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Introduction ...

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

This page contains seven sections:

Around Ralston ...

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

The next largest community is Lincoln. It is located about 43 miles [69 km] to the southwest of Ralston and has a population of 285,000 people.

For comparison, Ralston has a population of 7,300 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 driven.<2>

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Council Bluffs (IA)   [Map]   62,316   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
Glenwood (IA)   [Map]   5,312   SE   18 miles [29 km]
Harlan (IA)   [Map]   4,881   NE   48 miles [77.2 km]
Red Oak (IA)   [Map]   5,415   E   44 miles [70.8 km]
Shenandoah (IA)   [Map]   4,909   SE   46 miles [74 km]
Bellevue   [Map]   53,424   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Blair   [Map]   8,091   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
Elkhorn   [Map]   ---   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
Fremont   [Map]   26,457   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Gretna   [Map]   5,062   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
La Vista   [Map]   17,116   S   Less than 2 miles
Nebraska City   [Map]   7,313   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
Papillion   [Map]   19,539   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
Plattsmouth   [Map]   6,451   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Wahoo   [Map]   4,471   W   30 miles [48.3 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Carter Lake (IA)   [Map]   3,787   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Crescent (IA)   [Map]   614   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Bennington   [Map]   1,523   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Boys Town   [Map]   644   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Cedar Creek   [Map]   402   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
Chalco   [Map]   ---   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Cullom   [Map]   ---   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
Home Park   [Map]   ---   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
King Lake   [Map]   ---   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
La Platte   [Map]   ---   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Louisville   [Map]   1,261   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Millard   [Map]   ---   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Richfield   [Map]   ---   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
Springfield   [Map]   1,603   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Waterloo   [Map]   916   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]

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

Douglas County ...

Ralston is located in Douglas County.

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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Ralston ...

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Ralston ...

Looking for more information about Ralston? 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 Ralston, 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 Ralston.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Page for Ralston


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 Ralston ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Millard Airport (MIQ/KMLE)   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
Eppley Airfield  (OMA/KOMA)   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Council Bluffs Muni. (ICAO: KCBF)   [Map]   ENE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Blair Muni. (ICAO: KBTA)   [Map]   NNW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Plattsmouth Muni. (PMV/KPMV)   [Map]   SSE   18 miles [29 km]
Wahoo Muni. (FAA ID: AHQ)   [Map]   W   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 Ralston.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Ralston. 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   10 miles [16.1 km]
Des Moines Intl.  (DSM/KDSM)   [Map]   E   125 miles [201.2 km]
Kansas City Intl.  (MCI/KMCI)   [Map]   SSE   148 miles [238.2 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Lincoln Airport  (LNK/KLNK)   [Map]   WSW   44 miles [70.8 km]
Sioux Gateway Airport  (SUX/KSUX)   [Map]   NNW   84 miles [135.2 km]
Central Nebraska Rgnl.  (GRI/KGRI)   [Map]   W   119 miles [191.5 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Millard Airport (MIQ/KMLE)   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
Council Bluffs Muni. (ICAO: KCBF)   [Map]   ENE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Blair Muni. (ICAO: KBTA)   [Map]   NNW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Plattsmouth Muni. (PMV/KPMV)   [Map]   SSE   18 miles [29 km]
Wahoo Muni. (FAA ID: AHQ)   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
Fremont Muni. (ICAO: KFET)   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 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
 
Plattsmouth Muni.   (PMV/KPMV)   [Map]
  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
 
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
 
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
 
Council Bluffs Muni.   (ICAO: KCBF)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Blair Muni.   (ICAO: KBTA)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Ralston: www.cityofralston.com/

The official website for Douglas County: www.co.douglas.ne.us/

The official website for State of Nebraska: www.nebraska.gov/

Footnotes ...

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

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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- Ralston) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Ralston. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Ralston

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ralston. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.2005, Longitude: -96.0354     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Ralston 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 Ralston), 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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