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The location of Elkhorn









Introduction ...

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

This page contains seven sections:

Around Elkhorn ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Omaha. It is located about 11 miles [17 km] to the east of Elkhorn. Omaha has a population of 468,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Lincoln. It is located about 38 miles [61 km] to the southwest of Elkhorn and has a population of 287,000 people.

For comparison, Elkhorn has a population of 6,100 people.

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

Community   2018
Population
DirDistance
Council Bluffs (IA)   [Map]   62,421   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
Glenwood (IA)   [Map]   5,316   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Bellevue   [Map]   53,627   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
Blair   [Map]   7,815   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
Fremont   [Map]   26,509   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Gretna   [Map]   5,076   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
La Vista   [Map]   17,163   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Nebraska City   [Map]   7,275   SE   45 miles [72.4 km]
Papillion   [Map]   20,530   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Plattsmouth   [Map]   6,480   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Ralston   [Map]   7,296   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
Schuyler   [Map]   6,377   W   43 miles [69.2 km]
Seward   [Map]   7,220   SW   49 miles [78.9 km]
Wahoo   [Map]   4,514   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
Waverly   [Map]   3,951   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2018
Population
DirDistance
Bennington   [Map]   1,521   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Boys Town   [Map]   595   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
Chalco   [Map]   ---   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Elk City   [Map]   ---   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
King Lake   [Map]   ---   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Leshara   [Map]   116   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Linoma Beach   [Map]   ---   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
Mead   [Map]   554   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
Millard   [Map]   ---   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Valley   [Map]   2,845   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Venice   [Map]   ---   W   5 miles [8 km]
Wann   [Map]   ---   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Washington   [Map]   157   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
Waterloo   [Map]   915   NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
Yutan   [Map]   1,285   W   7 miles [11.3 km]

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

Douglas County ...

Elkhorn is located in Douglas County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Douglas County: Pottawattamie (IA), Dodge, Sarpy, Saunders & Washington.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Elkhorn ...

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Elkhorn ...

Looking for more information about Elkhorn? 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 Elkhorn, 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 Elkhorn.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

    Nebraska Tourism
    Parks for Nebraska

    Fishing in Nebraska
    Hunting in Nebraska

TripAdvisor Link for:

    Nebraska Statewide Tourism
    Elkhorn Tourism

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Page for Elkhorn


National Park Service (NPS) sites in Nebraska

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in Nebraska

Murals of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) - New Deal Art in Nebraska

Airports Near Elkhorn ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Millard Airport (MIQ/KMLE)   [Map]   ESE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Blair Muni. (ICAO: KBTA)   [Map]   NNE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Wahoo Muni. (FAA ID: AHQ)   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
Eppley Airfield  (OMA/KOMA)   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
Fremont Muni. (ICAO: KFET)   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Council Bluffs Muni. (ICAO: KCBF)   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
Plattsmouth Muni. (PMV/KPMV)   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Scribner State Airport (FAA ID: SCB)   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 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 Elkhorn.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Elkhorn. 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
Eppley Airfield  (OMA/KOMA)   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
Des Moines Intl.  (DSM/KDSM)   [Map]   E   135 miles [217.3 km]
Kansas City Intl.  (MCI/KMCI)   [Map]   SSE   157 miles [252.7 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Lincoln Airport  (LNK/KLNK)   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Sioux Gateway Airport  (SUX/KSUX)   [Map]   N   79 miles [127.1 km]
Central Nebraska Rgnl.  (GRI/KGRI)   [Map]   W   108 miles [173.8 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Millard Airport (MIQ/KMLE)   [Map]   ESE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Blair Muni. (ICAO: KBTA)   [Map]   NNE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Wahoo Muni. (FAA ID: AHQ)   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
Fremont Muni. (ICAO: KFET)   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Council Bluffs Muni. (ICAO: KCBF)   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
Plattsmouth Muni. (PMV/KPMV)   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Scribner State Airport (FAA ID: SCB)   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 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.

Eppley Airfield   (OMA/KOMA)   [Map]
  Website for Eppley Airfield
  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
 
Fremont Muni.   (ICAO: KFET)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Council Bluffs Muni.   (ICAO: KCBF)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Plattsmouth Muni.   (PMV/KPMV)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Tekamah Muni.   (ICAO: KTQE)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Nebraska City Muni.   (ICAO: KAFK)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Harlan Muni.   (ICAO: KHNR)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Kansas City Intl.   (MCI/KMCI)   [Map]
  Website for Kansas City International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Red Oak Muni.   (ICAO: KRDK)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Crete Muni.   (ICAO: KCEK)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Shenandoah Muni.   (ICAO: KSDA)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Wichita Mid-Continent Airport   (ICT/KICT)   [Map]
  Website for Wichita Mid-Continent Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Lincoln Airport   (LNK/KLNK)   [Map]
  Website for Lincoln Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Sioux Gateway Airport   (SUX/KSUX)   [Map]
  Website for Sioux Gateway Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Central Nebraska Rgnl.   (GRI/KGRI)   [Map]
  Website for Central Nebraska Regional Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Millard Airport   (MIQ/KMLE)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Blair Muni.   (ICAO: KBTA)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Nebraska

About Douglas County

About Nebraska

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Elkhorn: www.elkhorncity.net/

The official website for Douglas County: www.co.douglas.ne.us/

The official website for State of Nebraska: www.nebraska.gov/

Footnotes ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Elkhorn. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.2581, Longitude: -96.2539     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Elkhorn 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 Elkhorn), 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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