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The location of Viking









Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Around Viking ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Minneapolis (MN). It is located about 45 miles [72 km] to the west of Viking. Minneapolis (MN) has a population of 422,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Saint Paul (MN). It is located about 36 miles [57 km] to the west of Viking and has a population of 307,000 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Viking and not the distance if you are driving.<2>

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Apple Valley (MN)   [Map]   52,435   W   42 miles [67.6 km]
Blaine (MN)   [Map]   64,557   NW   46 miles [74 km]
Bloomington (MN)   [Map]   85,866   W   46 miles [74 km]
Burnsville (MN)   [Map]   61,439   W   45 miles [72.4 km]
Cottage Grove (MN)   [Map]   36,793   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
Eagan (MN)   [Map]   66,627   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Edina (MN)   [Map]   51,958   W   49 miles [78.9 km]
Inver Grove Heights (MN)   [Map]   35,392   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
Lakeville (MN)   [Map]   63,748   W   45 miles [72.4 km]
Maplewood (MN)   [Map]   40,918   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
Richfield (MN)   [Map]   36,151   W   45 miles [72.4 km]
Roseville (MN)   [Map]   36,314   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Saint Louis Park (MN)   [Map]   49,029   W   49 miles [78.9 km]
Woodbury (MN)   [Map]   69,756   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
Eau Claire   [Map]   68,587   E   42 miles [67.6 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Baldwin   [Map]   949   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
Baldwin   [Map]   4,000   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
Cady   [Map]   848   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
Eau Galle   [Map]   1,216   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
El Paso   [Map]   699   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
Ellsworth   [Map]   1,173   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
Gilman   [Map]   988   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
Hammond   [Map]   2,234   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Hammond   [Map]   1,891   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Martell   [Map]   1,220   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Pleasant Valley   [Map]   542   NW   5 miles [8 km]
Rush River   [Map]   507   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
Spring Lake   [Map]   579   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
Spring Valley   [Map]   1,372   E   5 miles [8 km]
Woodville   [Map]   1,353   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]

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

Pierce County ...

Viking is primarily located in Pierce County. A portion of Viking extends into Saint Croix County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Pierce County: Dakota (MN), Goodhue (MN), Washington (MN), Dunn, Pepin & Saint Croix.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Viking ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Red Wing Rgnl.  (ICAO: KRGK)   [Map]   SSW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Red Wing Muni.   [Map]   SSW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Boyceville Muni. (FAA ID: 3T3)   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
New Richmond Rgnl. (ICAO: KRNH)   [Map]   NNW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Menomonie Muni. (ICAO: KLUM)   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
Lake Elmo Airport (ICAO: K21D)   [Map]   WNW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Durand Muni. (FAA ID: WI25)   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Amery Muni. (FAA ID: AHH)   [Map]   N   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 Viking.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Viking. 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
Minneapolis - St. Paul Intl.  (MSP/KMSP)   [Map]   W   42 miles [67.6 km]
Rochester Intl.  (RST/KRST)   [Map]   S   66 miles [106.2 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
La Crosse Muni. (LSE/KLSE)   [Map]   SE   86 miles [138.4 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Red Wing Rgnl.  (ICAO: KRGK)   [Map]   SSW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Red Wing Muni.   [Map]   SSW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Boyceville Muni. (FAA ID: 3T3)   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
New Richmond Rgnl. (ICAO: KRNH)   [Map]   NNW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Menomonie Muni. (ICAO: KLUM)   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
Lake Elmo Airport (ICAO: K21D)   [Map]   WNW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Durand Muni. (FAA ID: WI25)   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Amery Muni. (FAA ID: AHH)   [Map]   N   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.

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
 
New Richmond Rgnl.   (ICAO: KRNH)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Menomonie Muni.   (ICAO: KLUM)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Lake Elmo Airport   (ICAO: K21D)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
South St. Paul Muni.   (ICAO: KSGS)   [Map]
  Website for South Saint Paul Municipal Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
L. O. Simenstad Muni.   (ICAO: KOEO)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Central Wisconsin Airport   (CWA/KCWA)   [Map]
  Website for Central Wisconsin Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Dane County Rgnl.   (MSN/KMSN)   [Map]
  Website for Dane County Regional Airport
  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
 
Rockford Intl.   (RFD/KRFD)   [Map]
  Website for Rockford International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
La Crosse Muni.   (LSE/KLSE)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Red Wing Rgnl.   (ICAO: KRGK)   [Map]
  Website for Red Wing Regional Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Wisconsin

About Pierce County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Pierce County: www.co.pierce.wi.us/

The official website for State of Wisconsin: https://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 Viking.

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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- Viking) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Viking. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.8616, Longitude: -92.3591     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Viking 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 Viking), 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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