Crosse (WI) has a population of 51,800 people.<1>

The next largest community is Winona. It is located about 23 miles [37 km] to the northwest of La Crescent and has a population of 26,900 people.

For comparison, La Crescent has a population of 5,000 people.

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

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Decorah (IA)   [Map]   7,701   SW   43 miles [69.2 km]
Waukon (IA)   [Map]   3,697   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
Goodview   [Map]   4,109   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Saint Charles   [Map]   3,757   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Black River Falls (WI)   [Map]   3,503   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Campbell (WI)   [Map]   4,362   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
Holland (WI)   [Map]   3,849   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
Holmen (WI)   [Map]   9,887   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
Onalaska (WI)   [Map]   5,772   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
Onalaska (WI)   [Map]   18,712   NE   5 miles [8 km]
Shelby (WI)   [Map]   4,898   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Sparta (WI)   [Map]   9,664   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
Tomah (WI)   [Map]   9,369   E   41 miles [66 km]
Viroqua (WI)   [Map]   4,448   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
West Salem (WI)   [Map]   5,026   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Brownsville   [Map]   495   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
Dakota   [Map]   308   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Hokah   [Map]   553   SW   5 miles [8 km]
Houston   [Map]   960   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
Barre (WI)   [Map]   1,293   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
Bergen (WI)   [Map]   1,377   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
Brice Prairie (WI)   [Map]   ---   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
French Island (WI)   [Map]   ---   NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
Greenfield (WI)   [Map]   2,154   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
Hamilton (WI)   [Map]   2,531   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Medary (WI)   [Map]   1,497   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
Saint Joseph (WI)   [Map]   ---   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
Shelby (WI)   [Map]   ---   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Stoddard (WI)   [Map]   822   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
Trempealeau (WI)   [Map]   1,630   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]

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

Houston County ...

La Crescent is primarily located in Houston County. A portion of La Crescent extends into Winona County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Houston County: Allamakee (IA), Winneshiek (IA), Fillmore, Winona, La Crosse (WI) & Vernon (WI). The Mississippi River runs along the eastern border of the county.

Curious and Interesting Names Near La Crescent ...

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for La Crescent ...

Looking for more information about La Crescent? 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 La Crescent, 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 La Crescent.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around La Crescent. 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 La Crescent. 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 Minnesota

    Minnesota Tourism
    Parks for Minnesota

    Fishing in Minnesota
    Hunting in Minnesota

TripAdvisor Link for:

    Minnesota Statewide Tourism
    La Crescent Tourism

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Page for La Crescent


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 La Crescent ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
La Crosse Muni. (LSE/KLSE)   [Map]   NNE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Houston Co. Airport (ICAO: KCHU)   [Map]   SSW   18 miles [29 km]
Viroqua Muni. (FAA ID: Y51)   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Winona Muni. (ONA/KONA)   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Rushford Muni. (FAA ID: 55Y)   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
Sparta / Fort McCoy Airport (CMY/KCMY)   [Map]   ENE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Black River Falls Area Airport (FAA ID: BCK)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 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 better fit our travel plans.<4> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and proximity to La Crescent.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from La Crescent. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Rochester Intl.  (RST/KRST)   [Map]   W   59 miles [95 km]
Central Wisconsin Airport  (CWA/KCWA)   [Map]   NE   103 miles [165.8 km]
Dane County Rgnl.  (MSN/KMSN)   [Map]   ESE   109 miles [175.4 km]
Minneapolis - St. Paul Intl.  (MSP/KMSP)   [Map]   NW   119 miles [191.5 km]
Gen. Mitchell Intl.  (MKE/KMKE)   [Map]   ESE   181 miles [291.3 km]
Des Moines Intl.  (DSM/KDSM)   [Map]   SW   198 miles [318.7 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
La Crosse Muni. (LSE/KLSE)   [Map]   NNE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Dubuque Rgnl.  (DBQ/KDBQ)   [Map]   SSE   102 miles [164.2 km]
Waterloo Rgnl.  (ALO/KALO)   [Map]   SSW   103 miles [165.8 km]
Mason City Muni. (MCW/KMCW)   [Map]   WSW   111 miles [178.6 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Houston Co. Airport (ICAO: KCHU)   [Map]   SSW   18 miles [29 km]
Viroqua Muni. (FAA ID: Y51)   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Winona Muni. (ONA/KONA)   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Rushford Muni. (FAA ID: 55Y)   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
Sparta / Fort McCoy Airport (CMY/KCMY)   [Map]   ENE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Black River Falls Area Airport (FAA ID: BCK)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Waukon Muni. (FAA ID: Y01)   [Map]   SSW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Bloyer Fld. (FAA ID: Y72)   [Map]   ENE   42 miles [67.6 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.

Rochester Intl.   (RST/KRST)   [Map]
  Website for Rochester International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Central Wisconsin Airport   (CWA/KCWA)   [Map]
  Website for Central Wisconsin Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Houston Co. Airport   (ICAO: KCHU)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Winona Muni.   (ONA/KONA)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Sparta / Fort McCoy Airport   (CMY/KCMY)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Decorah Muni.   (ICAO: KDEH)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Fillmore Co. Airport   (ICAO: KFKA)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Dane County Rgnl.   (MSN/KMSN)   [Map]
  Website for Dane County Regional Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Boscobel Airport   (ICAO: KOVS)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Prairie Du Chien Muni.   (ICAO: KPDC)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Minneapolis - St. Paul Intl.   (MSP/KMSP)   [Map]
  Website for Minneapolis - Saint Paul International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Gen. Mitchell Intl.   (MKE/KMKE)   [Map]
  Website for General Mitchell International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Des Moines Intl.   (DSM/KDSM)   [Map]
  Website for Des Moines International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
La Crosse Muni.   (LSE/KLSE)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Dubuque Rgnl.   (DBQ/KDBQ)   [Map]
  Website for Dubuque Regional Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Waterloo Rgnl.   (ALO/KALO)   [Map]
  Website for Waterloo Regional Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Mason City Muni.   (MCW/KMCW)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Minnesota

About Houston County

About Minnesota

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for La Crescent: www.lacrescent.govoffice.com/

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

Footnotes ...

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

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- La Crescent) 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 La Crescent. 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 La Crescent

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in La Crescent. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.8292, Longitude: -91.3015     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for La Crescent 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>When we are planning a trip (for example, to La Crescent), 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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