Plenty of wide, open spaces to view the Total Eclipse!

See the 2017 Great American Eclipse in Bowling Green, KY!

2017 Eclipse Map


The southern portions of Bowling Green and Warren County are in the PATH OF TOTALITY!! Visitors from Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan and Ohio will need to travel at least this far down I-65 to witness the total solar eclipse on Monday, August 21, 2017. Make plans now to be in the Home of Corvette for this natural phenomenon.

This page will be the one-stop resource for visitors to learn about all the ways Bowling Green is gearing up for total darkness! Links to available hotels, public viewing sites, special events and other happenings will continue to be added as we get geared for totality!

Our friends at Western Kentucky University are busy planning viewing sites for visiting educational groups. More information is available at WKU.edu/Eclipse.

Please check back regularly for more information!

In the meantime, gather with locals for a variety of scientific conversations at monthly Science Cafe meetings. Held the last Monday of the month at 5:30pm at 6.4.3 Sports Bar and Grill. Visit http://skyscifest.com/sciencecafe/ for more information.

Solar Eclipse Events in Bowling Green

American Eclipse book discussion

Thursday, June 22 at the Public Library- Bob Kirby Branch, 6 p.m.

Journalist, author, and broadcaster David Baron will speak at the Bob Kirby Branch on Thursday, June 22 at 6:00 p.m. Baron will discuss his book American Eclipse: A Nation's Epic Race to Catch the Shadow of the Moon and Win the Glory of the World. Get your free digital ticket by registering online here.

Ballpark Blackout

Monday, August 21 at the Bowling Green Ballpark, game starts 10:35 a.m.

Head to the ballpark where you will be able to see the solar eclipse during the game! The Hot Rods and West Michigan Whitecaps will wear specialty jerseys that will be available to bid on with proceeds benefiting Norton Children's Hospital. Free eclipse glasses to the first 2,000 fans.

Solar Express at the Railpark

Monday, August 21 at the Historic Railpark & Train Museum

The L&N Depot and Museum will host a once in a lifetime viewing opportunity of the Solar Eclipse.  Activities, viewing and much more to be announced!  This event is open to the public and will require an advance ticket purchase.

More events, activities and celebrations will be added as details are finalized including viewing sites like Chaney's Dairy Barn, Buchanon Park, Phil Moore Park and more!


Other Events

National Council of Corvette Clubs Annual Convention 

August 21-25, Sloan Convention Center

Eclipse chasers in the southern Kentucky area may notice they're sharing the road with lots of Corvettes before and after the eclipse! They're heading to BG for a large gathering of Corvette owners that week and visitors can even get in on the action by spectating at Beech Bend Raceway on Tuesday and NCM Motorsports Park on Wednesday-Thursday.