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Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Around Wheeler ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Woodbury (MN). It is located about 50 miles [80 km] to the west of Wheeler. Woodbury (MN) has a population of 69,800 people.<1>

The next largest community is Eau Claire. It is located about 25 miles [40 km] to the southeast of Wheeler and has a population of 68,600 people.

For comparison, Wheeler has a population of 340 people.

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

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Lake Elmo (MN)   [Map]   8,983   W   48 miles [77.2 km]
Red Wing (MN)   [Map]   16,412   SW   46 miles [74 km]
Stillwater (MN)   [Map]   19,368   W   44 miles [70.8 km]
Altoona   [Map]   7,680   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Chippewa Falls   [Map]   14,035   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
Hudson   [Map]   8,781   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
Hudson   [Map]   13,706   W   41 miles [66 km]
Lafayette   [Map]   5,935   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
Lake Hallie   [Map]   6,716   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Menomonie   [Map]   16,429   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
New Richmond   [Map]   8,966   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
Rice Lake   [Map]   8,338   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
River Falls   [Map]   15,510   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
Troy   [Map]   5,299   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Washington   [Map]   7,519   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Boyceville   [Map]   1,096   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Colfax   [Map]   1,221   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
Colfax   [Map]   1,144   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
Downing   [Map]   261   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
Grant   [Map]   396   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
Hay River   [Map]   580   NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
Knapp   [Map]   458   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Otter Creek   [Map]   517   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Sheridan   [Map]   466   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
Sherman   [Map]   874   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Stanton   [Map]   810   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Tainter Lake   [Map]   ---   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Tainter   [Map]   2,387   SE   5 miles [8 km]
Tiffany   [Map]   641   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
Wilson   [Map]   546   N   8 miles [12.9 km]

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

Dunn County ...

Wheeler is located in Dunn County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Dunn County: Barron, Chippewa, Eau Claire, Pepin, Pierce, Polk & Saint Croix.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Wheeler ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Boyceville Muni.   [Map]   3T3   W   5 miles [8 km]
Menomonie Muni.(ICAO: KLUM)   [Map]   LUM   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
Chetek Muni. Airport    [Map]   Y23   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Chippewa Valley Rgnl.(EAU/KEAU)   [Map]   EAU   ESE   23 miles [37 km]
Bloomer Muni.   [Map]   ---   ENE   23 miles [37 km]
Barron Muni.   [Map]   9Y7   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
Rice Lake Rgnl. (ICAO: KRPD)   [Map]   RPD   NNE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Amery Muni.   [Map]   AHH   NW   28 miles [45.1 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 Wheeler.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Wheeler. 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
Minneapolis - St. Paul Intl. (MSP/KMSP)   [Map]   MSP   W   65 miles [104.6 km]
Rochester Intl. (RST/KRST)   [Map]   RST   SSW   83 miles [133.6 km]
Central Wisconsin Airport (CWA/KCWA)   [Map]   CWA   E   111 miles [178.6 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
La Crosse Muni.(LSE/KLSE)   [Map]   LSE   SSE   86 miles [138.4 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Boyceville Muni.   [Map]   3T3   W   5 miles [8 km]
Menomonie Muni.(ICAO: KLUM)   [Map]   LUM   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
Chetek Muni. Airport    [Map]   Y23   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Chippewa Valley Rgnl.(EAU/KEAU)   [Map]   EAU   ESE   23 miles [37 km]
Bloomer Muni.   [Map]   ---   ENE   23 miles [37 km]
Barron Muni.   [Map]   9Y7   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
Rice Lake Rgnl. (ICAO: KRPD)   [Map]   RPD   NNE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Amery Muni.   [Map]   AHH   NW   28 miles [45.1 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.

Minneapolis - St. Paul Intl.   (MSP/KMSP)   [Map]
        Website for Minneapolis - Saint Paul International Airport
        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
 
Chippewa Valley Rgnl.   (EAU/KEAU)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Rice Lake Rgnl.   (ICAO: KRPD)   [Map]
        Website for Rice Lake Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
New Richmond Rgnl.   (ICAO: KRNH)   [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
 
Dane County Rgnl.   (MSN/KMSN)   [Map]
        Website for Dane County Regional 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
 
Menomonie Muni.   (ICAO: KLUM)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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About Dunn County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Dunn County: www.dunncountywi.govoffice2.com/

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 Wheeler.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wheeler. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.0436, Longitude: -91.9057     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Wheeler 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 Wheeler), 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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