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Wayne, Nebraska

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The location of Wayne

Introduction ...

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

This page contains seven sections:

Around Wayne ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Sioux City (IA). It is located about 36 miles [57 km] to the northeast of Wayne. Sioux City (IA) has a population of 82,400 people.<1>

The next largest community is Norfolk. It is located about 25 miles [40 km] to the southwest of Wayne and has a population of 24,700 people.

For comparison, Wayne has a population of 5,600 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 as if you drove.<2>

Community   2018
Akron (IA)   [Map]   1,473   NE   46 miles [74 km]
Onawa (IA)   [Map]   2,787   E   49 miles [78.9 km]
Sergeant Bluff (IA)   [Map]   4,913   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
Dakota City   [Map]   1,866   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Hartington   [Map]   1,476   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Madison   [Map]   2,381   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Pierce   [Map]   1,726   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
South Sioux City   [Map]   12,838   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Stanton   [Map]   1,511   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Wakefield   [Map]   1,381   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
West Point   [Map]   3,315   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Elk Point (SD)   [Map]   1,869   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
North Sioux City (SD)   [Map]   2,885   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Vermillion (SD)   [Map]   10,801   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
Yankton (SD)   [Map]   14,700   NW   48 miles [77.2 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2018
Allen   [Map]   357   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Belden   [Map]   109   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Carroll   [Map]   217   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
Concord   [Map]   157   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
Dixon   [Map]   82   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
Emerson   [Map]   801   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
Hoskins   [Map]   295   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Laurel   [Map]   921   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
Pender   [Map]   1,113   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Pilger   [Map]   363   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
Randolph   [Map]   894   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Sholes   [Map]   20   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Thurston   [Map]   137   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
Winside   [Map]   408   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Wisner   [Map]   1,171   S   18 miles [29 km]

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

Wayne County ...

Wayne is located in Wayne County and is the County Seat.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Wayne County: Cedar, Cuming, Dixon, Madison, Pierce, Stanton & Thurston.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Wayne ...

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Wayne ...

Looking for more information about Wayne? 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 Wayne, 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 Wayne.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Page for Wayne

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 Wayne ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Wayne Muni. (ICAO: KLCG)   [Map]   E   Less than 2 miles
Laurel Muni. (FAA ID: 08NE)   [Map]   NNW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Pender Muni. (FAA ID: 0C4)   [Map]   ESE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Karl Stefan Meml. (OFK/KOFK)   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Hartington Muni. (FAA ID: 0B4)   [Map]   NNW   28 miles [45.1 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 Wayne.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Wayne. 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]   SE   86 miles [138.4 km]
Des Moines Intl.  (DSM/KDSM)   [Map]   ESE   179 miles [288.1 km]
Kansas City Intl.  (MCI/KMCI)   [Map]   SSE   235 miles [378.2 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Sioux Gateway Airport  (SUX/KSUX)   [Map]   ENE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Joe Foss Fld.  (FSD/KFSD)   [Map]   N   93 miles [149.7 km]
Lincoln Airport  (LNK/KLNK)   [Map]   S   96 miles [154.5 km]
Central Nebraska Rgnl.  (GRI/KGRI)   [Map]   SW   110 miles [177 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Wayne Muni. (ICAO: KLCG)   [Map]   E   Less than 2 miles
Laurel Muni. (FAA ID: 08NE)   [Map]   NNW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Pender Muni. (FAA ID: 0C4)   [Map]   ESE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Karl Stefan Meml. (OFK/KOFK)   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Hartington Muni. (FAA ID: 0B4)   [Map]   NNW   28 miles [45.1 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
Karl Stefan Meml.   (OFK/KOFK)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Harold Davidson Fld.   (ICAO: KVMR)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Antelope Co. Airport   (ICAO: K4V9)   [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
Tekamah Muni.   (ICAO: KTQE)   [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
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
Wayne Muni.   (ICAO: KLCG)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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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 Wayne.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wayne. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.2372, Longitude: -97.0154     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Wayne 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 Wayne), 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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