Total Eclipse 2017

Total Solar Eclipse

150 years in the making

On August 21, 2017, at approximately 1:10 p.m. Central time, a total eclipse will sweep over the country, and Warrensburg, Missouri is in the path of totality. Which means anyone in the northern part of Warrensburg, Missouri will experience total darkness in the middle of the day. Mingle with your neighbors and those visiting the area for the first time to see this incredible moment in history. 

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE ECLIPSE

  1. This is the first Total Solar Eclipse in the continental USA since 1979; and the first one to cross the continent from ocean to ocean since 1918. It is the first total solar eclipse to be visible from ONLY the US since before 1776. For Missouri this is the first total solar eclipse since 1869, and for some areas of Missouri it is the first since 1442. 

    1. The path of totality runs from the pacific coast of Oregon to the Atlantic coast of South Carolina. There are 12 million people living on the path of totality; 88 million live within 200 miles! The entire population of the USA is no more than a long day’s drive from the path.
      

  2. In 1991, an eclipse was visible from Hawaii and Mexico. Mexico closed the border with the US to anyone without hotel reservations because they could not handle the volume of people.
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  4. There is a total solar eclipse approximately once a year somewhere on the planet, but the zones of visibility are often over water or over countries which are considered unsafe for travel by westerners.

  5. Eclipses are significant in history, culture, art as well as science. Scientists will not only be engaging in cutting edge science that cannot be achieved any other way, but they will be harnessing the power of the US population through citizen science.

Hotel Information

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Activities and Viewing Locations

Hang out with other eclipse viewers and make memories as you experience a historical moment! All activities will be held on Monday, Aug. 21 unless noted. 

Action Realty Co. 

618 N. Maguire, Warrensburg

Solar Eclipse Party, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Food and drinks provided. Limited number of eclipse glasses will be available. 


Buckeye Acres Produce LLC

91 NE 600, Warrensburg

Watch the Solar Eclipse on the farm! Bring your lunch, chairs or blankets, and approved solar eclipse glasses. No charge, but reservations are required. Reserve your spot by Friday, Aug. 18 by calling 517-214-0927.


Highway 13 North Antiques and Collectibles

486 NW Hwy. 13, Warrensburg

The Market will have their Mobile Market there selling ice cream and homemade pie. Solar eclipse glasses will be available for purchase. Bring a chair. 


Knob Noster State Park 

873 SE 10, Knob Noster

Various activities Aug. 19-21. Contact Daniel Brigman for more information at daniel.brigman@dnr.mo.gov or 660-563-2463.


Mules National Golf Club

5 Par Rd, Warrensburg

Eclipse Golf Tournament


Powell Gardens

1609 NW US Hwy. 50, Kingsville 

Solar Eclipse Watch Party. Garden regular admission applies. Picnic baskets and more available for purchase. Solar Eclipse glasses available for the first 100 guests. 


Royal Oaks Golf Course

985 SE 130th Rd, Knob Noster

Solar Eclipse Viewing Event, Aug. 21 at 1 p.m. Solar Viewing glasses provided to those attending. Customers with food purchases 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. are automatically entered to WIN a Celestron 127EQ Power Seeker Telescope with cell phone attachment. For more information contact them at 660-687-7929. 


Thrivent Financial 

Johnson County Christian Academy, 401 S. Walnut, Centerview 

For information, contact Jeremy VanWey at jeremy.vanwey@Thrivent.com. 


Tranquility Shop

128 N. Holden, Warrensburg

Metamorphosis Meditation on Aug. 17 to help you prepare for the influx of energy accompanying the upcoming solar eclipse by engaging in this guided meditation for release and renewal. Cost:$10, Registration strongly suggested-space limited. Call 660-362-0788.


Twister Sports 

240 NW 13 Hwy, Warrensburg

Premium watch location. No planned event. 


Arcadian Moon Winery 

19203 Old Hwy. 40, Higginsville

Live music, glasses, T-shirts and more. Sponsored by Arcadian Moon Winery and Daily Star Journal. First 500 to arrive are guaranteed glasses. Ticket purchase is required. 



Get In Touch



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Warrensburg, MO 64093

Phone. 660-262-4611


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