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Best Places to Watch the Solar Eclipse in New Orleans

Although Louisiana is not in the path of the total solar eclipse of 2017, it will still be visible to those who take the time to turn their sights to the sky around 1:29pm.  When you live in a big city such as Baton Rouge or New Orleans, it can be hard to get a great view of the sky, so if you are planning on heading out to watch the eclipse you may want to consider driving a short distance to wide open spaces.  Here is a list of the best places to watch the eclipse from in and around New Orleans. Bayou Segnette State Park in Westwego, LA will definitely be a hot spot for the eclipse viewing.  With its country-like setting and quiet atmosphere it will be a great place to sit . . . Read more

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Where to Watch the Solar Eclipse in Georgia

If you happen to be near St. Joseph, Missouri on August 21st, then you are in luck because it is the best spot to watch the total solar eclipse. If you are in Georgia, however, there are many great spots to watch the solar eclipse, as listed below. For specific information about each of the parks and their solar eclipse celebration plans, please check here.   Tallulah Gorge State Park   Black Rock Mountain State Park   Vogel State Park   Richard B. Russell State Park   Elijah Clark State Park   Don Carter State Park   Smithgall Woods State Park   Fort King George State Historic Site   Fort . . . Read more

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Where to Watch the Solar Eclipse in Michigan

On August 21st, most of the United States will be in a prime position to watch the solar eclipse. If you happen to be in St. Joseph, Missouri that will be the best possible spot to watch the total solar eclipse. However, if you will be in Michigan, that’s okay too! There are many optimal spots to watch a partial eclipse, as listed below.   1. Robert T. Longway Planetarium - Flint The planetarium will host a livestream of the solar eclipse, plus check out the free safe solar telescope observations and a show about the solar eclipse.   2. Kent Distrtict LIbrary - East Grand Rapids Branch The library is offering free eclipse glasses as well as games and activities for everyone.   3. . . . Read more

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2017 Solar Eclipse: Best Places to Watch in Nashville

Everyone is preparing for the first solar eclipse to cross the United States in 38 years! On Monday, August 21st, the moon’s path will cross with the Sun creating a total solar eclipse for 13 states from Oregon to South Carolina.  Nashville, TN is the largest city in the path of the TOTAL eclipse and we’ve got a list of the best places to view it from. Rooftop Parties There will numerous rooftop parties throughout Nashville, including ones at Acme Feed and Seed, and the Westin Hotel.  All rooftop parties require tickets purchased ahead of time and are selling out fast if not already. Water Parties There’s no doubt the waterways will be jam packed with boats during . . . Read more

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Solar Eclipse and Where You Can See It

On August 21st, there will be a partial solar eclipse viewable around Canada. If you happen to be travelling through the United States, in some parts you will be able to see a total eclipse. There will be 74% coverage in Thunder Bay and it will last from 12:52 pm to 3:28 pm. A few locations where you can catch sight of the partial eclipse: Ontario Science Centre August 21, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. TELUSCAPE, outside the Main Entrance Free admission for outdoor activities Parking is $10 per vehicle (Member discounts apply) Eclipse begins: 1:10 p.m. | Eclipse maximum: 2:32 p.m. | Eclipse ends: 3:49 p.m. York University Admission is free for everyone. WHEN: August 21, 2017 at 1-4 pm WHERE: York University, . . . Read more

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Top Hiking Trails Around Houston

Fall is the perfect time of year to be outdoors enjoying the beautiful weather and fall colors.  It’s hard to believe but that will be happening before we know it!  One of the best activities to partake in outside is hiking.  It can be relaxing and invigorating all at the same time.  Depending on if you are an avid hiker who likes challenging trails, or a casual hiker that likes to take things easy, there are plenty of great hiking trails in the Houston area.  Take a look at these top local hiking spots. 1.The Anthills Trail at Terry Henshy Park- A top rated trail among hikers on Alltrails.com. This is a moderate, out and back trail that runs a total of 11.2 miles.  . . . Read more

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5 Awesome Things To Do in Carthage Missouri

Whether you are out for a day trip or are just passing through, Carthage has one of a kind sights to see! We’ve compiled a list of great activities just for you. 66 Drive in Theatre The theatre is open the first weekend of April and runs through mid-september. At this drive in theater kids ages 5 and under get in free, ages 6-12 is $4 and 13 or older is $8- but be aware that they only accept cash. Precious Moments Park This park includes a Precious Moments inspired chapel, showcasing Samuel Butcher’s (creator of Precious Moments) hand painted murals. There is the option for free guided tours, plus there is an extensive gift shop- the world’s largest Precious Moments gift shop. Kiddiland This . . . Read more

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Wyoming’s Arboretum’s

Botanical gardens and arboretums are great places to take a break from the road. You can get out of your camper, stretch your legs, have a snack and observe the beautiful nature that surrounds you. Whether you are driving through the area or you are out for a day trip, Wyoming’s beautiful nature is a must-see. We have compiled a list of the state’s arboretums and botanical gardens.   Cheyenne Botanic Gardens   Kendrick Arboretum and Birding Site   Newcastle Arboretum/Beaver Creek   Rock Springs Arboretum   . . . Read more

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