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The location of Wausau

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Around Wausau ...

Wausau is the largest city within a 50 mile [80 km] radius.

The next largest community is Stevens Point. It is located about 30 miles [48 km] to the south of Wausau and has a population of 26,400 people.<1>

For comparison, Wausau has a population of 38,900 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 starting from Wausau and not the distance if driven.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Antigo   [Map]   7,864   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Grand Rapids   [Map]   7,427   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Hull   [Map]   5,428   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
Kronenwetter   [Map]   7,619   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
Marshfield   [Map]   18,467   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Menominee   [Map]   4,533   E   46 miles [74 km]
Merrill   [Map]   9,225   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
Plover   [Map]   12,552   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
Rhinelander   [Map]   7,589   N   48 miles [77.2 km]
Rib Mountain   [Map]   6,931   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Rothschild   [Map]   5,347   S   5 miles [8 km]
Saratoga   [Map]   4,976   S   46 miles [74 km]
Waupaca   [Map]   5,946   SE   50 miles [80.5 km]
Weston   [Map]   15,092   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Wisconsin Rapids   [Map]   17,887   S   40 miles [64.4 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Berlin   [Map]   934   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Brokaw   [Map]   251   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
Easton   [Map]   1,132   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
Evergreen   [Map]   ---   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
Maine   [Map]   2,355   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
Marathon City   [Map]   1,507   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
Marathon   [Map]   1,109   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Mosinee   [Map]   2,171   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Rib Mountain   [Map]   ---   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
Ringle   [Map]   1,753   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Schofield   [Map]   2,189   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
Stettin   [Map]   2,540   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Texas   [Map]   1,608   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Wausau   [Map]   2,248   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
Weston   [Map]   669   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]

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

Marathon County ...

Wausau is located in Marathon County and is the County Seat.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Marathon County: Clark, Langlade, Lincoln, Portage, Shawano, Taylor, Waupaca & Wood.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Wausau ...

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.

Evergreen   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South of Wausau   [Map]
Granite Heights   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Kelly   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Little Chicago   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Marathon City   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the West   [Map]
Nutterville   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Pine River   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Rib Falls   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Rib Mountain   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Sunset   -   7 miles [11.3 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 Wausau.

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Wausau Muni.(AUW/KAUW)   [Map]   AUW   SSE   2 miles [3.2 km]
Central Wisconsin Airport (CWA/KCWA)   [Map]   CWA   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
Merrill Muni.(ICAO: KRRL)   [Map]   RRL   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
Stevens Pt. Muni.(ICAO: KSTE)   [Map]   STE   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
Langlade Co. Airport(ICAO: KAIG)   [Map]   AIG   ENE   29 miles [46.7 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 Wausau.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Wausau. 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   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
Dane County Rgnl. (MSN/KMSN)   [Map]   MSN   S   126 miles [202.8 km]
Rochester Intl. (RST/KRST)   [Map]   RST   WSW   158 miles [254.3 km]
Gen. Mitchell Intl. (MKE/KMKE)   [Map]   MKE   SSE   163 miles [262.3 km]
Minneapolis - St. Paul Intl. (MSP/KMSP)   [Map]   MSP   W   174 miles [280 km]
Rockford Intl. (RFD/KRFD)   [Map]   RFD   S   192 miles [309 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Rhinelander Airport(RHI/KRHI)   [Map]   RHI   N   47 miles [75.6 km]
Eagle River Union Airport (EGV/KEGV)   [Map]   EGV   NNE   69 miles [111 km]
Outagamie County Rgnl. (ATW/KATW)   [Map]   ATW   SE   73 miles [117.5 km]
Austin Straubel Intl.(GRB/KGRB)   [Map]   GRB   ESE   81 miles [130.4 km]
Ford Airport (ICAO: KIMT)   [Map]   IMT   NE   94 miles [151.3 km]
Iron Co. Airport    [Map]   50D   NE   98 miles [157.7 km]
La Crosse Muni.(LSE/KLSE)   [Map]   LSE   SW   109 miles [175.4 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Wausau Muni.(AUW/KAUW)   [Map]   AUW   SSE   2 miles [3.2 km]
Merrill Muni.(ICAO: KRRL)   [Map]   RRL   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
Stevens Pt. Muni.(ICAO: KSTE)   [Map]   STE   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
Langlade Co. Airport(ICAO: KAIG)   [Map]   AIG   ENE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Taylor Co. Airport(ICAO: KMDZ)   [Map]   MDZ   WNW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Marshfield Muni.(ICAO: KMFI)   [Map]   MFI   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Tomahawk Rgnl. (ICAO: KTKV)   [Map]   TKV   NNW   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.

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
 
Ford Airport   (ICAO: KIMT)   [Map]
        Website for Ford Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
La Crosse Muni.   (LSE/KLSE)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Wausau Muni.   (AUW/KAUW)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Merrill Muni.   (ICAO: KRRL)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Stevens Pt. Muni.   (ICAO: KSTE)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Langlade Co. Airport   (ICAO: KAIG)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Taylor Co. Airport   (ICAO: KMDZ)   [Map]
        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
 
Tomahawk Rgnl.   (ICAO: KTKV)   [Map]
        Website for Tomahawk Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
South Wood Co. Airport   (ICAO: KISW)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Waupaca Muni.   (ICAO: KPCZ)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Shawano Muni.   (ICAO: KEZS)   [Map]
        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
 
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
 
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
 

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Wausau: www.ci.wausau.wi.us/

The official website for Marathon County: www.co.marathon.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 Wausau.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wausau. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.9616, Longitude: -89.6446     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Wausau 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 Wausau), 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 Wausau.