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The location of West Prairie









Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to West Prairie.

This page contains six sections:

Around West Prairie ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Rochester (MN). It is located about 48 miles [77 km] to the west of West Prairie. Rochester (MN) has a population of 116,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is La Crosse. It is located about 21 miles [33 km] to the southeast of West Prairie and has a population of 51,800 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   2017
Population
DirDistance
Goodview (MN)   [Map]   4,109   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
La Crescent (MN)   [Map]   5,028   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Lake City (MN)   [Map]   5,109   NW   45 miles [72.4 km]
Stewartville (MN)   [Map]   6,119   W   50 miles [80.5 km]
Winona (MN)   [Map]   26,928   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
Campbell   [Map]   4,362   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Holmen   [Map]   9,887   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Onalaska   [Map]   5,772   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Onalaska   [Map]   18,712   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Shelby   [Map]   4,898   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Sparta   [Map]   9,664   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
Tomah   [Map]   9,369   E   50 miles [80.5 km]
Viroqua   [Map]   4,448   SE   46 miles [74 km]
Washington   [Map]   7,519   N   47 miles [75.6 km]
West Salem   [Map]   5,026   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Homer (MN)   [Map]   ---   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
Minnesota City (MN)   [Map]   196   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Stockton (MN)   [Map]   731   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
Arcadia   [Map]   1,812   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
Buffalo   [Map]   695   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
Caledonia   [Map]   923   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
Cross   [Map]   371   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Dodge   [Map]   402   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
Fountain City   [Map]   861   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Gale   [Map]   1,707   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
Galesville   [Map]   1,577   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
Holland   [Map]   3,849   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
Trempealeau   [Map]   1,874   E   2 miles [3.2 km]
Trempealeau   [Map]   1,630   SE   5 miles [8 km]
Wrights Corners   [Map]   ---   E   2 miles [3.2 km]

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

Trempealeau County ...

West Prairie is located in Trempealeau County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Trempealeau County: Winona (MN), Buffalo, Eau Claire, Jackson & La Crosse.

Curious and Interesting Names Near West Prairie ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around West Prairie. 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 West Prairie. 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, attractions 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 West Prairie ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Winona Muni. (ONA/KONA)   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
La Crosse Muni. (LSE/KLSE)   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
Rushford Muni. (FAA ID: 55Y)   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
Houston Co. Airport (ICAO: KCHU)   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
Black River Falls Area Airport (FAA ID: BCK)   [Map]   ENE   35 miles [56.3 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 better fit our travel plans.<4> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and proximity to West Prairie.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from West Prairie. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Rochester Intl.  (RST/KRST)   [Map]   WSW   50 miles [80.5 km]
Minneapolis - St. Paul Intl.  (MSP/KMSP)   [Map]   NW   101 miles [162.5 km]
Central Wisconsin Airport  (CWA/KCWA)   [Map]   ENE   103 miles [165.8 km]
Dane County Rgnl.  (MSN/KMSN)   [Map]   ESE   126 miles [202.8 km]
Rockford Intl.  (RFD/KRFD)   [Map]   SE   177 miles [284.9 km]
Gen. Mitchell Intl.  (MKE/KMKE)   [Map]   ESE   196 miles [315.4 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
La Crosse Muni. (LSE/KLSE)   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
Mason City Muni. (MCW/KMCW)   [Map]   WSW   110 miles [177 km]
Waterloo Rgnl.  (ALO/KALO)   [Map]   SSW   113 miles [181.9 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Winona Muni. (ONA/KONA)   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
Rushford Muni. (FAA ID: 55Y)   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
Houston Co. Airport (ICAO: KCHU)   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
Black River Falls Area Airport (FAA ID: BCK)   [Map]   ENE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Sparta / Fort McCoy Airport (CMY/KCMY)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Durand Muni. (FAA ID: WI25)   [Map]   NW   41 miles [66 km]
Fillmore Co. Airport (ICAO: KFKA)   [Map]   SW   42 miles [67.6 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.

Rochester Intl.   (RST/KRST)   [Map]
  Website for Rochester International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Minneapolis - St. Paul Intl.   (MSP/KMSP)   [Map]
  Website for Minneapolis - Saint Paul International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Houston Co. Airport   (ICAO: KCHU)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Sparta / Fort McCoy Airport   (CMY/KCMY)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Fillmore Co. Airport   (ICAO: KFKA)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Decorah Muni.   (ICAO: KDEH)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Central Wisconsin Airport   (CWA/KCWA)   [Map]
  Website for Central Wisconsin Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Menomonie Muni.   (ICAO: KLUM)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Dane County Rgnl.   (MSN/KMSN)   [Map]
  Website for Dane County Regional Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Rockford Intl.   (RFD/KRFD)   [Map]
  Website for Rockford International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Gen. Mitchell Intl.   (MKE/KMKE)   [Map]
  Website for General Mitchell International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
La Crosse Muni.   (LSE/KLSE)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Mason City Muni.   (MCW/KMCW)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Waterloo Rgnl.   (ALO/KALO)   [Map]
  Website for Waterloo Regional Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Winona Muni.   (ONA/KONA)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Wisconsin

About Trempealeau County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Trempealeau County: www.tremplocounty.com/

The official website for State of Wisconsin: https://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 West Prairie.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in West Prairie. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.0641, Longitude: -91.5157     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for West Prairie 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>When we are planning a trip (for example, to West Prairie), 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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