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Panama, Nebraska

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The location of Panama

Introduction ...

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

This page contains seven sections:

Around Panama ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Lincoln. It is located about 17 miles [27 km] to the northwest of Panama. Lincoln has a population of 285,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Bellevue. It is located about 49 miles [78 km] to the northeast of Panama and has a population of 53,400 people.

For comparison, Panama has a population of 280 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 and not the distance if you are driving.<2>

Community   2017
Glenwood (IA)   [Map]   5,312   NE   50 miles [80.5 km]
Auburn   [Map]   3,302   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
Beatrice   [Map]   12,295   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Crete   [Map]   7,160   W   23 miles [37 km]
Elkhorn   [Map]   ---   N   47 miles [75.6 km]
Fairbury   [Map]   3,707   SW   47 miles [75.6 km]
Gretna   [Map]   5,062   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
La Vista   [Map]   17,116   NE   47 miles [75.6 km]
Nebraska City   [Map]   7,313   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
Papillion   [Map]   19,539   NE   45 miles [72.4 km]
Plattsmouth   [Map]   6,451   NE   42 miles [67.6 km]
Ralston   [Map]   7,333   NE   48 miles [77.2 km]
Seward   [Map]   7,181   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Wahoo   [Map]   4,471   N   42 miles [67.6 km]
Waverly   [Map]   3,838   N   21 miles [33.8 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2017
Adams   [Map]   614   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
Bennet   [Map]   892   N   5 miles [8 km]
Burr   [Map]   58   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
Cortland   [Map]   474   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Douglas   [Map]   178   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
Firth   [Map]   577   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Hickman   [Map]   2,221   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Holland   [Map]   ---   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
Martell   [Map]   ---   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Palmyra   [Map]   563   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Pine Lake   [Map]   ---   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Roca   [Map]   290   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Sprague   [Map]   151   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
Sterling   [Map]   464   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Unadilla   [Map]   321   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]

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

Lancaster County ...

Panama is located in Lancaster County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Lancaster County: Butler, Cass, Gage, Johnson, Otoe, Saline, Saunders & Seward.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Panama ...

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Panama ...

Looking for more information about Panama? 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 Panama, 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 Panama.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Page for Panama

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 Panama ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Lincoln Airport  (LNK/KLNK)   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Crete Muni. (ICAO: KCEK)   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
Tecumseh Muni. (FAA ID: 0G3)   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Beatrice Muni. (BIE/KBIE)   [Map]   SSW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Wilber Muni.   [Map]   WSW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Nebraska City Muni. (ICAO: KAFK)   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
Seward Muni. (FAA ID: SWT)   [Map]   WNW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Pawnee City Muni. (FAA ID: 50K)   [Map]   SSE   37 miles [59.5 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 Panama.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Panama. 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]   NNE   58 miles [93.3 km]
Kansas City Intl.  (MCI/KMCI)   [Map]   SE   130 miles [209.2 km]
Des Moines Intl.  (DSM/KDSM)   [Map]   ENE   161 miles [259.1 km]
Wichita Mid-Continent Airport  (ICT/KICT)   [Map]   SSW   209 miles [336.4 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Lincoln Airport  (LNK/KLNK)   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Central Nebraska Rgnl.  (GRI/KGRI)   [Map]   WNW   97 miles [156.1 km]
Manhattan Rgnl.  (MHK/KMHK)   [Map]   S   100 miles [160.9 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Crete Muni. (ICAO: KCEK)   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
Tecumseh Muni. (FAA ID: 0G3)   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Beatrice Muni. (BIE/KBIE)   [Map]   SSW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Wilber Muni.   [Map]   WSW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Nebraska City Muni. (ICAO: KAFK)   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
Seward Muni. (FAA ID: SWT)   [Map]   WNW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Pawnee City Muni. (FAA ID: 50K)   [Map]   SSE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Plattsmouth Muni. (PMV/KPMV)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 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
Kansas City Intl.   (MCI/KMCI)   [Map]
  Website for Kansas City International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Nebraska City Muni.   (ICAO: KAFK)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Plattsmouth Muni.   (PMV/KPMV)   [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
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
Central Nebraska Rgnl.   (GRI/KGRI)   [Map]
  Website for Central Nebraska Regional Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Manhattan Rgnl.   (MHK/KMHK)   [Map]
  Website for Manhattan Regional Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Crete Muni.   (ICAO: KCEK)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Beatrice Muni.   (BIE/KBIE)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Nebraska

About Lancaster County

About Nebraska

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Lancaster 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 Panama.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Panama) 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 Panama. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Panama

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Panama. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.5978, Longitude: -96.5112     [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 Panama), 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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