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Introduction ...

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

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Around Wells ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is La Crosse. It is located about 24 miles [38 km] to the west of Wells. La Crosse has a population of 52,100 people.<1>

The next largest community is Winona (MN). It is located about 48 miles [77 km] to the west of Wells and has a population of 27,100 people.

For comparison, Wells has a population of 540 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 Wells and not the distance if you drove it.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Goodview (MN)   [Map]   4,099   W   50 miles [80.5 km]
La Crescent (MN)   [Map]   4,822   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
Campbell   [Map]   4,372   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
Holland   [Map]   3,851   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
Holmen   [Map]   9,628   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
Mauston   [Map]   4,375   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
Onalaska   [Map]   5,786   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
Onalaska   [Map]   18,697   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
Reedsburg   [Map]   9,537   SE   43 miles [69.2 km]
Richland Center   [Map]   5,017   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Shelby   [Map]   4,887   W   23 miles [37 km]
Sparta   [Map]   9,695   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Tomah   [Map]   9,405   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Viroqua   [Map]   4,395   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
West Salem   [Map]   4,967   W   17 miles [27.4 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Adrian   [Map]   779   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Angelo   [Map]   1,338   N   5 miles [8 km]
Bangor   [Map]   636   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
Cashton   [Map]   1,101   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
Jefferson   [Map]   867   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
Lafayette   [Map]   419   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
Leon   [Map]   1,125   W   5 miles [8 km]
Melvina   [Map]   104   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Norwalk   [Map]   634   E   5 miles [8 km]
Oil City   [Map]   ---   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Portland   [Map]   819   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Ridgeville   [Map]   502   E   5 miles [8 km]
Rockland   [Map]   631   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
Sheldon   [Map]   752   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Wilton   [Map]   503   E   10 miles [16.1 km]

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

Monroe County ...

Wells is located in Monroe County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Monroe County: Jackson, Juneau, La Crosse & Vernon.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Wells ...

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   -   18 miles [29 km] to the South of Wells   [Map]
Burns   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Cataract   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Coon Valley   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Farmers Valley   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Four Corners   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Kirby   -   18 miles [29 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Lees Crossing   -   18 miles [29 km] to the North   [Map]
Leon   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Oil City   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Rockland   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the West   [Map]
Tunnel City   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Valley   -   18 miles [29 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Sparta / Fort McCoy Airport(CMY/KCMY)   [Map]   CMY   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
Bloyer Fld.   [Map]   Y72   ENE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Viroqua Muni.   [Map]   Y51   SSW   21 miles [33.8 km]
La Crosse Muni.(LSE/KLSE)   [Map]   LSE   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
Elroy Muni.   [Map]   60C   ESE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Black River Falls Area Airport   [Map]   BCK   NNW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Three Castles Airpark   [Map]   4D1   ESE   28 miles [45.1 km]
New Lisbon Union Airport   [Map]   82C   E   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 Wells.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Wells. 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   NE   82 miles [132 km]
Dane County Rgnl. (MSN/KMSN)   [Map]   MSN   SE   85 miles [136.8 km]
Rochester Intl. (RST/KRST)   [Map]   RST   W   87 miles [140 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
La Crosse Muni.(LSE/KLSE)   [Map]   LSE   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
Dubuque Rgnl. (DBQ/KDBQ)   [Map]   DBQ   S   100 miles [160.9 km]
Outagamie County Rgnl. (ATW/KATW)   [Map]   ATW   ENE   113 miles [181.9 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Sparta / Fort McCoy Airport(CMY/KCMY)   [Map]   CMY   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
Bloyer Fld.   [Map]   Y72   ENE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Viroqua Muni.   [Map]   Y51   SSW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Elroy Muni.   [Map]   60C   ESE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Black River Falls Area Airport   [Map]   BCK   NNW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Three Castles Airpark   [Map]   4D1   ESE   28 miles [45.1 km]
New Lisbon Union Airport   [Map]   82C   E   29 miles [46.7 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
 
Houston Co. Airport   (ICAO: KCHU)   [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
 
Boscobel Airport   (ICAO: KOVS)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Winona Muni.   (ONA/KONA)   [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
 
Outagamie County Rgnl.   (ATW/KATW)   [Map]
        Website for Outagamie County Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Sparta / Fort McCoy Airport   (CMY/KCMY)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...



Visit our Community Index for Wisconsin

About Monroe County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Monroe County: www.co.monroe.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 Wells.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wells. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.8627, Longitude: -90.7357     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Wells 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 Wells), 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 Wells.