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The location of Mendota









Introduction ...

Below are places that are relatively close to Mendota.

This page contains seven sections:

Around Mendota ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Minneapolis. It lies just northwest of Mendota. Minneapolis has a population of 425,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Saint Paul. It lies just northeast of Mendota and has a population of 308,000 people.

For comparison, Mendota has a population of 210 people.

The following is a sample of neighboring communities: Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Mendota.<2>

Bloomington     [Map]
8 miles [12.9 km] miles to the southwest of Mendota.

Eagan     [Map]
4 miles [6.4 km] miles to the south of Mendota.

Falcon Heights     [Map]
7 miles [11.3 km] miles to the north of Mendota.

Fort Snelling     [Map]
2 miles [3.2 km] miles to the west of Mendota.

Inver Grove Heights     [Map]
6 miles [9.7 km] miles to the southeast of Mendota.

Lauderdale     [Map]
7 miles [11.3 km] miles to the north of Mendota.

Lilydale     [Map]
2 miles [3.2 km] miles to the northeast of Mendota.

Mendota Heights     [Map]
Less than 2 miles miles to the east of Mendota.

Minneapolis     [Map]
8 miles [12.9 km] miles to the northwest of Mendota.

Newport     [Map]
8 miles [12.9 km] miles to the east of Mendota.

Richfield     [Map]
5 miles [8 km] miles to the west of Mendota.

Saint Paul     [Map]
5 miles [8 km] miles to the northeast of Mendota.

South Saint Paul     [Map]
5 miles [8 km] miles to the east of Mendota.

Sunfish Lake     [Map]
3 miles [4.8 km] miles to the east of Mendota.

West Saint Paul     [Map]
3 miles [4.8 km] miles to the east of Mendota.

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

Dakota County ...

Mendota 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 Mendota ...

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Mendota ...

Looking for more information about Mendota? 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 Mendota, 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 Mendota.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

Mendota Tourism

Additional communities can be found on the TripAdvisor Page for Mendota

Also of Interest:

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 Mendota ...

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.<3> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and proximity to Mendota.

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

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

Large Airports

Minneapolis - St. Paul Intl.  (MSP/KMSP) <4>   [Map]
2 miles [3.2 km] miles to the West of Mendota.

Rochester Intl.  (RST/KRST)   [Map]
74 miles [119.1 km] miles to the South Southeast of Mendota.

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Brainerd Lakes Rgnl.  (BRD/KBRD)   [Map]
114 miles [183.5 km] miles to the North Northwest of Mendota.

La Crosse Muni. (LSE/KLSE)   [Map]
116 miles [186.7 km] miles to the Southeast of Mendota.

Mason City Muni. (MCW/KMCW)   [Map]
119 miles [191.5 km] miles to the South of Mendota.

General Aviation Airports

St. Paul Downtown Airport (STP/KSTP)   [Map]
5 miles [8 km] miles to the Northeast of Mendota.

South St. Paul Muni.  (ICAO: KSGS)   [Map]
6 miles [9.7 km] miles to the East Southeast of Mendota.

Flying Cloud Airport (FCM/KFCM)   [Map]
15 miles [24.1 km] miles to the West Southwest of Mendota.

Crystal Airport (MIC/KMIC)   [Map]
15 miles [24.1 km] miles to the Northwest of Mendota.

Lake Elmo Airport (ICAO: K21D)   [Map]
16 miles [25.7 km] miles to the East Northeast of Mendota.

Airlake Airport (ICAO: KLVN)   [Map]
18 miles [29 km] miles to the South of Mendota.

Anoka County - Blaine Airport (ICAO: KANE)   [Map]
18 miles [29 km] miles to the North of Mendota.

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.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: MSPICAO: KMSP

Website for Minneapolis - Saint Paul International Airport

Detailed information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
   
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Rochester Intl.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: RSTICAO: KRST

Website for Rochester International Airport

Detailed information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
   
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

South St. Paul Muni.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

ICAO: KSGS

Website for South Saint Paul Municipal Airport

Detailed information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
   
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Flying Cloud Airport     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: FCMICAO: KFCM

Detailed information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
   
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Crystal Airport     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: MICICAO: KMIC

Detailed information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
   
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Lake Elmo Airport     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

ICAO: K21D

Detailed information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
   
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Airlake Airport     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

ICAO: KLVN

Detailed information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
   
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Anoka County - Blaine Airport     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

ICAO: KANE

Detailed information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
   
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

New Richmond Rgnl.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

ICAO: KRNH

Detailed information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
   
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

L. O. Simenstad Muni.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

ICAO: KOEO

Detailed information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
   
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Red Wing Rgnl.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

ICAO: KRGK

Website for Red Wing Regional Airport

Detailed information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
   
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Central Wisconsin Airport     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: CWAICAO: KCWA

Website for Central Wisconsin Airport

Detailed information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
   
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Buffalo Muni.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

ICAO: KCFE

Detailed information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
   
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Faribault Muni.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

ICAO: KFBL

Detailed information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
   
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Dane County Rgnl.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: MSNICAO: KMSN

Website for Dane County Regional Airport

Detailed information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
   
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Des Moines Intl.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: DSMICAO: KDSM

Website for Des Moines International Airport

Detailed information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
   
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Gen. Mitchell Intl.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: MKEICAO: KMKE

Website for General Mitchell International Airport

Detailed information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
   
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Brainerd Lakes Rgnl.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: BRDICAO: KBRD

Website for Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport

Detailed information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
   
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

La Crosse Muni.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: LSEICAO: KLSE

Detailed information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
   
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Mason City Muni.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: MCWICAO: KMCW

Detailed information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
   
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

St. Paul Downtown Airport     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: STPICAO: KSTP

Detailed information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
   
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Minnesota

About Dakota County

About Minnesota

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Mendota. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Dakota County: www.co.dakota.mn.us/

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 Mendota.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mendota. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.8861, Longitude: -93.1615     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Mendota have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Mendota), 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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<4>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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