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Monday, April 8, 2024


Countdown to Totality

Why Hot Springs?

Be in the path of totality!

When the next solar eclipse takes place in 2024 — the path of totality will pass directly over Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas. This makes Hot Springs one of the most ideal places in the world to see the eclipse!

That leaves you plenty of time to prepare for the next amazing occurrence!  Book a campsite or choose from numerous hotels and rentals and plan your getaway at the perfect time to see totality happen. Save the date for Monday, April 8, 2024 – it will be totality worth it!

Where to Stay

Schedule of Events

Event schedule coming soon. 

On April 8, 2024, a total solar eclipse will occur in Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas. “The Spa City” is located about halfway between the centerline and the eastern edge of the eclipse path, resulting in very respectable totality durations for this historic resort town. Don’t worry about blinking and missing it since totality will last approximately 3 minutes and 37 seconds in downtown Hot Springs. 

Hot Springs National Park will be one of only two U.S national parks located in the path of totality for the eclipse. With miles of hiking and biking trails, a wide variety of restaurants, and endless exciting attractions, Hot Springs National Park will be a premier destination for the total solar eclipse on April 8, 2024, and for the whole family, too!




              Eclipse Times for Hot Springs, Arkansas

                       Start of Partial Eclipse —— 12:31:57 PM CDT

                       Start of Total Eclipse —— 1:49:29 PM CDT

                       Maximum Eclipse —— 1:51:17 PM CDT

                       End of Total Eclipse —— 1:53:05 PM CDT

                       End of Partial Eclipse —— 3:10:13 PM CDT

                       Duration of Totality —— 3 min, 37 sec



      Total Eclipse Details for Select Locations

          Location                                                    Totality Start                 Duration

          Mid-America Science Museum              1:49:20 PM CDT            3:44

          Hot Springs National Park                     1:49:27 PM CDT            3:41

          Northwoods Trails/Cedar Glades           1:49:27 PM CDT           3:41

          Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort             1:49:28 PM CDT           3:34

          Garvan Woodland Gardens                   1:49:30 PM CDT            3:24

          Hot Springs Mountain Tower                  1:49:30 PM CDT           3:37

          Magic Springs Theme Park                    1:49:40 PM CDT           3:30 

          Lake Catherine State Park                     1:49:51 PM CDT           3:05


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