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Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Around Vilas ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Wausau. It is located about 24 miles [38 km] to the southwest of Vilas. Wausau has a population of 38,700 people.<1>

The next largest community is Weston. It is located about 26 miles [41 km] to the south of Vilas and has a population of 15,200 people.

For comparison, Vilas has a population of 230 people.

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

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Antigo   [Map]   7,780   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Hull   [Map]   5,435   S   48 miles [77.2 km]
Kronenwetter   [Map]   7,736   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Medford   [Map]   4,300   W   48 miles [77.2 km]
Menominee   [Map]   4,615   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Merrill   [Map]   2,946   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
Merrill   [Map]   9,161   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
Minocqua   [Map]   4,388   NW   46 miles [74 km]
Mosinee   [Map]   4,002   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Rhinelander   [Map]   7,563   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
Rib Mountain   [Map]   6,887   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Rothschild   [Map]   5,325   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Shawano   [Map]   8,980   SE   50 miles [80.5 km]
Tomahawk   [Map]   3,178   NW   23 miles [37 km]
Wescott   [Map]   3,133   SE   49 miles [78.9 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Ackley   [Map]   507   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Antigo   [Map]   1,375   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Birch   [Map]   670   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Elcho   [Map]   1,196   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Harrison   [Map]   805   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
Harrison   [Map]   373   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
Hewitt   [Map]   643   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
Neva   [Map]   873   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
Parrish   [Map]   89   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
Peck   [Map]   338   E   5 miles [8 km]
Pine River   [Map]   1,799   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Russell   [Map]   668   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Schley   [Map]   921   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
Summit   [Map]   155   N   5 miles [8 km]
Upham   [Map]   641   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]

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

Langlade County ...

Vilas is located in Langlade County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Langlade County: Forest, Lincoln, Marathon, Menominee, Oconto, Oneida & Shawano.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Vilas ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Langlade Co. Airport(ICAO: KAIG)   [Map]   AIG   ESE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Merrill Muni.(ICAO: KRRL)   [Map]   RRL   WSW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Wausau Muni.(AUW/KAUW)   [Map]   AUW   SSW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Tomahawk Rgnl. (ICAO: KTKV)   [Map]   TKV   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Rhinelander Airport(RHI/KRHI)   [Map]   RHI   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
Crandon Muni.   [Map]   Y55   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Central Wisconsin Airport (CWA/KCWA)   [Map]   CWA   SSW   36 miles [57.9 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 Vilas.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Vilas. 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
Central Wisconsin Airport (CWA/KCWA)   [Map]   CWA   SSW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Dane County Rgnl. (MSN/KMSN)   [Map]   MSN   S   145 miles [233.4 km]
Gen. Mitchell Intl. (MKE/KMKE)   [Map]   MKE   SSE   174 miles [280 km]
Rochester Intl. (RST/KRST)   [Map]   RST   WSW   180 miles [289.7 km]
Minneapolis - St. Paul Intl. (MSP/KMSP)   [Map]   MSP   W   190 miles [305.8 km]
Rockford Intl. (RFD/KRFD)   [Map]   RFD   S   211 miles [339.6 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Rhinelander Airport(RHI/KRHI)   [Map]   RHI   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
Eagle River Union Airport (EGV/KEGV)   [Map]   EGV   N   47 miles [75.6 km]
Ford Airport (ICAO: KIMT)   [Map]   IMT   ENE   71 miles [114.3 km]
Iron Co. Airport    [Map]   50D   NE   74 miles [119.1 km]
Outagamie County Rgnl. (ATW/KATW)   [Map]   ATW   SSE   80 miles [128.7 km]
Austin Straubel Intl.(GRB/KGRB)   [Map]   GRB   SE   80 miles [128.7 km]
Gogebic - Iron Co. Airport (IWD/KIWD)   [Map]   IWD   NNW   95 miles [152.9 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Langlade Co. Airport(ICAO: KAIG)   [Map]   AIG   ESE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Merrill Muni.(ICAO: KRRL)   [Map]   RRL   WSW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Wausau Muni.(AUW/KAUW)   [Map]   AUW   SSW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Tomahawk Rgnl. (ICAO: KTKV)   [Map]   TKV   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Crandon Muni.   [Map]   Y55   NE   27 miles [43.5 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.

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
 
Outagamie County Rgnl.   (ATW/KATW)   [Map]
        Website for Outagamie County Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Austin Straubel Intl.   (GRB/KGRB)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Gogebic - Iron Co. Airport   (IWD/KIWD)   [Map]
        Website for Gogebic - Iron County Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Langlade Co. Airport   (ICAO: KAIG)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Merrill Muni.   (ICAO: KRRL)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Wausau Muni.   (AUW/KAUW)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Tomahawk Rgnl.   (ICAO: KTKV)   [Map]
        Website for Tomahawk Regional 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
 
Taylor Co. Airport   (ICAO: KMDZ)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Stevens Pt. Muni.   (ICAO: KSTE)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Lakeland Airport   (ARV/KARV)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Shawano Muni.   (ICAO: KEZS)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Clintonville Muni.   (ICAO: KCLI)   [Map]
        Website for Clintonville Municipal Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Marshfield Muni.   (ICAO: KMFI)   [Map]
        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
 
Minneapolis - St. Paul Intl.   (MSP/KMSP)   [Map]
        Website for Minneapolis - Saint Paul 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
 
Rhinelander Airport   (RHI/KRHI)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Eagle River Union Airport   (EGV/KEGV)   [Map]
        Website for Eagle River Union Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Ford Airport   (ICAO: KIMT)   [Map]
        Website for Ford Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...



Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Wisconsin

About Langlade County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Langlade County: www.co.langlade.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 Vilas.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Vilas. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.2530, Longitude: -89.3607     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Vilas 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 Vilas), 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 Vilas.



 
 
 

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