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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 La Crosse. It is located about 27 miles [43 km] to the northwest of West Prairie. La Crosse has a population of 51,800 people.<1>

The next largest community is Onalaska. It is located about 30 miles [48 km] to the north of West Prairie and has a population of 18,700 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from West Prairie and not the distance if driven.<2>

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Decorah (IA)   [Map]   7,701   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Waukon (IA)   [Map]   3,697   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
La Crescent (MN)   [Map]   5,028   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Campbell   [Map]   4,362   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Holland   [Map]   3,849   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Holmen   [Map]   9,887   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
Lancaster   [Map]   3,736   S   45 miles [72.4 km]
Onalaska   [Map]   5,772   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
Prairie du Chien   [Map]   5,653   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
Richland Center   [Map]   4,998   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
Shelby   [Map]   4,898   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
Sparta   [Map]   9,664   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
Tomah   [Map]   9,369   NE   44 miles [70.8 km]
Viroqua   [Map]   4,448   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
West Salem   [Map]   5,026   N   29 miles [46.7 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Lansing (IA)   [Map]   941   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
New Albin (IA)   [Map]   510   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
De Soto   [Map]   283   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
Ferryville   [Map]   175   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
Franklin   [Map]   1,174   E   5 miles [8 km]
Freeman   [Map]   699   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Genoa   [Map]   797   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Genoa   [Map]   263   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Harmony   [Map]   941   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Jefferson   [Map]   1,205   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
Mount Sterling   [Map]   200   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Sterling   [Map]   634   NW   Less than 2 miles
Utica   [Map]   659   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Viroqua   [Map]   1,834   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Wheatland   [Map]   578   W   6 miles [9.7 km]

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

Vernon County ...

West Prairie is located in Vernon County.

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 West Prairie ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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 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 West Prairie ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Viroqua Muni.   [Map]   Y51   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Waukon Muni.   [Map]   Y01   WSW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Houston Co. Airport(ICAO: KCHU)   [Map]   CHU   WNW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Boscobel Airport(ICAO: KOVS)   [Map]   OVS   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
La Crosse Muni.(LSE/KLSE)   [Map]   LSE   NNW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Prairie Du Chien Muni.(ICAO: KPDC)   [Map]   PDC   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
Monona Muni.   [Map]   7C3   SSW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Sparta / Fort McCoy Airport(CMY/KCMY)   [Map]   CMY   NNE   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 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)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Rochester Intl. (RST/KRST)   [Map]   RST   WNW   79 miles [127.1 km]
Dane County Rgnl. (MSN/KMSN)   [Map]   MSN   ESE   87 miles [140 km]
Central Wisconsin Airport (CWA/KCWA)   [Map]   CWA   NE   112 miles [180.2 km]
Rockford Intl. (RFD/KRFD)   [Map]   RFD   SE   131 miles [210.8 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
La Crosse Muni.(LSE/KLSE)   [Map]   LSE   NNW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Dubuque Rgnl. (DBQ/KDBQ)   [Map]   DBQ   SSE   75 miles [120.7 km]
Waterloo Rgnl. (ALO/KALO)   [Map]   ALO   SW   93 miles [149.7 km]
The Eastern Iowa Airport (CID/KCID)   [Map]   CID   SSW   114 miles [183.5 km]
Southern Wisconsin Rgnl.(ICAO: KJVL)   [Map]   JVL   ESE   115 miles [185.1 km]
Mason City Muni.(MCW/KMCW)   [Map]   MCW   W   117 miles [188.3 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Viroqua Muni.   [Map]   Y51   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Waukon Muni.   [Map]   Y01   WSW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Houston Co. Airport(ICAO: KCHU)   [Map]   CHU   WNW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Boscobel Airport(ICAO: KOVS)   [Map]   OVS   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Prairie Du Chien Muni.(ICAO: KPDC)   [Map]   PDC   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
Monona Muni.   [Map]   7C3   SSW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Sparta / Fort McCoy Airport(CMY/KCMY)   [Map]   CMY   NNE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Decorah Muni.(ICAO: KDEH)   [Map]   DEH   WSW   38 miles [61.2 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       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Dane County Rgnl.   (MSN/KMSN)   [Map]
        Website for Dane County Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Southern Wisconsin Rgnl.   (ICAO: KJVL)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Mason City Muni.   (MCW/KMCW)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Houston Co. Airport   (ICAO: KCHU)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Boscobel Airport   (ICAO: KOVS)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Prairie Du Chien Muni.   (ICAO: KPDC)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Sparta / Fort McCoy Airport   (CMY/KCMY)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Decorah Muni.   (ICAO: KDEH)   [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
 
The Eastern Iowa Airport   (CID/KCID)   [Map]
        Website for The Eastern Iowa Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...



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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 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 West Prairie.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance from West Prairie. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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 that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.4666, Longitude: -91.0226     [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>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 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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