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Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Around Sun Prairie ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Madison. It is located about 10 miles [16 km] to the southwest of Sun Prairie. Madison has a population of 255,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Janesville. It is located about 36 miles [57 km] to the south of Sun Prairie and has a population of 64,400 people.

For comparison, Sun Prairie has a population of 32,900 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
Baraboo   [Map]   12,164   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Beaver Dam   [Map]   16,369   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Beloit   [Map]   36,773   S   46 miles [74 km]
Fitchburg   [Map]   29,485   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Fort Atkinson   [Map]   12,482   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Hartford   [Map]   15,064   E   43 miles [69.2 km]
Middleton   [Map]   19,660   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
Oconomowoc   [Map]   16,717   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
Pewaukee   [Map]   14,476   E   50 miles [80.5 km]
Richfield   [Map]   11,696   E   50 miles [80.5 km]
Stoughton   [Map]   13,088   S   18 miles [29 km]
Verona   [Map]   13,107   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Watertown   [Map]   23,655   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
Waunakee   [Map]   13,755   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Whitewater   [Map]   14,540   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Blooming Grove   [Map]   1,907   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
Bristol   [Map]   3,945   NE   5 miles [8 km]
Burke   [Map]   3,439   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
Burke   [Map]   ---   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
Cottage Grove   [Map]   3,978   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
Cottage Grove   [Map]   6,939   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
DeForest   [Map]   10,340   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Hampden   [Map]   572   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
Maple Bluff   [Map]   1,331   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Marshall   [Map]   3,973   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
Medina   [Map]   1,469   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
Morrisonville   [Map]   ---   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Sun Prairie   [Map]   2,455   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
Windsor   [Map]   ---   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Windsor   [Map]   ---   W   6 miles [9.7 km]

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

Dane County ...

Sun Prairie is located in Dane County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Dane County: Columbia, Dodge, Green, Iowa, Jefferson, Rock & Sauk.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Sun Prairie ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Sun Prairie. 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 Sun Prairie. 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 Sun Prairie ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Blackhawk Airfield   [Map]   87Y   SSE   5 miles [8 km]
Dane County Rgnl. (MSN/KMSN)   [Map]   MSN   WSW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Waunakee Airport   [Map]   6P3   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Middleton Muni.   [Map]   C29   WSW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Fort Atkinson Muni.   [Map]   61C   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Watertown Muni.(ICAO: KRYV)   [Map]   RYV   E   25 miles [40.2 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 Sun Prairie.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Sun Prairie. 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
Dane County Rgnl. (MSN/KMSN)   [Map]   MSN   WSW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Rockford Intl. (RFD/KRFD)   [Map]   RFD   S   68 miles [109.4 km]
Gen. Mitchell Intl. (MKE/KMKE)   [Map]   MKE   ESE   69 miles [111 km]
O'Hare Intl. (ORD/KORD)   [Map]   ORD   SE   106 miles [170.6 km]
Central Wisconsin Airport (CWA/KCWA)   [Map]   CWA   N   112 miles [180.2 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Southern Wisconsin Rgnl.(ICAO: KJVL)   [Map]   JVL   SSE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Outagamie County Rgnl. (ATW/KATW)   [Map]   ATW   NNE   82 miles [132 km]
Dubuque Rgnl. (DBQ/KDBQ)   [Map]   DBQ   SW   92 miles [148.1 km]
Chicago Exec. (PWK/KPWK)   [Map]   PWK   SE   100 miles [160.9 km]
Austin Straubel Intl.(GRB/KGRB)   [Map]   GRB   NNE   105 miles [169 km]
La Crosse Muni.(LSE/KLSE)   [Map]   LSE   WNW   112 miles [180.2 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Blackhawk Airfield   [Map]   87Y   SSE   5 miles [8 km]
Waunakee Airport   [Map]   6P3   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Middleton Muni.   [Map]   C29   WSW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Fort Atkinson Muni.   [Map]   61C   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Watertown Muni.(ICAO: KRYV)   [Map]   RYV   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
Sauk - Prairie Airport   [Map]   91C   WNW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Portage Muni.   [Map]   C47   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.

Dane County Rgnl.   (MSN/KMSN)   [Map]
        Website for Dane County Regional Airport
        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
 
Austin Straubel Intl.   (GRB/KGRB)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
La Crosse Muni.   (LSE/KLSE)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Watertown Muni.   (ICAO: KRYV)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Dodge Co. Airport   (ICAO: KUNU)   [Map]
        Website for Dodge 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
 
Wisconsin Dells Airport   (ICAO: KDLL)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Monroe Muni.   (ICAO: KEFT)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
O'Hare Intl.   (ORD/KORD)   [Map]
        Website for O'Hare International Airport
        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
 
Midway Intl.   (MDW/KMDW)   [Map]
        Website for Midway International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Southern Wisconsin Rgnl.   (ICAO: KJVL)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Outagamie County Rgnl.   (ATW/KATW)   [Map]
        Website for Outagamie County Regional 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
 
Chicago Exec.   (PWK/KPWK)   [Map]
        Website for Chicago Executive Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...



Cities, Towns and Villages of Wisconsin

About Dane County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Dane County: www.co.dane.wi.us/

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 Sun Prairie.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance from Sun Prairie. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Sun Prairie) 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 Sun Prairie. 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 Sun Prairie

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sun Prairie. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.1836, Longitude: -89.2323     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sun Prairie 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 Sun Prairie), 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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