Information provided by the Eclipseville website
Western Kentucky State Fairgrounds
2810 Richard St., Hopkinsville, KY 42240
The Western Kentucky State Fairgrounds is located on 92 acres that will have designated viewing areas. The open air grandstand arena will be open for viewing of the 2017 Eclipse.
Viewing locations are $30 per space and visitors will receive 1 parking pass with each reservation. Check-in opens at 6 a.m. Monday, Aug. 21. Upon check-in, guests can set up chairs, blankets, telescopes and any other items they would like to use to view the Eclipse on a first-come, first-serve basis. This viewing area will be equipped with restroom facilities as well as on-site food vendors. Guests can bring coolers and food with them
Western Hills Golf Course
2160 Russellville Road, Hopkinsville, KY 42240
Contact Western Hills Golf Course to reserve your spot on their beautiful fairways to witness the 2017 Solar Eclipse. Guests will have access to indoor restroom facilities, on-site parking and concessions.
Casey Jones Distillery
2815 Witty Lane
Hopkinsville, KY 42240
We want you to have a great time, to keep your joy & sense of humor in all situations and be tolerant, helpful, have the experience of a lifetime and make great new friends. Casey Jones Distillery will try to have “stuff” available, but keep in mind we’ve never been to an eclipse either, much less had the biggest one in American history on our property.
The viewing sites are adjacent to Casey Jones Distillery in a rural location two miles from Hopkinsville city limits and within viewing of eclipse center line of totality and approximately 2 miles from points of longest duration and greatest eclipse.
Space rental is $20 on the day of the eclipse. Visit EventBrite for camping reservations at www.eventbrite.com/e/camping-rv-parking-for-solar-eclipse-32373562196
MB Roland Distillery
137 Barkers Mill Road
For those interested only in day passes for this unique, once-in-a-lifetime event, we’ll have the following available for purchase beginning July 1st (limited availability):
-$5/person for Eclipse-viewing day pass
(includes Eclipse-viewing glasses)
-$25/car parking day pass
(includes up to 5 admissions/glasses)
Public high schools and the Stadium of Champions
Schools out, but you can still view the 2017 Great American Eclipse at the point of greatest eclipse in one of the public high school parking lots for $30 per vehicle. Each school will be open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Aug. 21. The schools will offer each ticket holder an assigned viewing space. Spaces are sold by the vehicle-load so the number of visitors per vehicle does not impact price. When you choose to view the solar eclipse at a local, public school (parking lot), you will have access to air conditioned bathroom facilities, concessions (water, hamburgers, candy, etc.). Outside food and non-alcoholic beverages are permitted. Visitors may also set up canopy tents and chairs to mark their viewing space. Visitors are free to move around campus. We ask that visitors return to their assigned areas for eclipse viewing. This is a tobacco-free campus. CASH ONLY. All sales are final.
Available locations include:
- Christian County High School
- Hopkinsville High School
- Stadium of Champions (LaFayette Road entrance or the visitor’s side entrance on Eagle Way)
500 Novadell Way
Hopkinsville, KY 42240
Joey Allen at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Novadell viewing area, 500 Novadell Way, Hopkinsville, is the perfect location for viewing the eclipse. Sitting on a former golf course with no trees, the Novadell Steakhouse is 3 miles north of I-24, exit 86, on the four-lane Highway 41-A. You can drive up the black top cart path in your vehicle to the location you desire. Be sure to bring your lawn chair.
Restrooms are in the restaurant at the entrance to the viewing area and are available to the public. Refreshments will be available, including cold drinks, snacks, burgers and more on site. There is a full bar inside the restaurant, which will be open.
The cost for viewing is $10 per person, pre-paid no later than Aug. 18, or $15 per person (cash only) on the day of the eclipse. To reserve a spot, message the Facebook page, “Novadell Steakhouse,” leave your phone number, and a staff member will call back within 24 hours to get your pre-payment information. A receipt will be emailed.
Murray State University
The local Murray State campus will host passenger vehicles from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 21, at the Hopkinsville campus for the 2017 Solar Eclipse. For $50, visitors can purchase a paved parking lot space in the lot off of MSU Drive to the northwest of the Murray State Hopkinsville campus and east of the Breathitt Veterinary Center. Spaces are sold by the vehicle–load so the number of visitors per vehicle does not impact price. Only four-wheel passenger vehicles will be permitted. Campus facilities will not be open to the public; however, onsite portable toilets will be available for participants. Murray State’s campus offers easy access to the Pennyrile Parkway. Vehicles are strongly encouraged to enter from Fort Campbell Boulevard (41-A) to move to the parking location off of MSU Drive.