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Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Around Wisconsin Rapids ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Wausau. It is located about 40 miles [64 km] to the north of Wisconsin Rapids. Wausau has a population of 38,900 people.<1>

The next largest community is Stevens Point. It is located about 15 miles [24 km] to the northeast of Wisconsin Rapids and has a population of 26,400 people.

For comparison, Wisconsin Rapids has a population of 17,900 people.

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

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Farmington   [Map]   3,958   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
Grand Rapids   [Map]   7,427   E   2 miles [3.2 km]
Hull   [Map]   5,428   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Kronenwetter   [Map]   7,619   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
Marshfield   [Map]   18,467   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Mauston   [Map]   4,375   S   42 miles [67.6 km]
Mosinee   [Map]   4,012   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
Plover   [Map]   12,552   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
Rib Mountain   [Map]   6,931   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
Rothschild   [Map]   5,347   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
Saratoga   [Map]   4,976   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
Stockton   [Map]   2,955   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
Tomah   [Map]   9,405   SW   43 miles [69.2 km]
Waupaca   [Map]   5,946   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
Weston   [Map]   15,092   N   37 miles [59.5 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Biron   [Map]   792   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
Carson   [Map]   1,323   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
Cranmoor   [Map]   163   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
Grant   [Map]   1,948   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Hansen   [Map]   653   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Lake Wazeecha   [Map]   ---   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
Linwood   [Map]   1,138   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Nekoosa   [Map]   2,443   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Port Edwards   [Map]   1,355   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Port Edwards   [Map]   1,750   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
Rudolph   [Map]   992   N   5 miles [8 km]
Rudolph   [Map]   430   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
Seneca   [Map]   1,072   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Sigel   [Map]   1,021   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Vesper   [Map]   554   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]

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

Wood County ...

Wisconsin Rapids is located in Wood County and is the County Seat.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Wood County: Adams, Clark, Jackson, Juneau, Marathon & Portage.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Wisconsin Rapids ...

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.

Junction City   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the North of Wisconsin Rapids   [Map]
Milladore   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the North   [Map]
Park Ridge   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Plover   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the East   [Map]
Rocky Run   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Rudolph   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]
Sherry   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the North   [Map]
Stevens Point   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
South Wood Co. Airport(ICAO: KISW)   [Map]   ISW   SSW   2 miles [3.2 km]
South Wood Co. Airport   [Map]   ---   SSW   2 miles [3.2 km]
Stevens Pt. Muni.(ICAO: KSTE)   [Map]   STE   NE   17 miles [27.4 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 Rapids.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Wisconsin Rapids. 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
Central Wisconsin Airport (CWA/KCWA)   [Map]   CWA   NNE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Dane County Rgnl. (MSN/KMSN)   [Map]   MSN   SSE   89 miles [143.2 km]
Rochester Intl. (RST/KRST)   [Map]   RST   WSW   136 miles [218.9 km]
Gen. Mitchell Intl. (MKE/KMKE)   [Map]   MKE   SE   138 miles [222.1 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Outagamie County Rgnl. (ATW/KATW)   [Map]   ATW   E   64 miles [103 km]
La Crosse Muni.(LSE/KLSE)   [Map]   LSE   WSW   79 miles [127.1 km]
Austin Straubel Intl.(GRB/KGRB)   [Map]   GRB   E   83 miles [133.6 km]
Rhinelander Airport(RHI/KRHI)   [Map]   RHI   N   87 miles [140 km]
Eagle River Union Airport (EGV/KEGV)   [Map]   EGV   NNE   109 miles [175.4 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
South Wood Co. Airport(ICAO: KISW)   [Map]   ISW   SSW   2 miles [3.2 km]
South Wood Co. Airport   [Map]   ---   SSW   2 miles [3.2 km]
Stevens Pt. Muni.(ICAO: KSTE)   [Map]   STE   NE   17 miles [27.4 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.

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
 
Eagle River Union Airport   (EGV/KEGV)   [Map]
        Website for Eagle River Union Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
South Wood Co. Airport   (ICAO: KISW)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Stevens Pt. Muni.   (ICAO: KSTE)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Marshfield Muni.   (ICAO: KMFI)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Wautoma Muni.   (ICAO: KY50)   [Map]
        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
 
Wausau Muni.   (AUW/KAUW)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Waupaca Muni.   (ICAO: KPCZ)   [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
 
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
 
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
 
Austin Straubel Intl.   (GRB/KGRB)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Rhinelander Airport   (RHI/KRHI)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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Communities in Wisconsin

About Wood County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Wisconsin Rapids: www.wirapids.org/

The official website for Wood County: www.co.wood.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 Rapids.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wisconsin Rapids. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.3881, Longitude: -89.8172     [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 Rapids), 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 Rapids.