RoadsideThoughts
A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Community
Index
State
Index
Province
Index
County
Index
State
Quarters
 
Sitemap
     
 

La Crescent, Minnesota

Community
Profile
Nearby Census Genealogy
Helper
Cemeteries Tidbits &
Trivia
Local
Newspapers
TripAdvisor
Links
Interactive
Map
Wish
List
Other MN
Communities

 
 
Learn About
The Commemorative
Quarter for
Minnesota
 
The Commemorative Quarter for Minnesota

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. Keep in mind 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
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]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
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 new section that have been added to our Genealogy Helper Page for La Crescent.

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 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
    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>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
La Crosse Muni.(LSE/KLSE)   [Map]   LSE   NNE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Houston Co. Airport(ICAO: KCHU)   [Map]   CHU   SSW   18 miles [29 km]
Viroqua Muni.   [Map]   Y51   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Winona Muni.(ONA/KONA)   [Map]   ONA   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Rushford Muni.   [Map]   55Y   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
Sparta / Fort McCoy Airport(CMY/KCMY)   [Map]   CMY   ENE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Black River Falls Area Airport   [Map]   BCK   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 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 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)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Rochester Intl. (RST/KRST)   [Map]   RST   W   59 miles [95 km]
Central Wisconsin Airport (CWA/KCWA)   [Map]   CWA   NE   103 miles [165.8 km]
Dane County Rgnl. (MSN/KMSN)   [Map]   MSN   ESE   109 miles [175.4 km]
Minneapolis - St. Paul Intl. (MSP/KMSP)   [Map]   MSP   NW   119 miles [191.5 km]
Gen. Mitchell Intl. (MKE/KMKE)   [Map]   MKE   ESE   181 miles [291.3 km]
Des Moines Intl. (DSM/KDSM)   [Map]   DSM   SW   198 miles [318.7 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

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

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Houston Co. Airport(ICAO: KCHU)   [Map]   CHU   SSW   18 miles [29 km]
Viroqua Muni.   [Map]   Y51   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Winona Muni.(ONA/KONA)   [Map]   ONA   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Rushford Muni.   [Map]   55Y   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
Sparta / Fort McCoy Airport(CMY/KCMY)   [Map]   CMY   ENE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Black River Falls Area Airport   [Map]   BCK   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Waukon Muni.   [Map]   Y01   SSW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Bloyer Fld.   [Map]   Y72   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       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Central Wisconsin Airport   (CWA/KCWA)   [Map]
        Website for Central Wisconsin Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Houston Co. Airport   (ICAO: KCHU)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Winona Muni.   (ONA/KONA)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Sparta / Fort McCoy Airport   (CMY/KCMY)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Decorah Muni.   (ICAO: KDEH)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Fillmore Co. Airport   (ICAO: KFKA)   [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
 
Boscobel Airport   (ICAO: KOVS)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Prairie Du Chien Muni.   (ICAO: KPDC)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Minneapolis - St. Paul Intl.   (MSP/KMSP)   [Map]
        Website for Minneapolis - Saint Paul 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
 
Des Moines Intl.   (DSM/KDSM)   [Map]
        Website for Des Moines International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
La Crosse Muni.   (LSE/KLSE)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Dubuque Rgnl.   (DBQ/KDBQ)   [Map]
        Website for Dubuque Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Waterloo Rgnl.   (ALO/KALO)   [Map]
        Website for Waterloo Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Mason City Muni.   (MCW/KMCW)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...



Find a Community within 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: 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 La Crescent.

- Return to Citation

<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance starting in La Crescent. 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, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for La Crescent. Since we usually use Google Maps, 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 that we are using 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).

- Return to Citation

<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.

- Return to Citation

<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.

- Return to Citation

<5>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.

- Return to Citation



 
 
 

Community
Profile
Nearby
 
Census
 
Genealogy
Helper
Tidbits &
Trivia
Local
Newspapers
Interactive
Map
Wish
List
Summarized
 
Misc
 
Other   MN
Communities
 
 
 

Home
Page
Sitemap Privacy
Statement
Terms
of Use
Feedback

 
 

Please keep in mind that we can not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of the information on this website, so use with care. We encourage you to double-check the information that is critical to you.

If you've found an error or have additional information that you would like to share, please don't hesitate to write. Click here to contact us.

Copyright 2016
All Rights Reserved
This page was last modified: 15 Oct 2018
By John Hall