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Niobrara, Nebraska

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The location of Niobrara

Introduction ...

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

This page contains seven sections:

Around Niobrara ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Yankton (SD). It is located about 33 miles [53 km] to the east of Niobrara. Yankton (SD) has a population of 14,500 people.<1>

The next largest community is O'Neill. It is located about 37 miles [59 km] to the southwest of Niobrara and has a population of 3,600 people.

For comparison, Niobrara has a population of 350 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 Niobrara and not the distance if driven.<2>

Community   2017
Atkinson   [Map]   1,251   W   50 miles [80.5 km]
Bloomfield   [Map]   955   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Creighton   [Map]   1,102   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
Hartington   [Map]   1,490   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Neligh   [Map]   1,516   S   42 miles [67.6 km]
Pierce   [Map]   1,729   SE   45 miles [72.4 km]
Plainview   [Map]   1,196   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Fort Randall (SD)   [Map]   ---   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Parkston (SD)   [Map]   1,497   N   44 miles [70.8 km]
Southeast Bon Homme (SD)   [Map]   ---   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Southeast Yankton (SD)   [Map]   966   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
Springfield (SD)   [Map]   1,942   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Tyndall (SD)   [Map]   1,044   NE   18 miles [29 km]
Wagner (SD)   [Map]   1,587   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
West Yankton (SD)   [Map]   3,574   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2017
Bazile Mills   [Map]   29   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
Center   [Map]   89   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Dukeville   [Map]   ---   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Lindy   [Map]   ---   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
Monowi   [Map]   1   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
Redbird   [Map]   ---   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
Santee   [Map]   341   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Star   [Map]   ---   SW   18 miles [29 km]
Verdel   [Map]   31   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Verdigre   [Map]   542   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
Walnut   [Map]   ---   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Winnetoon   [Map]   66   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
Avon (SD)   [Map]   596   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
Dante (SD)   [Map]   86   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
Southwest Bon Homme (SD)   [Map]   ---   N   9 miles [14.5 km]

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

Knox County ...

Niobrara is located in Knox County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Knox County: Antelope, Boyd, Cedar, Holt, Pierce, Bon Homme (SD), Charles Mix (SD) & Yankton (SD).

Curious and Interesting Names Near Niobrara ...

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Niobrara ...

Looking for more information about Niobrara? 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 Niobrara, 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 Niobrara.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Page for Niobrara

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 Niobrara ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Springfield Muni. (FAA ID: Y03)   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Creighton Muni. (FAA ID: 6K3)   [Map]   SSE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Bloomfield Muni. (FAA ID: 84Y)   [Map]   ESE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Wagner Muni. (FAA ID: AGZ)   [Map]   NNW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Chan Gurney Muni. (YKN/KYKN)   [Map]   ENE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Lake Andes Muni. (FAA ID: 8D8)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
The O'Neill Muni. (ICAO: KONL)   [Map]   WSW   38 miles [61.2 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 Niobrara.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Niobrara. 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]   SE   148 miles [238.2 km]
Des Moines Intl.  (DSM/KDSM)   [Map]   ESE   238 miles [383 km]
Kansas City Intl.  (MCI/KMCI)   [Map]   SE   294 miles [473.1 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Joe Foss Fld.  (FSD/KFSD)   [Map]   NE   86 miles [138.4 km]
Sioux Gateway Airport  (SUX/KSUX)   [Map]   ESE   87 miles [140 km]
Huron Rgnl. (HON/KHON)   [Map]   N   113 miles [181.9 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Springfield Muni. (FAA ID: Y03)   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Creighton Muni. (FAA ID: 6K3)   [Map]   SSE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Bloomfield Muni. (FAA ID: 84Y)   [Map]   ESE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Wagner Muni. (FAA ID: AGZ)   [Map]   NNW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Chan Gurney Muni. (YKN/KYKN)   [Map]   ENE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Lake Andes Muni. (FAA ID: 8D8)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
The O'Neill Muni. (ICAO: KONL)   [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
Des Moines Intl.   (DSM/KDSM)   [Map]
  Website for Des Moines International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Chan Gurney Muni.   (YKN/KYKN)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
The O'Neill Muni.   (ICAO: KONL)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Antelope Co. Airport   (ICAO: K4V9)   [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
Joe Foss Fld.   (FSD/KFSD)   [Map]
  Website for Joe Foss Field
  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
Huron Rgnl.   (HON/KHON)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Nebraska

About Knox County

About Nebraska

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Knox 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 Niobrara.

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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 from Point A (ie- Niobrara) 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 Niobrara. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Niobrara

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Niobrara. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.7500, Longitude: -98.0314     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Niobrara 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 Niobrara), 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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