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Papillion, Nebraska

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The location of Papillion

Introduction ...

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

This page contains seven sections:

Around Papillion ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Omaha. It lies just north of Papillion. Omaha has a population of 467,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Lincoln. It is located about 41 miles [65 km] to the southwest of Papillion and has a population of 285,000 people.

For comparison, Papillion has a population of 19,500 people.

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

Community   2017
Council Bluffs (IA)   [Map]   62,316   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Glenwood (IA)   [Map]   5,312   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Harlan (IA)   [Map]   4,881   NE   50 miles [80.5 km]
Red Oak (IA)   [Map]   5,415   E   43 miles [69.2 km]
Shenandoah (IA)   [Map]   4,909   SE   44 miles [70.8 km]
Bellevue   [Map]   53,424   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
Blair   [Map]   8,091   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
Elkhorn   [Map]   ---   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Fremont   [Map]   26,457   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Gretna   [Map]   5,062   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
La Vista   [Map]   17,116   N   Less than 2 miles
Nebraska City   [Map]   7,313   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
Plattsmouth   [Map]   6,451   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Ralston   [Map]   7,333   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
Wahoo   [Map]   4,471   W   30 miles [48.3 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2017
Carter Lake (IA)   [Map]   3,787   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Pacific City (IA)   [Map]   ---   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Pacific Junction (IA)   [Map]   470   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Bennington   [Map]   1,523   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Boys Town   [Map]   644   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Cedar Creek   [Map]   402   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
Chalco   [Map]   ---   W   5 miles [8 km]
Cullom   [Map]   ---   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
Home Park   [Map]   ---   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
La Platte   [Map]   ---   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Linoma Beach   [Map]   ---   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Louisville   [Map]   1,261   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Millard   [Map]   ---   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Richfield   [Map]   ---   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
Springfield   [Map]   1,603   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]

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

Sarpy County ...

Papillion is located in Sarpy County and is the County Seat.

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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Papillion ...

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Papillion ...

Looking for more information about Papillion? 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 Papillion, 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 Papillion.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Page for Papillion

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 Papillion ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Millard Airport (MIQ/KMLE)   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Eppley Airfield  (OMA/KOMA)   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Plattsmouth Muni. (PMV/KPMV)   [Map]   SSE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Council Bluffs Muni. (ICAO: KCBF)   [Map]   ENE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Blair Muni. (ICAO: KBTA)   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
Wahoo Muni. (FAA ID: AHQ)   [Map]   WNW   29 miles [46.7 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 Papillion.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Papillion. 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]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Des Moines Intl.  (DSM/KDSM)   [Map]   ENE   126 miles [202.8 km]
Kansas City Intl.  (MCI/KMCI)   [Map]   SSE   146 miles [235 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Lincoln Airport  (LNK/KLNK)   [Map]   WSW   42 miles [67.6 km]
Sioux Gateway Airport  (SUX/KSUX)   [Map]   N   87 miles [140 km]
Central Nebraska Rgnl.  (GRI/KGRI)   [Map]   W   118 miles [189.9 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Millard Airport (MIQ/KMLE)   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Plattsmouth Muni. (PMV/KPMV)   [Map]   SSE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Council Bluffs Muni. (ICAO: KCBF)   [Map]   ENE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Blair Muni. (ICAO: KBTA)   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
Wahoo Muni. (FAA ID: AHQ)   [Map]   WNW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Fremont Muni. (ICAO: KFET)   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 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
Blair Muni.   (ICAO: KBTA)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Fremont Muni.   (ICAO: KFET)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Nebraska City Muni.   (ICAO: KAFK)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Red Oak Muni.   (ICAO: KRDK)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Tekamah Muni.   (ICAO: KTQE)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Shenandoah Muni.   (ICAO: KSDA)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Harlan Muni.   (ICAO: KHNR)   [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
Central Nebraska Rgnl.   (GRI/KGRI)   [Map]
  Website for Central Nebraska Regional Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Millard Airport   (MIQ/KMLE)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Plattsmouth Muni.   (PMV/KPMV)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Council Bluffs Muni.   (ICAO: KCBF)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Papillion:

The official website for Sarpy 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 Papillion.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Papillion. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.1564, Longitude: -96.0416     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Papillion 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 Papillion), 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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