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Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Around West Salem ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is La Crosse. It lies just southwest of West Salem. La Crosse has a population of 51,800 people.<1>

The next largest community is Winona (MN). It is located about 31 miles [49 km] to the west of West Salem and has a population of 26,900 people.

For comparison, West Salem has a population of 5,000 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 from West Salem and not the distance if you drove it.<2>

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Waukon (IA)   [Map]   3,697   SW   47 miles [75.6 km]
Goodview (MN)   [Map]   4,109   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
La Crescent (MN)   [Map]   5,028   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Saint Charles (MN)   [Map]   3,757   W   48 miles [77.2 km]
Black River Falls   [Map]   3,503   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
Campbell   [Map]   4,362   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
Holland   [Map]   3,849   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Holmen   [Map]   9,887   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Mauston   [Map]   4,394   E   50 miles [80.5 km]
Onalaska   [Map]   5,772   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
Onalaska   [Map]   18,712   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Shelby   [Map]   4,898   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Sparta   [Map]   9,664   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
Tomah   [Map]   9,369   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
Viroqua   [Map]   4,448   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Bangor   [Map]   641   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Bangor   [Map]   1,471   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
Barre   [Map]   1,293   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
Brice Prairie   [Map]   ---   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Burns   [Map]   965   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Farmington   [Map]   2,152   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
French Island   [Map]   ---   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
Greenfield   [Map]   2,154   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
Hamilton   [Map]   2,531   NW   Less than 2 miles
Leon   [Map]   1,128   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
Medary   [Map]   1,497   SW   5 miles [8 km]
Rockland   [Map]   647   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
Saint Joseph   [Map]   ---   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
Shelby   [Map]   ---   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Washington   [Map]   583   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]

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

La Crosse County ...

West Salem is located in La Crosse County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of La Crosse County: Houston (MN), Winona (MN), Jackson, Monroe, Trempealeau & Vernon.

Curious and Interesting Names Near West Salem ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
La Crosse Muni.(LSE/KLSE)   [Map]   LSE   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
Sparta / Fort McCoy Airport(CMY/KCMY)   [Map]   CMY   ENE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Viroqua Muni.   [Map]   Y51   SSE   23 miles [37 km]
Black River Falls Area Airport   [Map]   BCK   NNE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Houston Co. Airport(ICAO: KCHU)   [Map]   CHU   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Bloyer Fld.   [Map]   Y72   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
Winona Muni.(ONA/KONA)   [Map]   ONA   WNW   33 miles [53.1 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 Salem.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from West Salem. 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   W   70 miles [112.7 km]
Central Wisconsin Airport (CWA/KCWA)   [Map]   CWA   NE   92 miles [148.1 km]
Dane County Rgnl. (MSN/KMSN)   [Map]   MSN   ESE   101 miles [162.5 km]
Minneapolis - St. Paul Intl. (MSP/KMSP)   [Map]   MSP   NW   125 miles [201.2 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
La Crosse Muni.(LSE/KLSE)   [Map]   LSE   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
Dubuque Rgnl. (DBQ/KDBQ)   [Map]   DBQ   S   105 miles [169 km]
Waterloo Rgnl. (ALO/KALO)   [Map]   ALO   SW   113 miles [181.9 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Sparta / Fort McCoy Airport(CMY/KCMY)   [Map]   CMY   ENE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Viroqua Muni.   [Map]   Y51   SSE   23 miles [37 km]
Black River Falls Area Airport   [Map]   BCK   NNE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Houston Co. Airport(ICAO: KCHU)   [Map]   CHU   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Bloyer Fld.   [Map]   Y72   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
Winona Muni.(ONA/KONA)   [Map]   ONA   WNW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Rushford Muni.   [Map]   55Y   W   37 miles [59.5 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
 
Central Wisconsin Airport   (CWA/KCWA)   [Map]
        Website for Central Wisconsin Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Houston Co. Airport   (ICAO: KCHU)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Winona Muni.   (ONA/KONA)   [Map]
        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
 
Decorah Muni.   (ICAO: KDEH)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Boscobel Airport   (ICAO: KOVS)   [Map]
        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
 
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
 
Sparta / Fort McCoy Airport   (CMY/KCMY)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...



Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Wisconsin

About La Crosse County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for West Salem: www.westsalemwi.com/

The official website for La Crosse County: www.co.la-crosse.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 West Salem.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in West Salem. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.8986, Longitude: -91.0818     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for West Salem 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 Salem), 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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