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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Wisconsin Dells.

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Around Wisconsin Dells ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Madison. It is located about 42 miles [67 km] to the southeast of Wisconsin Dells. Madison has a population of 253,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Sun Prairie. It is located about 40 miles [64 km] to the southeast of Wisconsin Dells and has a population of 32,800 people.

For comparison, Wisconsin Dells has a population of 2,800 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 Wisconsin Dells and not the distance if you drove it.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Baraboo   [Map]   12,173   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
Beaver Dam   [Map]   16,476   E   47 miles [75.6 km]
Cottage Grove   [Map]   6,996   SE   47 miles [75.6 km]
DeForest   [Map]   9,690   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Fitchburg   [Map]   ---   S   47 miles [75.6 km]
McFarland   [Map]   8,320   SE   48 miles [77.2 km]
Middleton   [Map]   19,109   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
Monona   [Map]   8,179   SE   45 miles [72.4 km]
Mount Horeb   [Map]   7,462   S   42 miles [67.6 km]
Portage   [Map]   10,365   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
Reedsburg   [Map]   9,537   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Ripon   [Map]   7,764   E   48 miles [77.2 km]
Tomah   [Map]   9,405   NW   44 miles [70.8 km]
Verona   [Map]   12,969   S   45 miles [72.4 km]
Waunakee   [Map]   13,607   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Baraboo   [Map]   1,739   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
Dell Prairie   [Map]   1,546   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
Dellona   [Map]   1,633   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Delton   [Map]   2,414   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
Excelsior   [Map]   1,655   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Fairfield   [Map]   1,098   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Kildare   [Map]   682   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Lake Delton   [Map]   2,974   S   2 miles [3.2 km]
Lewiston   [Map]   1,222   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
Lyndon Station   [Map]   479   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Lyndon   [Map]   1,352   NW   5 miles [8 km]
New Haven   [Map]   636   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Newport   [Map]   588   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
Springville   [Map]   1,275   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
West Baraboo   [Map]   1,442   S   10 miles [16.1 km]

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

Columbia County ...

Wisconsin Dells is primarily located in Columbia County. A portion of Wisconsin Dells extends into Sauk County and Adams County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Columbia County: Adams, Dane, Dodge, Green Lake, Juneau, Marquette & Sauk.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Wisconsin Dells ...

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.

Big Spring   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast of Wisconsin Dells   [Map]
Dell Prairie (Historic)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Endeavor   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Lemonweir   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Moe Settlement (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Plainville   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Portage   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Reedsburg   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Rock Springs   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Wisconsin Dells Airport(ICAO: KDLL)   [Map]   DLL   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
Reedsburg Muni.   [Map]   C35   WSW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Portage Muni.   [Map]   C47   ESE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Sauk - Prairie Airport   [Map]   91C   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
Adams County Legion Fld.   [Map]   63C   N   23 miles [37 km]
New Lisbon Union Airport   [Map]   82C   NW   23 miles [37 km]
Three Castles Airpark   [Map]   4D1   W   23 miles [37 km]
Elroy Muni.   [Map]   60C   WNW   24 miles [38.6 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 Wisconsin Dells.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Wisconsin Dells. 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
Dane County Rgnl. (MSN/KMSN)   [Map]   MSN   SSE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Central Wisconsin Airport (CWA/KCWA)   [Map]   CWA   N   79 miles [127.1 km]
Rockford Intl. (RFD/KRFD)   [Map]   RFD   SSE   104 miles [167.4 km]
Gen. Mitchell Intl. (MKE/KMKE)   [Map]   MKE   ESE   105 miles [169 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Outagamie County Rgnl. (ATW/KATW)   [Map]   ATW   NE   75 miles [120.7 km]
La Crosse Muni.(LSE/KLSE)   [Map]   LSE   WNW   76 miles [122.3 km]
Southern Wisconsin Rgnl.(ICAO: KJVL)   [Map]   JVL   SSE   78 miles [125.5 km]
Dubuque Rgnl. (DBQ/KDBQ)   [Map]   DBQ   SSW   97 miles [156.1 km]
Austin Straubel Intl.(GRB/KGRB)   [Map]   GRB   NE   100 miles [160.9 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Wisconsin Dells Airport(ICAO: KDLL)   [Map]   DLL   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
Reedsburg Muni.   [Map]   C35   WSW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Portage Muni.   [Map]   C47   ESE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Sauk - Prairie Airport   [Map]   91C   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
Adams County Legion Fld.   [Map]   63C   N   23 miles [37 km]
New Lisbon Union Airport   [Map]   82C   NW   23 miles [37 km]
Three Castles Airpark   [Map]   4D1   W   23 miles [37 km]
Elroy Muni.   [Map]   60C   WNW   24 miles [38.6 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.

Dane County Rgnl.   (MSN/KMSN)   [Map]
        Website for Dane County Regional 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
 
Austin Straubel Intl.   (GRB/KGRB)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Wisconsin Dells Airport   (ICAO: KDLL)   [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
 
Tri-County Rgnl.   (ICAO: KLNR)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Wautoma Muni.   (ICAO: KY50)   [Map]
        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
 
Rochester Intl.   (RST/KRST)   [Map]
        Website for Rochester International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
O'Hare Intl.   (ORD/KORD)   [Map]
        Website for O'Hare International 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
 
La Crosse Muni.   (LSE/KLSE)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Southern Wisconsin Rgnl.   (ICAO: KJVL)   [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
 

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Columbia County: www.co.columbia.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 Wisconsin Dells.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wisconsin Dells. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.6276, Longitude: -89.7692     [Map].

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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 Wisconsin Dells), 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 Wisconsin Dells.