The Nebraska Sandhills deservedly earns its reputation as the #4 location in the United States to experience the 2017 total solar eclipse. In addition to all of the great cultural enrichment activities, fun adventures and comfortable lodging options, several formal festival viewing sites are being prepared.
Take in a rodeo performance, float down a scenic river in a tank, kick up your heels on the pavement at a small town street dance or tour a working ranch. These are just a few of the activities available during your visit here. Check out our website to find out more!
http://www.stapletonnebraskaeclipse2017.com/ will contain all of the information you need to make Stapleton your home base for your 2017 total solar eclipse experience – activities, lodging, eclipse information – it’s all there! Click here for a list of all of the Stapleton Eclipse activities.
Another small Nebraska Sandhills community, located directly on the centerline of totality is Tryon. Organizers there are busy planning the ultimate western adventure for you to enjoy during your eclipse experience. Be sure to follow their Facebook page for more information on the preparations.
Click on this link for a list of activities in Tryon during Eclipse Weekend: www.eclipse-events-in-tryon/
|Tryon, Nebraska Festival Viewing Site |
Tryon, NE, United States
|Augusta Winds Golf Course |
Augusta Winds Golf Course in Stapleton, Nebraska will be the site of an epic solar eclipse viewing experience. This wonderful setting in the Nebraska Sandhills boasts easy access to Highway 83 and great viewing vistas.
|Logan County Fairgrounds |
|Morgan-Birdwood Ranch |
For a truly unique experience, plan your 2017 total solar eclipse fun at the Morgan-Birdwood Ranch.
|Pal's Brewing Company |
Pal's Brewing Company
4520 S. Buffalo Bill Ave., North Platte, NE 69101
am - Moonmosas & Yoga with Yoga Instructor Nate Bockus
9am - Nebraskaland Bank Grill Beerunch
10am - Special Tapping of "Midnight in the Daylight Stout" Breakfast Stout
10am Boucehouse and Yard Games
11:30am - DJ Playing classic "Moon" songs of the world
12:54 Eclipse Totality Begins
12:56 Special Tapping of Pals "Solar Sun" Ale
12:56 DJ Playing classic "Sun" songs of the world
3pm Cornhole Tournament Begins
3:30pm Live Music Begins
5pm Nebraskaland Bank Grill BBQ
5pm Live Music Continues
Pals Brewing Company is located at 4520 S Buffalo Bill Ave, North Platte, NE 69101 and can be contacted at: (308) 221-6715
4520 South Buffalo Bill Avenue Nebraska, United States of America
|Solar Sip and See at Feather River Vineyards |
Feather River Vineyards
5700 SE State Farm Rd, North Platte, Nebraska 69101
Join us for lunch on the lawn at Feather River Vineyards and view the Nebraska Solar Eclipse.
Tasting room and lunch buffet opens at 11am. Wines available by the glass or bottle.
$12 includes pulled pork, chips, dessert and a glass of wine.
Free viewing glasses while supplies last.
Outdoor table seating may be limited so call to reserve a table.
Feather River Vineyards 5700 SE State Farm Road, 308-696-0078
North Platte Nebraska, United States of America
|Eclipse Party in Sutherland |
Sutherland Rodeo Arena
130 S. Maple St.
308-386-2468 ext 10
Please join Midwest Renewable Energy and Rescaype at the Sutherland Rodeo Arena from 10:30 AM and if the weather is less cooperative we will be in the adjacent Sutherland American Legion Hall where we also will serve lunch and refreshments.
Come by around 10:30 – 11:00. If you like bring your own cooler with your preferred beverage. We will have pulled pork, beans and chips with water and iced tea for $ 5.00 including your own safe solar eclipse viewing glasses. Kids under 12 are free.
All proceeds will be donated to Sutherland school from the lunch.
If there are clouds in the sky, we will have a big screen TV and follow the eclipse via the NASA channel. Do not miss this once every 50-60 years event. Please call Cindy at Midwest Renewable Energy, 308-386-2468 ext 10 or respond on Midwest Renewable Facebook page so that we will know how many we will be!
Bring kids, friends and let us share 2 minutes of total darkness! on August 21, 2017.
130 South Maple Street Nebraska, United States of America
|Scavenger Hunt at Buffalo Bill's Ranch |
Buffalo Bill Ranch
2921 Scouts Rest Ranch Rd, North Platte, Nebraska 69101
Total Solar Eclipse Scavenger Hunt at the Buffalo Bill Ranch State Historical Park. Find every item on the list and win prizes, plus experience more than a minute and a half of totality!
Prizes are handed out upon completion. Admission to the State Historical Park applies - $2 for adults, $1 for children under 13. Must have a state park permit on vehicle.
North Platte Nebraska, United States of America
|Field of Flags Viewing Site |
Field of Flags
36 Highway 83, Stapleton NE
25 miles north of North Platte, right on Highway 83. Approximately 2m 33s of totality. Lots of space available. $20 per vehicle.
|Stephen Benell |
26 Ave 90, Stapleton Nebraska
20 acres of prime eclipse viewing and camping located south of Stapleton, just off of Highway 83. Overnight camping and parking available for just $20 per vehicle. Panoramic view from the top of a high Sandhills bluff.
Water, showers and porta-potties available.
Contact Stephen Benell at (308) 520-4896
Address: 26 Ave 90, Stapleton Nebraska
Directions from Highway 83: 1/2 mile past mile marker 106 start downhill, turn left (West) at Red pivot. After approx one mile turn right (North) before windmill on Avenue 90. The home and pasture prepared for eclipse viewers is a half Mile North on left.
GPS: Latitude: 41.418711, Longitude: -100.558678