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Introduction ...

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

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Around Viroqua ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is La Crosse. It is located about 25 miles [40 km] to the northwest of Viroqua. La Crosse has a population of 52,100 people.<1>

The next largest community is Onalaska. It is located about 28 miles [45 km] to the northwest of Viroqua and has a population of 18,700 people.

For comparison, Viroqua has a population of 4,400 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 driven.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Decorah (IA)   [Map]   7,918   W   48 miles [77.2 km]
La Crescent (MN)   [Map]   4,822   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Campbell   [Map]   4,372   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Holland   [Map]   3,851   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Holmen   [Map]   9,628   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Lancaster   [Map]   3,760   S   49 miles [78.9 km]
Mauston   [Map]   4,375   NE   43 miles [69.2 km]
Onalaska   [Map]   5,786   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Prairie du Chien   [Map]   5,718   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
Reedsburg   [Map]   9,537   E   44 miles [70.8 km]
Richland Center   [Map]   5,017   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Shelby   [Map]   4,887   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Sparta   [Map]   9,695   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
Tomah   [Map]   9,405   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
West Salem   [Map]   4,967   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Christiana   [Map]   969   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
Clinton   [Map]   1,426   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Coon   [Map]   760   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Coon Valley   [Map]   788   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Franklin   [Map]   1,183   S   5 miles [8 km]
Harmony   [Map]   927   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
Jefferson   [Map]   1,200   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
Kickapoo   [Map]   653   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Liberty   [Map]   272   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
Liberty   [Map]   ---   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
Readstown   [Map]   417   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Sterling   [Map]   637   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Viroqua   [Map]   1,835   NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
Webster   [Map]   821   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
Westby   [Map]   2,271   N   6 miles [9.7 km]

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

Vernon County ...

Viroqua is located in Vernon County and is the County Seat.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Vernon County: Allamakee (IA), Houston (MN), Crawford, Juneau, La Crosse, Monroe, Richland & Sauk.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Viroqua ...

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.

Avalanche   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast of Viroqua   [Map]
Bud   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]
Coon Valley   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Fargo   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Liberty   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the East   [Map]
Liberty Pole   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Pine Knob   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Purdy   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West   [Map]
Readstown   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Rising Sun   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the South   [Map]
Towerville   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the South   [Map]
Tunnelville   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the East   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Viroqua Muni.   [Map]   Y51   NNW   Less than 2 miles
Sparta / Fort McCoy Airport(CMY/KCMY)   [Map]   CMY   NNE   28 miles [45.1 km]
La Crosse Muni.(LSE/KLSE)   [Map]   LSE   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Boscobel Airport(ICAO: KOVS)   [Map]   OVS   SSE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Houston Co. Airport(ICAO: KCHU)   [Map]   CHU   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
Three Castles Airpark   [Map]   4D1   ENE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Elroy Muni.   [Map]   60C   ENE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Waukon Muni.   [Map]   Y01   WSW   34 miles [54.7 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 Viroqua.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Viroqua. 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   ESE   82 miles [132 km]
Rochester Intl. (RST/KRST)   [Map]   RST   WNW   84 miles [135.2 km]
Central Wisconsin Airport (CWA/KCWA)   [Map]   CWA   NE   103 miles [165.8 km]
Rockford Intl. (RFD/KRFD)   [Map]   RFD   SE   130 miles [209.2 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
La Crosse Muni.(LSE/KLSE)   [Map]   LSE   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Dubuque Rgnl. (DBQ/KDBQ)   [Map]   DBQ   S   80 miles [128.7 km]
Waterloo Rgnl. (ALO/KALO)   [Map]   ALO   SW   103 miles [165.8 km]
Southern Wisconsin Rgnl.(ICAO: KJVL)   [Map]   JVL   SE   113 miles [181.9 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Viroqua Muni.   [Map]   Y51   NNW   Less than 2 miles
Sparta / Fort McCoy Airport(CMY/KCMY)   [Map]   CMY   NNE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Boscobel Airport(ICAO: KOVS)   [Map]   OVS   SSE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Houston Co. Airport(ICAO: KCHU)   [Map]   CHU   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
Three Castles Airpark   [Map]   4D1   ENE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Elroy Muni.   [Map]   60C   ENE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Waukon Muni.   [Map]   Y01   WSW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Richland Airport   [Map]   93C   ESE   35 miles [56.3 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
 
Rochester Intl.   (RST/KRST)   [Map]
        Website for Rochester International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Sparta / Fort McCoy Airport   (CMY/KCMY)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Boscobel Airport   (ICAO: KOVS)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Houston Co. Airport   (ICAO: KCHU)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Prairie Du Chien Muni.   (ICAO: KPDC)   [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
 
Tri-County Rgnl.   (ICAO: KLNR)   [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
 
Minneapolis - St. Paul Intl.   (MSP/KMSP)   [Map]
        Website for Minneapolis - Saint Paul International 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
 
La Crosse Muni.   (LSE/KLSE)   [Map]
        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
 
Waterloo Rgnl.   (ALO/KALO)   [Map]
        Website for Waterloo Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Southern Wisconsin Rgnl.   (ICAO: KJVL)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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Footnotes ...

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

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

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Viroqua. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Viroqua

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Viroqua. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.5583, Longitude: -90.8865     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Viroqua 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 Viroqua), 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 Viroqua.