A lot of people have been asking about particular places to view the total solar eclipse listed in the travel guide I wrote. When I wrote this guide four months ago the information was accurate to the best of my knowledge from online resources, emails, and phone calls with each place listed.
But plans change. Details change. Some places that were free now require tickets. Other places have decided to close their doors that day. Business hours have changed. I am not privy to all this information, and even if I was I could not keep it all current, especially this close to the eclipse. My travel guide was just that: a guide to help get you started.
Please contact these businesses, state and national parks, and tourism officials to confirm details yourself. I have included website links, telephone numbers when possible, and contact information where available. And feel free to drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any other questions.
As I exited I-24 and drove around the building to the front I was certain I was in the wrong place. I got out of the car and gazed at this gorgeous two-story Antebellum era house and told myself again I must have been in the wrong place. But just as soon as I walked […]
I cautiously approached the top of the dam looking for signs warning me to turn around or not to enter, but I couldn’t find any. A few seconds later I was driving across the top of the Tennessee Valley Authority’s Kentucky Dam. At the other end I found a curving bridge descending to a parking […]
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A gentle breeze blows through the open air cars as the diesel-electric locomotive slowly made its way along the Kentucky & Tennessee Railroad. It’s slow going through the lush forest with views of a stream nearby. A little less than an hour after leaving the station in Stearns, Kentucky we arrive at our destination: the […]
I could hear the roaring waterfall from the parking lot. A short hike through the visitor center portico and there it was: Cumberland Falls. Also know as the “Niagara of the South” this 125-foot wide waterfall is an amazing site and I’ve spent a little bit of time getting the best views.