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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Prairie du Chien.

This page contains six sections:

Around Prairie du Chien ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Dubuque (IA). It is located about 44 miles [70 km] to the southeast of Prairie du Chien. Dubuque (IA) has a population of 58,300 people.<1>

The next largest community is Platteville. It is located about 39 miles [62 km] to the southeast of Prairie du Chien and has a population of 12,500 people.

For comparison, Prairie du Chien has a population of 5,700 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 you drove.<2>

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Asbury (IA)   [Map]   5,586   SE   41 miles [66 km]
Decorah (IA)   [Map]   7,701   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Dyersville (IA)   [Map]   4,220   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
Manchester (IA)   [Map]   5,016   S   41 miles [66 km]
Oelwein (IA)   [Map]   5,960   SW   46 miles [74 km]
Waukon (IA)   [Map]   3,697   NW   23 miles [37 km]
West Union (IA)   [Map]   2,346   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
Caledonia (MN)   [Map]   2,752   NW   44 miles [70.8 km]
Boscobel   [Map]   3,120   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
Fennimore   [Map]   2,482   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
Lancaster   [Map]   3,736   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Mineral Point   [Map]   2,481   E   49 miles [78.9 km]
Richland Center   [Map]   4,998   NE   43 miles [69.2 km]
Shelby   [Map]   4,898   N   49 miles [78.9 km]
Viroqua   [Map]   4,448   N   37 miles [59.5 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Clayton (IA)   [Map]   41   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
Harpers Ferry (IA)   [Map]   321   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
Marquette (IA)   [Map]   457   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
McGregor (IA)   [Map]   844   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
Bagley   [Map]   374   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
Bridgeport   [Map]   983   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
Eastman   [Map]   721   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Eastman   [Map]   407   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Millville   [Map]   169   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
Patch Grove   [Map]   336   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Patch Grove   [Map]   197   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Prairie du Chien   [Map]   100   NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
Wauzeka   [Map]   403   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
Wyalusing   [Map]   344   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Wyalusing   [Map]   ---   S   6 miles [9.7 km]

For more communities neighboring Prairie du Chien, please visit our County-by-County Page for Prairie du Chien.

Crawford County ...

Prairie du Chien is located in Crawford County and is the County Seat.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Crawford County: Allamakee (IA), Clayton (IA), Grant, Richland & Vernon.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Prairie du Chien ...

This section has been moved to our Tidbits & Trivia page for Prairie du Chien.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a new section that have been added to our Genealogy Helper Page for Prairie du Chien.

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Prairie du Chien. 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 du Chien. 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 to see and places to visit:

For the State of Wisconsin

    Wisconsin Tourism
    Parks for Wisconsin

    Fishing in Wisconsin
    Hunting in Wisconsin


National Park Service (NPS) sites in Wisconsin

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in Wisconsin

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

Airports Near Prairie du Chien ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Prairie du Chien.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Prairie Du Chien Muni.(ICAO: KPDC)   [Map]   PDC   SSE   Less than 2 miles
Monona Muni.   [Map]   7C3   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
Elkader Muni.   [Map]   I27   SW   18 miles [29 km]
Waukon Muni.   [Map]   Y01   NW   23 miles [37 km]
Boscobel Airport(ICAO: KOVS)   [Map]   OVS   ENE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Cassville Muni.   [Map]   C74   SSE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Lancaster Muni.   [Map]   73C   SE   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 be a better fit to our travel plans.<5> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and where they are relatively close to Prairie du Chien.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Prairie du Chien. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Rochester Intl. (RST/KRST)   [Map]   RST   NW   90 miles [144.8 km]
Dane County Rgnl. (MSN/KMSN)   [Map]   MSN   E   91 miles [146.5 km]
Rockford Intl. (RFD/KRFD)   [Map]   RFD   ESE   119 miles [191.5 km]
Central Wisconsin Airport (CWA/KCWA)   [Map]   CWA   NNE   140 miles [225.3 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Dubuque Rgnl. (DBQ/KDBQ)   [Map]   DBQ   SSE   49 miles [78.9 km]
La Crosse Muni.(LSE/KLSE)   [Map]   LSE   N   58 miles [93.3 km]
Waterloo Rgnl. (ALO/KALO)   [Map]   ALO   WSW   72 miles [115.9 km]
The Eastern Iowa Airport (CID/KCID)   [Map]   CID   SSW   85 miles [136.8 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Prairie Du Chien Muni.(ICAO: KPDC)   [Map]   PDC   SSE   Less than 2 miles
Monona Muni.   [Map]   7C3   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
Elkader Muni.   [Map]   I27   SW   18 miles [29 km]
Waukon Muni.   [Map]   Y01   NW   23 miles [37 km]
Boscobel Airport(ICAO: KOVS)   [Map]   OVS   ENE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Cassville Muni.   [Map]   C74   SSE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Lancaster Muni.   [Map]   73C   SE   29 miles [46.7 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.

Rochester Intl.   (RST/KRST)   [Map]
        Website for Rochester International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Dane County Rgnl.   (MSN/KMSN)   [Map]
        Website for Dane County Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
The Eastern Iowa Airport   (CID/KCID)   [Map]
        Website for The Eastern Iowa Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Southern Wisconsin Rgnl.   (ICAO: KJVL)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Mason City Muni.   (MCW/KMCW)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Quad City Intl.   (MLI/KMLI)   [Map]
        Website for Quad City International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Prairie Du Chien Muni.   (ICAO: KPDC)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Boscobel Airport   (ICAO: KOVS)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Rockford Intl.   (RFD/KRFD)   [Map]
        Website for Rockford International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Decorah Muni.   (ICAO: KDEH)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Platteville Muni.   (ICAO: KPVB)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Houston Co. Airport   (ICAO: KCHU)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Central Wisconsin Airport   (CWA/KCWA)   [Map]
        Website for Central Wisconsin Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Iowa Co. Airport   (ICAO: KMRJ)   [Map]
        Website for Iowa County Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Gen. Mitchell Intl.   (MKE/KMKE)   [Map]
        Website for General Mitchell International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Minneapolis - St. Paul Intl.   (MSP/KMSP)   [Map]
        Website for Minneapolis - Saint Paul International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Des Moines Intl.   (DSM/KDSM)   [Map]
        Website for Des Moines International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Dubuque Rgnl.   (DBQ/KDBQ)   [Map]
        Website for Dubuque Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
La Crosse Muni.   (LSE/KLSE)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Waterloo Rgnl.   (ALO/KALO)   [Map]
        Website for Waterloo Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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

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



Footnotes ...

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

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that starts in Prairie du Chien. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Prairie du Chien) 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 Prairie du Chien. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Prairie du Chien

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Prairie du Chien. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.0433, Longitude: -91.1401     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Prairie du Chien 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>On an airport-by-airport basis, an NFDC report typically includes a description of airport operations, contacts, the runway(s), and radio, navigation & weather frequencies. The National Flight Data Center (NFDC) is operated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with the purpose of collecting, validating and disseminating information about airports.

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<5>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Prairie du Chien), 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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