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Minden, Nebraska

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The location of Minden

Introduction ...

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

This page contains seven sections:

Around Minden ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Grand Island. It is located about 43 miles [69 km] to the northeast of Minden. Grand Island has a population of 51,500 people.<1>

The next largest community is Kearney. It is located about 15 miles [24 km] to the northwest of Minden and has a population of 33,800 people.

For comparison, Minden has a population of 3,000 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 from Minden and not the distance if you drove.<2>

Community   2018
Smith Center (KS)   [Map]   1,581   S   50 miles [80.5 km]
Alma   [Map]   1,150   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Arapahoe   [Map]   976   W   50 miles [80.5 km]
Elm Creek   [Map]   948   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Franklin   [Map]   942   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
Gibbon   [Map]   1,886   N   18 miles [29 km]
Harvard   [Map]   968   E   46 miles [74 km]
Hastings   [Map]   24,822   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
Holdrege   [Map]   5,405   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
Kenesaw   [Map]   966   NE   18 miles [29 km]
Lexington   [Map]   10,121   NW   44 miles [70.8 km]
Ravenna   [Map]   1,369   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
Red Cloud   [Map]   932   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Shelton   [Map]   1,055   NE   23 miles [37 km]
Wood River   [Map]   1,349   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2018
Assumption   [Map]   ---   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
Axtell   [Map]   752   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
Buda   [Map]   ---   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
Campbell   [Map]   307   SE   18 miles [29 km]
Funk   [Map]   183   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
Heartwell   [Map]   70   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Hildreth   [Map]   354   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
Holstein   [Map]   239   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
Macon   [Map]   ---   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
Norman   [Map]   42   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
Odessa   [Map]   ---   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Ragan   [Map]   38   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Roseland   [Map]   265   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
Upland   [Map]   134   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
Wilcox   [Map]   349   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]

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

Kearney County ...

Minden is located in Kearney County and is the County Seat.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Kearney County: Adams, Buffalo, Franklin, Harlan, Phelps & Webster.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Minden ...

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Minden ...

Looking for more information about Minden? 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 Minden, 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 Minden.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Page for Minden

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 Minden ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Pioneer Village Fld. (FAA ID: 0V3)   [Map]   NE   Less than 2 miles
Kearney Rgnl. (EAR/KEAR)   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
Brewster Fld. (ICAO: KHDE)   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
Hastings Muni. (HSI/KHSI)   [Map]   ENE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Republican City Muni.   [Map]   SSW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Alma Muni. (FAA ID: 4D9)   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 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 Minden.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Minden. 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]   ENE   169 miles [272 km]
Wichita Mid-Continent Airport  (ICT/KICT)   [Map]   SSE   213 miles [342.8 km]
Kansas City Intl.  (MCI/KMCI)   [Map]   ESE   240 miles [386.2 km]
Des Moines Intl.  (DSM/KDSM)   [Map]   ENE   285 miles [458.7 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Kearney Rgnl. (EAR/KEAR)   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
Central Nebraska Rgnl.  (GRI/KGRI)   [Map]   NE   47 miles [75.6 km]
McCook Rgnl.  (MCK/KMCK)   [Map]   WSW   87 miles [140 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Pioneer Village Fld. (FAA ID: 0V3)   [Map]   NE   Less than 2 miles
Brewster Fld. (ICAO: KHDE)   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
Hastings Muni. (HSI/KHSI)   [Map]   ENE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Republican City Muni.   [Map]   SSW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Alma Muni. (FAA ID: 4D9)   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Red Cloud Muni. (FAA ID: 7V7)   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Oxford Muni.   [Map]   WSW   38 miles [61.2 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
Wichita Mid-Continent Airport   (ICT/KICT)   [Map]
  Website for Wichita Mid-Continent Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Brewster Fld.   (ICAO: KHDE)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Hastings Muni.   (HSI/KHSI)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Jim Kelly Fld.   (ICAO: KLXN)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Harvard State Airport   (ICAO: K08K)   [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
Phillipsburg Muni.   (ICAO: KPHG)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Aurora Muni.   (ICAO: KAUH)   [Map]
  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
Kearney Rgnl.   (EAR/KEAR)   [Map]
  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
McCook Rgnl.   (MCK/KMCK)   [Map]
  Website for McCook Regional Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
North Platte Rgnl.   (LBF/KLBF)   [Map]
  Website for North Platte Regional Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Hays Rgnl.   (HYS/KHYS)   [Map]
  Website for Hays Regional Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Lincoln Airport   (LNK/KLNK)   [Map]
  Website for Lincoln Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Nebraska

About Kearney County

About Nebraska

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Kearney County:

The official website for State of Nebraska:

Footnotes ...

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

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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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Minden) 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 Minden. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Minden

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Minden. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.4981, Longitude: -98.9675     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Minden 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 Minden), 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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