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North Platte, Nebraska

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The location of North Platte

Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to North Platte.

This page contains seven sections:

Around North Platte ...

North Platte is the largest city within a 50 mile [80 km] radius.

The next largest community is Ogallala. It is located about 49 miles [78 km] to the west of North Platte and has a population of 4,500 people.<1>

For comparison, North Platte has a population of 23,900 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 North Platte and not the distance if driven.<2>

Community   2017
Arnold   [Map]   576   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Brady   [Map]   417   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
Callaway   [Map]   529   E   45 miles [72.4 km]
Cozad   [Map]   3,815   SE   44 miles [70.8 km]
Curtis   [Map]   891   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
Eustis   [Map]   375   SE   49 miles [78.9 km]
Gothenburg   [Map]   3,472   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Hershey   [Map]   662   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
Madrid   [Map]   232   SW   44 miles [70.8 km]
Maxwell   [Map]   299   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
Maywood   [Map]   250   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
Paxton   [Map]   497   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
Stapleton   [Map]   306   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Sutherland   [Map]   1,346   W   18 miles [29 km]
Wallace   [Map]   349   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2017
Bignell   [Map]   ---   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Birdwood   [Map]   ---   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Dickens   [Map]   ---   SW   23 miles [37 km]
Elsie   [Map]   106   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Farnam   [Map]   166   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Gandy   [Map]   32   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Grainton   [Map]   ---   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Keystone   [Map]   ---   W   43 miles [69.2 km]
Moorefield   [Map]   30   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Ringgold   [Map]   ---   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
Sarben   [Map]   ---   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
Somerset   [Map]   ---   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
Tryon   [Map]   ---   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
Wellfleet   [Map]   77   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
Willow Island   [Map]   ---   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Lincoln County ...

North Platte is located in Lincoln County and is the County Seat.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Lincoln County: Custer, Dawson, Frontier, Hayes, Keith, Logan, McPherson & Perkins.

Curious and Interesting Names Near North Platte ...

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for North Platte ...

Looking for more information about North Platte? 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 North Platte, 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 North Platte.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Page for North Platte

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 North Platte ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
North Platte Rgnl.  (LBF/KLBF)   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
Wallace Muni. (FAA ID: 64V)   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Curtis Muni. (FAA ID: 47V)   [Map]   SSE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Cozad Muni. (ICAO: KCZD)   [Map]   ESE   43 miles [69.2 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 North Platte.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from North Platte. 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
Denver Intl.  (DEN/KDEN)   [Map]   WSW   223 miles [358.9 km]
Eppley Airfield  (OMA/KOMA)   [Map]   E   253 miles [407.2 km]
City of Colorado Springs Muni.  (COS/KCOS)   [Map]   SW   262 miles [421.6 km]
Wichita Mid-Continent Airport  (ICT/KICT)   [Map]   SE   298 miles [479.6 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
North Platte Rgnl.  (LBF/KLBF)   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
McCook Rgnl.  (MCK/KMCK)   [Map]   S   64 miles [103 km]
Kearney Rgnl. (EAR/KEAR)   [Map]   ESE   95 miles [152.9 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Wallace Muni. (FAA ID: 64V)   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Curtis Muni. (FAA ID: 47V)   [Map]   SSE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Cozad Muni. (ICAO: KCZD)   [Map]   ESE   43 miles [69.2 km]
Searle Fld. (ICAO: KOGA)   [Map]   W   52 miles [83.7 km]
Grant Muni. (FAA ID: GGF)   [Map]   WSW   53 miles [85.3 km]
Jim Kelly Fld. (ICAO: KLXN)   [Map]   ESE   56 miles [90.1 km]
Arthur Muni. (FAA ID: 38V)   [Map]   WNW   57 miles [91.7 km]
Thomas Co. Airport (TIF/KTIF)   [Map]   N   58 miles [93.3 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.

Denver Intl.   (DEN/KDEN)   [Map]
  Website for Denver International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Eppley Airfield   (OMA/KOMA)   [Map]
  Website for Eppley Airfield
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Searle Fld.   (ICAO: KOGA)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Jim Kelly Fld.   (ICAO: KLXN)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Thomas Co. Airport   (TIF/KTIF)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
City of Colorado Springs Muni.   (COS/KCOS)   [Map]
  Website for City of Colorado Springs Municipal Airport
  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
North Platte Rgnl.   (LBF/KLBF)   [Map]
  Website for North Platte 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
Kearney Rgnl.   (EAR/KEAR)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Cozad Muni.   (ICAO: KCZD)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Nebraska

About Lincoln County

About Nebraska

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for North Platte:

The official website for Lincoln 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 North Platte.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in North Platte. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.1270, Longitude: -100.7639     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for North Platte 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 North Platte), 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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