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Notes on places to stay in the eclipse path as of 6/19/2017

Hotels:

Note: Many small towns are unaware of this event. Don’t assume everything is booked, but at the same time book soon for best prices. Sooner or later they will figure it out! The searches here were done with hotels.com just for consistency.
Keep in mind that some hotels have taken their rooms away from Hotels.com. You might have to call motels to make reservations rather than online.

hotels booked

Clarksville will have some designated viewing areas. Clarksville itself is sold out. Look to nearby towns (Ashland City, for example).

Springfield sits very near the center of the path…and is now booked. Look south to White House and Goodlettsville.

White House is also very near the center of the eclipse path and is now booked.

Portland is sold out.

Red Boiling Springs has a few bed and breakfasts inns. Contact these directly.

Gallatin is sold out.

Hendersonville is sold out.

Goodlettsville has no hotels left on Hotels.com. A couple of new motels will finish by summer, so there may be other chances. Goodlettsville has 2m30s of totality, not a bad place to be at all. Moss Wright Park will be a wonderful place to observe from, the football and soccer fields with lots of wide open space.

Lebanon: 92% on hotels.com. Check with the hotels directly for actual availability.

Mt. Juliet is fully booked. Call hotels for actual availability.

Carthage is booked at hotels.com.

Nashville encompasses the entire county. While there will be a bit of duplication (the list includes Franklin and Lebanon), there are still a number of hotel rooms, some at reasonable prices. As a whole, Hotel.com thinks Nashville is 73% booked. Properties keep getting added. The Nashville Convention and Visitors group is offering packages for the eclipse: see Music City Eclipse package.

Murfreesboro on the edge…some properties on the interstate may be out of the path.

Cookeville (2m 32s) along I-40 has rooms at 7 hotels. 80% booked. TTU does not start until 8/28.

Crossville (2m 31s) along I-40 has rooms at 5 hotels, with 5 in Monterey and Harriman,one in Rockwood. 50% booked.

Sparta lies nearly in the center, and is booked

McMinnville has two motels, one of which has only 4 rooms left 33%

Livingston (1m 32s) has a few rooms left


Campgrounds: A good resource is http://www.campintennessee.com/campgrounds.php








 






Resources: 

NASA
-2017 website
-Solar eclipses
-Javascipt explorer
Maps
-Great American Eclipse
-Searchable interactive map
Eclipse websites
-Eclipse2017.org
-Great American Eclipse
-National Eclipse
-Eclipse Wise
-American Eclipse USA
Accomodations
-North of path
-Near Center
-South of path
Education Resources
-NASA visualizations
-NSTA Solar Science
-National Solar Observatory
-Exploratorium
-Stanford Solar Center
-Queensland lesson plans
Eclipse FAQ
-Just the faqs
-Rice University FAQ
Safe observing
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-Direct
-Photography
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