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Prairie Pines Retirement Community, Nebraska

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The location of Prairie Pines Retirement Community

Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Prairie Pines Retirement Community.

This page contains six sections:

Around Prairie Pines Retirement Community ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Alliance. It is located about 50 miles [80 km] to the south of Prairie Pines Retirement Community. Alliance has a population of 8,200 people.<1>

The next largest community is Chadron. It lies immediately southeast of Prairie Pines Retirement Community and has a population of 5,600 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 as if you drove.<2>

Community   2017
Crawford   [Map]   953   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Gordon   [Map]   1,545   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Harrison   [Map]   230   W   45 miles [72.4 km]
Hay Springs   [Map]   545   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Hemingford   [Map]   781   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
Rushville   [Map]   873   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
Batesland (SD)   [Map]   116   NE   50 miles [80.5 km]
Buffalo Gap (SD)   [Map]   139   N   48 miles [77.2 km]
East Shannon (SD)   [Map]   ---   NE   50 miles [80.5 km]
Heppner (SD)   [Map]   ---   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Hot Springs (SD)   [Map]   3,460   NW   47 miles [75.6 km]
Northeast Fall River (SD)   [Map]   2,044   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Oelrichs (SD)   [Map]   123   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Oral (SD)   [Map]   ---   N   41 miles [66 km]
Southwest Fall River (SD)   [Map]   294   NW   44 miles [70.8 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2017
Belmont   [Map]   ---   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Clinton   [Map]   40   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
Horn   [Map]   ---   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
Marsland   [Map]   ---   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Whiteclay   [Map]   ---   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Whitney   [Map]   74   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Ardmore (SD)   [Map]   ---   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
Denby (SD)   [Map]   ---   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Manderson-White Horse Creek (SD)   [Map]   ---   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Manderson (SD)   [Map]   ---   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Oglala (SD)   [Map]   ---   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Pine Ridge (SD)   [Map]   ---   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Smithwick (SD)   [Map]   ---   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
West Shannon (SD)   [Map]   ---   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
Wounded Knee (SD)   [Map]   ---   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]

For more communities neighboring Prairie Pines Retirement Community, please visit our County-by-County Page for Prairie Pines Retirement Community.

Dawes County ...

Prairie Pines Retirement Community is located in Dawes County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Dawes County: Box Butte, Sheridan, Sioux, Fall River (SD) & Oglala Lakota (SD).

Curious and Interesting Names Near Prairie Pines Retirement Community ...

This section has been moved to our Tidbits & Trivia page for Prairie Pines Retirement Community.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Prairie Pines Retirement Community. 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 Prairie Pines Retirement Community. 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 Prairie Pines Retirement Community ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Prairie Pines Retirement Community.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Chadron Muni.  (CDR/KCDR)   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
Hay Springs Muni. (FAA ID: 4V6)   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
Pine Ridge Airport (ICAO: KIEN)   [Map]   ENE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Modisett Airport (FAA ID: 9V5)   [Map]   ESE   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 Prairie Pines Retirement Community.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Prairie Pines Retirement Community. 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]   SSW   222 miles [357.3 km]
City of Colorado Springs Muni.  (COS/KCOS)   [Map]   SSW   291 miles [468.3 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Chadron Muni.  (CDR/KCDR)   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
Alliance Muni. (AIA/KAIA)   [Map]   S   54 miles [86.9 km]
Western Nebraska Rgnl.  (BFF/KBFF)   [Map]   SSW   72 miles [115.9 km]
Rapid City Rgnl. (RAP/KRAP)   [Map]   N   83 miles [133.6 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Hay Springs Muni. (FAA ID: 4V6)   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
Pine Ridge Airport (ICAO: KIEN)   [Map]   ENE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Modisett Airport (FAA ID: 9V5)   [Map]   ESE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Hot Springs Muni. (FAA ID: HSR)   [Map]   NNW   41 miles [66 km]
Gordon Muni. (ICAO: KGRN)   [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.

Denver Intl.   (DEN/KDEN)   [Map]
  Website for Denver International Airport
  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
Gordon Muni.   (ICAO: KGRN)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Chadron Muni.   (CDR/KCDR)   [Map]
  Website for Chadron Municipal Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Alliance Muni.   (AIA/KAIA)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Western Nebraska Rgnl.   (BFF/KBFF)   [Map]
  Website for Western Nebraska Regional Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Rapid City Rgnl.   (RAP/KRAP)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Pine Ridge Airport   (ICAO: KIEN)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats

Other Roadside Stops ...

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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 Prairie Pines Retirement Community.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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- Prairie Pines Retirement Community) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Prairie Pines Retirement Community. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.8319, Longitude: -103.0063     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Prairie Pines Retirement Community 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 Prairie Pines Retirement Community), 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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