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.
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