Welcome!

Welcome to the home of the “point of greatest eclipse” for the 2017 Solar Eclipse – Hopkinsville, Kentucky.  Friends around our western Kentucky region refer to us as Hoptown, and you’re invited to as well.   We’re already planning for your visit; our southern hospitality will make you and your group welcome, and your Solar Eclipse experience memorable.  So, whether you are a bonified eclipse chaser, or just looking for the best place to experience Mother Nature’s rare eclipse show, we invite you to be with us in Hoptown.  Our community’s big enough to provide everything you’ll need and want for the 2017 Eclipse weekend experience.  And, we’re small enough to make sure you feel at home.  Browse around our site.  You’ll see we’re planning a big Friday-Sunday Eclipse celebration before the sun disappears – for two minutes and forty seconds – at 1:24:41 pm on Monday, August 21, 2017.

Solar Eclipse Hopkinsville 2017

We will supply you with details as we make plans for 2017.
Solar Eclipse Hopkinsville 2017
Solar Eclipse Hopkinsville 2017December 4th, 2016 at 9:18pm
We are ready for our close-up! Thanks to American Paper Optics, LLC for featuring our beautiful eclipse glasses in their recent promo! There will be no shortage of safe viewing options in #Eclipseville as many businesses are customizing glasses for their patrons. Check out the featured pair they created for Heritage Bank! Stay tuned for more updates on where to purchase your very own eclipse glasses!
Tory Malmer
Tory MalmerDecember 4th, 2016 at 9:18pm
We made reservations 5 years in advance at Best Western. This year they 'upgraded the computer,' 'lost' our $80 reservations, and tried to get $499. We even had our reservation numbers. Corporate could not help. We might have it settled now, for $199. I'll believe it when I get there and they honor the reservation. I'm originally from Ky., (gone 30 years) but I'm horrified by the lack of honesty, grace and hospitality. All we've encountered is greedy, grasping, short-sighted people. I'm not even looking forward to it anymore.
Solar Eclipse Hopkinsville 2017
Solar Eclipse Hopkinsville 2017December 4th, 2016 at 9:18pm
We can't wait for our Solar Eclipse guests to check out the incredible attractions in Christian County! Here is just a sampling of some unique places to add to your itinerary while you are in #Eclipseville!
Solar Eclipse Hopkinsville 2017
Hopkinsville Convention and Visitor's Bureau
Check out this new video about Christian County!
Solar Eclipse Hopkinsville 2017
Solar Eclipse Hopkinsville 2017December 4th, 2016 at 9:18pm
We are SO(LAR) thankful to be the point of greatest Eclipse in just 270 days! Happy Thanksgiving, astronomy friends!
Solar Eclipse Hopkinsville 2017
Solar Eclipse Hopkinsville 2017December 4th, 2016 at 9:18pm
We are anticipating heavy traffic at the Hopkinsville-Christian County Airport on Eclipse weekend! With that in mind, we made a visit to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet's Department of Aviation on Tuesday in Frankfort, to ensure we can accommodate as many of our guests as possible by air. Are you planning to fly or drive to Hoptown on August 21, 2017?

Eclipse 2017 on Twitter


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