Waunakee Has a Great Location

Within an 8-hour drive, Waunakee business can reach a population of nearly 73 million people, including all the major metropolitan markets in the Midwest:

  • Chicago - 156 Miles
  • Detroit - 441 Miles
  • Columbus - 512 Miles
  • Minneapolis-St. Paul - 271 Miles
  • Cleveland - 506 Miles
  • St. Louis - 368 Miles
  • Indianapolis - 339 Miles
  • Milwaukee - 85 Miles

(Source: Stats America)

Waunakee Has Great Transportation Access

Highways: Waunakee is just east of I-90/94. I-90 runs east-west and connects Boston with Seattle and intersecting  11 other interstate highways along the way. I-94 is also an east-west route running from Port Huron, Michigan to Billings, Montana and intersects nine other interstates.

Rail: Businesses in Waunakee are served by the Wisconsin & Southern Railroad, which connects with four Class I railroads within Wisconsin: BNSF Railway, Canadian National Railway, Canadian Pacific Railway, and Union Pacific Railroad. WSOR also operates four transload facilities in the state, including one in nearby Madison. In addition, WSOR serves the Mississippi River port of Prairie du Chien.


  • Dane County Regional Airport, just 10 minutes from Waunakee, is served by American, Delta and United and features direct flights to 19 major cities, including international airports nationwide. In Spring 2020, Sun Country Airlines will offer direct service to 9 additional cities.
  • Waunakee Airport is a privately-owned general aviation airport 1-mile (1.6 km) south of the Village Center.
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