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Wakonda, South Dakota

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The location of Wakonda

Introduction ...

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

This page contains seven sections:

Around Wakonda ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Sioux Falls. It is located about 42 miles [67 km] to the northeast of Wakonda. Sioux Falls has a population of 182,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Sioux City (IA). It is located about 50 miles [80 km] to the southeast of Wakonda and has a population of 82,400 people.

For comparison, Wakonda has a population of 310 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 from Wakonda and not the distance if driven.<2>

Community   2018
Hawarden (IA)   [Map]   2,486   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
Hull (IA)   [Map]   2,307   E   50 miles [80.5 km]
Le Mars (IA)   [Map]   9,996   E   49 miles [78.9 km]
Rock Valley (IA)   [Map]   3,775   E   42 miles [67.6 km]
Sioux Center (IA)   [Map]   7,614   E   47 miles [75.6 km]
Brandon   [Map]   10,094   NE   48 miles [77.2 km]
Canton   [Map]   3,471   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Harrisburg   [Map]   6,526   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Hartford   [Map]   3,364   N   43 miles [69.2 km]
Lennox   [Map]   2,436   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
North Sioux City   [Map]   2,885   SE   44 miles [70.8 km]
Tea   [Map]   5,624   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Vermillion   [Map]   10,801   SE   18 miles [29 km]
West Yankton   [Map]   3,591   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
Yankton   [Map]   14,700   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2018
Saint Helena (NE)   [Map]   91   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Alsen   [Map]   ---   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
Centerville   [Map]   880   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Gayville   [Map]   399   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
Hooker   [Map]   ---   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
Hub City   [Map]   ---   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
Irene   [Map]   412   NW   5 miles [8 km]
Mayfield   [Map]   ---   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Meckling   [Map]   ---   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
Midway   [Map]   ---   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Mission Hill   [Map]   168   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Southeast Yankton   [Map]   969   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Valleyview   [Map]   ---   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
Viborg   [Map]   776   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
Volin   [Map]   167   SW   5 miles [8 km]

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

Clay County ...

Wakonda is located in Clay County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Clay County: Cedar (NE), Dixon (NE), Lincoln, Turner, Union & Yankton.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Wakonda ...

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Wakonda ...

Looking for more information about Wakonda? 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 Wakonda, 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 Wakonda.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Wakonda. 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 Wakonda. 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 South Dakota

    South Dakota Tourism
    Parks for South Dakota

    Fishing in South Dakota
    Hunting in South Dakota

TripAdvisor Link for:

    South Dakota Statewide Tourism
    Wakonda Tourism

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Page for Wakonda

National Park Service (NPS) sites in South Dakota

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in South Dakota

Murals of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) - New Deal Art in South Dakota

Airports Near Wakonda ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Chan Gurney Muni. (YKN/KYKN)   [Map]   WSW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Harold Davidson Fld. (ICAO: KVMR)   [Map]   SSE   18 miles [29 km]
Menno Muni. (FAA ID: SD29)   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Hartington Muni. (FAA ID: 0B4)   [Map]   SSW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Akron Muni.   [Map]   ESE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Hawarden Muni. (FAA ID: 2Y2)   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
Canton Muni. (FAA ID: 7G9)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Marv Skie - Lincoln Co. Airport (FAA ID: Y14)   [Map]   NNE   34 miles [54.7 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 Wakonda.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Wakonda. 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]   SSE   133 miles [214 km]
Des Moines Intl.  (DSM/KDSM)   [Map]   ESE   203 miles [326.7 km]
Minneapolis - St. Paul Intl.  (MSP/KMSP)   [Map]   NE   232 miles [373.4 km]
Rochester Intl.  (RST/KRST)   [Map]   ENE   239 miles [384.6 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Joe Foss Fld.  (FSD/KFSD)   [Map]   NNE   43 miles [69.2 km]
Sioux Gateway Airport  (SUX/KSUX)   [Map]   SE   55 miles [88.5 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Chan Gurney Muni. (YKN/KYKN)   [Map]   WSW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Harold Davidson Fld. (ICAO: KVMR)   [Map]   SSE   18 miles [29 km]
Menno Muni. (FAA ID: SD29)   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Hartington Muni. (FAA ID: 0B4)   [Map]   SSW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Akron Muni.   [Map]   ESE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Hawarden Muni. (FAA ID: 2Y2)   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
Canton Muni. (FAA ID: 7G9)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Marv Skie - Lincoln Co. Airport (FAA ID: Y14)   [Map]   NNE   34 miles [54.7 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
Le Mars Muni.   (ICAO: KLRJ)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Minneapolis - St. Paul Intl.   (MSP/KMSP)   [Map]
  Website for Minneapolis - Saint Paul International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Rochester Intl.   (RST/KRST)   [Map]
  Website for Rochester International 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
Sioux Gateway Airport   (SUX/KSUX)   [Map]
  Website for Sioux Gateway Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Huron Rgnl.   (HON/KHON)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Chan Gurney Muni.   (YKN/KYKN)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Harold Davidson Fld.   (ICAO: KVMR)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Clay County:

The official website for State of South Dakota:

Footnotes ...

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

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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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Wakonda) 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 Wakonda. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Wakonda

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wakonda. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.0080, Longitude: -97.1056     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Wakonda 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 Wakonda), 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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