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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 44 miles [70 km] to the west of Viking. Minneapolis (MN) has a population of 414,000 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 302,000 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 it.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Apple Valley (MN)   [Map]   51,957   W   42 miles [67.6 km]
Blaine (MN)   [Map]   62,892   NW   46 miles [74 km]
Bloomington (MN)   [Map]   85,319   W   46 miles [74 km]
Burnsville (MN)   [Map]   61,290   W   45 miles [72.4 km]
Cottage Grove (MN)   [Map]   36,029   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
Eagan (MN)   [Map]   66,428   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Edina (MN)   [Map]   51,350   W   49 miles [78.9 km]
Inver Grove Heights (MN)   [Map]   35,077   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
Lakeville (MN)   [Map]   61,938   W   45 miles [72.4 km]
Maplewood (MN)   [Map]   40,150   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
Richfield (MN)   [Map]   35,949   W   45 miles [72.4 km]
Roseville (MN)   [Map]   35,691   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Saint Louis Park (MN)   [Map]   48,747   W   49 miles [78.9 km]
Woodbury (MN)   [Map]   68,820   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
Eau Claire   [Map]   68,339   E   42 miles [67.6 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Baldwin   [Map]   930   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
Baldwin   [Map]   3,974   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
Cady   [Map]   849   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
Eau Galle   [Map]   1,205   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
El Paso   [Map]   688   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
Ellsworth   [Map]   1,155   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
Gilman   [Map]   968   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
Hammond   [Map]   2,204   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Hammond   [Map]   1,891   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Martell   [Map]   1,194   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Pleasant Valley   [Map]   547   NW   5 miles [8 km]
Rush River   [Map]   502   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
Spring Lake   [Map]   564   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
Spring Valley   [Map]   1,348   E   5 miles [8 km]
Woodville   [Map]   1,349   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 ...

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

Centerville   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West of Viking   [Map]
Erin Corner   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the North   [Map]
Hatchville   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the East   [Map]
Hersey   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Knapp   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Moeville   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Rock Elm   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Snows Corner   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Spring Valley   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Wildwood   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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 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 Viking ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Red Wing Rgnl. (ICAO: KRGK)   [Map]   RGK   SSW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Red Wing Muni.   [Map]   ---   SSW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Boyceville Muni.   [Map]   3T3   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
New Richmond Rgnl.(ICAO: KRNH)   [Map]   RNH   NNW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Menomonie Muni.(ICAO: KLUM)   [Map]   LUM   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
Lake Elmo Airport(ICAO: K21D)   [Map]   21D   WNW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Durand Muni.   [Map]   WI25   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Amery Muni.   [Map]   AHH   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 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 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)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Minneapolis - St. Paul Intl. (MSP/KMSP)   [Map]   MSP   W   42 miles [67.6 km]
Rochester Intl. (RST/KRST)   [Map]   RST   S   66 miles [106.2 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

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

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Red Wing Rgnl. (ICAO: KRGK)   [Map]   RGK   SSW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Red Wing Muni.   [Map]   ---   SSW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Boyceville Muni.   [Map]   3T3   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
New Richmond Rgnl.(ICAO: KRNH)   [Map]   RNH   NNW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Menomonie Muni.(ICAO: KLUM)   [Map]   LUM   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
Lake Elmo Airport(ICAO: K21D)   [Map]   21D   WNW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Durand Muni.   [Map]   WI25   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Amery Muni.   [Map]   AHH   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       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Rochester Intl.   (RST/KRST)   [Map]
        Website for Rochester International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
New Richmond Rgnl.   (ICAO: KRNH)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Menomonie Muni.   (ICAO: KLUM)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Lake Elmo Airport   (ICAO: K21D)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
South St. Paul Muni.   (ICAO: KSGS)   [Map]
        Website for South Saint Paul Municipal Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
L. O. Simenstad Muni.   (ICAO: KOEO)   [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
 
Dane County Rgnl.   (MSN/KMSN)   [Map]
        Website for Dane County Regional 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
 
Rockford Intl.   (RFD/KRFD)   [Map]
        Website for Rockford International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
La Crosse Muni.   (LSE/KLSE)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Red Wing Rgnl.   (ICAO: KRGK)   [Map]
        Website for Red Wing Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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About Pierce County

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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: 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 'point-to-point' distance that stretches from Viking. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Viking) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Viking. The point that we are using 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>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 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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Viking.