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Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Park Falls, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Park Falls and the surrounding area.

  • Weather ...
  • Astronomy & Satellites ...
    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks across the sky.
    • To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass this GPS location for Park Falls:
    • 45.933287, -90.445997
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Park Falls
  • Waymarking ...
    • Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:
    • Waymark.com

Curious and Interesting Names Near Park Falls ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • Butternut [Ashland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Butternut
    • Butternut [Ashland County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Park Falls
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 351 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Butternut have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Butternut
  • Cranberry Lake [Price County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cranberry Lake
    • Cranberry Lake [Price County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the south of Park Falls
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cranberry Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cranberry Lake
  • Dover [Price County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dover
    • Dover [Price County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Park Falls
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dover have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dover
  • Kaiser [Price County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kaiser
    • Kaiser [Price County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Park Falls
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kaiser have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Kennedy [Price County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kennedy
      • Kennedy [Price County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Park Falls
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kennedy
    • Lake [Price County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake
      • Lake [Price County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Park Falls
      • Estimated population in 2015: 1,106 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake
    • Morse [Ashland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morse
      • Morse [Ashland County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Park Falls
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Morse have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morse
    • Peeksville [Ashland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peeksville
      • Peeksville [Ashland County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Park Falls
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Peeksville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peeksville
    • Petes Landing [Ashland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Petes Landing
      • Petes Landing [Ashland County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Park Falls
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Petes Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Petes Landing

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Park Falls. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

  • View Our List ...
    • Dennis Morgan     (Singer)
      • Singer. He was born in Prentice (Wisconsin) on Sunday December 20, 1908 and died in Fresno (California) on Wednesday September 7, 1994 at the age of 85. He is buried at Oakhill Cemetery (Madera County, California).
      • Prentice is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the south of Park Falls.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dennis Morgan<3>
    • Eugene A. 'Gene' Ronzani     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Iron Mountain (Michigan) on Sunday March 28, 1909 and died in Lac du Flambeau (Wisconsin) on Friday September 12, 1975 at the age of 66.
      • Lac du Flambeau is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the east of Park Falls.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Eugene A. 'Gene' Ronzani<3>

How Far From Park Falls to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a city such as Park Falls to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Park Falls and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Phillips, which is the Seat of Price County and lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the south. If you could walk a straight line from Park Falls to Phillips, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
    • Madison, which is the State Capital of Wisconsin, lies 204 miles [328.3 km] to the south southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 12 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 836 miles [1,345.4 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 33 days and walking would take 48 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,081 miles [9,786.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,834 miles [10,998.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,739 miles [7,626.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Wisconsin

About Price County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Price County: www.co.price.wi.us/

The official website for State of Wisconsin: https://www.wisconsin.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Park Falls) 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 Park Falls. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Park FallsOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Park Falls. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.9333, Longitude: -90.4460       In this case, the coordinates for Park Falls have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<4>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.
<5>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Park Falls to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 316.299 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 314.021 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.827 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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