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2017 Solar Eclipse

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Welcome to the official page of the Great American Eclipse for the Madisonville – Hopkins County area. You will find all the information  needed to make your Solar Madness experience a great one!

Millions of Americans will see the sight of a lifetime on August 21, 2017 when a rare total solar eclipse sweeps the nation from Oregon to South Carolina. Day will turn to night  and the sky’s most beautiful spectacle, the Sun’s corona, will reveal itself in grandeur.

Visitors to this area will experience darkness in totality beginning at 1:24 pm from 2 minutes 31 seconds in Dawson Springs to 1 minute 47 seconds in Madisonville and points in between.

For more information about the total solar eclipse, please visit http://nationaleclipse.com

 

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News

Tourism to Host Eclipse Presentation Sept. 19

Is the 2017 Total Eclipse a big deal? You bet it is! Hopkins County Tourism will host a Hopkins County Chamber Hot Topic Luncheon about the eclipse on Monday, September 19, 12-1:30 pm at the Hopkins County Career and Technology Center, 1775 Patriot Dr. Join us for a fun and informative presentation by Ross Workman, […]

Events

Dawson Springs

Special cultural displays at the Dawson Springs Museum and Art Center and the Darby House Welcome Center reliving the former famous health resort of the upper south’s history

Live bands and celestial educational sessions will be provided at each main camping location, ON SITE, along with many vendors offering a wide variety of arts and crafts, eclipse specialties, and a wide variety of foods

Camping

Dawson Springs

320 affordable campsites - 50' x 50' with 20' turnaround

Sewage removal  and potable water available

$100 per night (two-night minimum) $50 each additional night includes event passes

Located off I69 Exit 92

Contact:  270-797-2781 or jdunbar@dawsonspringsky.com

 

Madisonville

Hopkins County Fairgrounds

605 East Arch Street, Madisonville

Located one mile off I69 Exit 114

Prime camping with electricity, water and dump station

Contact:  270-792-9011  or danabrown@ballardconventioncenter.com

 

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