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Opportunity, Nebraska

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The location of Opportunity

Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Around Opportunity ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is O'Neill. It is located about 11 miles [17 km] to the southwest of Opportunity. O'Neill has a population of 3,600 people.<1>

The next largest community is Fort Randall (SD). It is located about 30 miles [48 km] to the north of Opportunity and has a population of 2,100 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 Opportunity and not the distance if driven.<2>

Community   2017
Atkinson   [Map]   1,251   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
Bloomfield   [Map]   955   E   43 miles [69.2 km]
Creighton   [Map]   1,102   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
Elgin   [Map]   622   SE   47 miles [75.6 km]
Neligh   [Map]   1,516   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Osmond   [Map]   749   E   48 miles [77.2 km]
Plainview   [Map]   1,196   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Armour (SD)   [Map]   669   N   50 miles [80.5 km]
Avon (SD)   [Map]   596   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Kingsburg (SD)   [Map]   ---   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Lake Andes (SD)   [Map]   837   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Southeast Bon Homme (SD)   [Map]   ---   NE   44 miles [70.8 km]
Springfield (SD)   [Map]   1,942   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Tyndall (SD)   [Map]   1,044   NE   42 miles [67.6 km]
Wagner (SD)   [Map]   1,587   N   34 miles [54.7 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2017
Bristow   [Map]   61   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
Dukeville   [Map]   ---   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
Emmet   [Map]   47   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Ewing   [Map]   375   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
Inman   [Map]   123   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
Lynch   [Map]   230   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
Monowi   [Map]   1   NE   18 miles [29 km]
Orchard   [Map]   350   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Page   [Map]   161   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
Redbird   [Map]   ---   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
Spencer   [Map]   428   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Star   [Map]   ---   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
Verdel   [Map]   31   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Verdigre   [Map]   542   E   23 miles [37 km]
Walnut   [Map]   ---   E   15 miles [24.1 km]

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

Holt County ...

Opportunity is located in Holt County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Holt County: Antelope, Boyd, Knox, Loup, Rock & Wheeler.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Opportunity ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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 Opportunity ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
The O'Neill Muni. (ICAO: KONL)   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Stuart - Atkinson Muni. (FAA ID: 8V2)   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
Creighton Muni. (FAA ID: 6K3)   [Map]   ESE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Wagner Muni. (FAA ID: AGZ)   [Map]   NNE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Springfield Muni. (FAA ID: Y03)   [Map]   ENE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Lake Andes Muni. (FAA ID: 8D8)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Antelope Co. Airport (ICAO: K4V9)   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Bloomfield Muni. (FAA ID: 84Y)   [Map]   E   42 miles [67.6 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 Opportunity.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Opportunity. 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]   ESE   160 miles [257.5 km]
Des Moines Intl.  (DSM/KDSM)   [Map]   ESE   258 miles [415.2 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Sioux Gateway Airport  (SUX/KSUX)   [Map]   E   108 miles [173.8 km]
Joe Foss Fld.  (FSD/KFSD)   [Map]   NE   111 miles [178.6 km]
Central Nebraska Rgnl.  (GRI/KGRI)   [Map]   S   112 miles [180.2 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
The O'Neill Muni. (ICAO: KONL)   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Stuart - Atkinson Muni. (FAA ID: 8V2)   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
Creighton Muni. (FAA ID: 6K3)   [Map]   ESE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Wagner Muni. (FAA ID: AGZ)   [Map]   NNE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Springfield Muni. (FAA ID: Y03)   [Map]   ENE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Lake Andes Muni. (FAA ID: 8D8)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Antelope Co. Airport (ICAO: K4V9)   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Bloomfield Muni. (FAA ID: 84Y)   [Map]   E   42 miles [67.6 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
Antelope Co. Airport   (ICAO: K4V9)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Chan Gurney Muni.   (YKN/KYKN)   [Map]
  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
Joe Foss Fld.   (FSD/KFSD)   [Map]
  Website for Joe Foss Field
  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
The O'Neill Muni.   (ICAO: KONL)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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Footnotes ...

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

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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- Opportunity) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Opportunity. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.5961, Longitude: -98.5012     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Opportunity 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 Opportunity), 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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