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Omaha, Nebraska

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The location of Omaha

Introduction ...

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

This page contains seven sections:

Around Omaha (aka 'Omaha City') ...

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

The next largest community is Lincoln. It is located about 46 miles [74 km] to the southwest of Omaha and has a population of 285,000 people.<1>

For comparison, Omaha has a population of 467,000 people.

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

Community   2017
Council Bluffs (IA)   [Map]   62,316   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
Glenwood (IA)   [Map]   5,312   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Harlan (IA)   [Map]   4,881   NE   45 miles [72.4 km]
Red Oak (IA)   [Map]   5,415   E   44 miles [70.8 km]
Shenandoah (IA)   [Map]   4,909   SE   48 miles [77.2 km]
Bellevue   [Map]   53,424   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Blair   [Map]   8,091   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
Elkhorn   [Map]   ---   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Fremont   [Map]   26,457   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Gretna   [Map]   5,062   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
La Vista   [Map]   17,116   S   5 miles [8 km]
Nebraska City   [Map]   7,313   S   41 miles [66 km]
Papillion   [Map]   19,539   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
Plattsmouth   [Map]   6,451   S   18 miles [29 km]
Ralston   [Map]   7,333   S   4 miles [6.4 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2017
Carter Lake (IA)   [Map]   3,787   E   5 miles [8 km]
Crescent (IA)   [Map]   614   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Honey Creek (IA)   [Map]   ---   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Bennington   [Map]   1,523   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Boys Town   [Map]   644   W   5 miles [8 km]
Chalco   [Map]   ---   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Cullom   [Map]   ---   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
Fort Calhoun   [Map]   941   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
Home Park   [Map]   ---   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
La Platte   [Map]   ---   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
Millard   [Map]   ---   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Richfield   [Map]   ---   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
Springfield   [Map]   1,603   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Washington   [Map]   153   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Waterloo   [Map]   916   W   13 miles [20.9 km]

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

Douglas County ...

Omaha is located in Douglas County and is the County Seat.

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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Omaha ...

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Omaha ...

Looking for more information about Omaha? 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 Omaha, 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 Omaha.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Page for Omaha

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 Omaha ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Millard Airport (MIQ/KMLE)   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Eppley Airfield  (OMA/KOMA)   [Map]   ENE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Blair Muni. (ICAO: KBTA)   [Map]   NNW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Council Bluffs Muni. (ICAO: KCBF)   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
Plattsmouth Muni. (PMV/KPMV)   [Map]   SSE   22 miles [35.4 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 Omaha.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Omaha. 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   7 miles [11.3 km]
Des Moines Intl.  (DSM/KDSM)   [Map]   E   123 miles [197.9 km]
Kansas City Intl.  (MCI/KMCI)   [Map]   SSE   152 miles [244.6 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Lincoln Airport  (LNK/KLNK)   [Map]   SW   47 miles [75.6 km]
Sioux Gateway Airport  (SUX/KSUX)   [Map]   NNW   81 miles [130.4 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Millard Airport (MIQ/KMLE)   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Blair Muni. (ICAO: KBTA)   [Map]   NNW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Council Bluffs Muni. (ICAO: KCBF)   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
Plattsmouth Muni. (PMV/KPMV)   [Map]   SSE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Fremont Muni. (ICAO: KFET)   [Map]   WNW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Wahoo Muni. (FAA ID: AHQ)   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 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
Tekamah Muni.   (ICAO: KTQE)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Harlan Muni.   (ICAO: KHNR)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Red Oak Muni.   (ICAO: KRDK)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Shenandoah Muni.   (ICAO: KSDA)   [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
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
Millard Airport   (MIQ/KMLE)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Blair Muni.   (ICAO: KBTA)   [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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Omaha:

The official website for Douglas 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 Omaha.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Omaha. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.2600, Longitude: -96.0242     [Map].

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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 Omaha), 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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