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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

What is a Solar Eclipse?

Total solar eclipse: A total solar eclipse is visible from a small area on Earth. The people who see the total eclipse are in the center of the Moon’s shadow when it hits Earth. The sky becomes very dark, as if it were night. For a total eclipse to occur, the Sun, Moon and Earth must be in a direct line.” —

Schedule of Events

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!


Check out some totality awesome events happening!

April 4 | Bridge St. LIVE! Eclipse Edition, Bridge St. LIVE! Entertainment District
April 4-8 | Eclipse @ The Lavender Farm
April 5 | Total Solar Eclipse Sound Bath, The Yoga Place
April 5 & 6 | Eclipse Weekend Kick Off with Sol Def Band & Lady Rock, Vapors Live
April 5-8 | Total Solar Eclipse Weekend, Mid-America Museum
April 5-8 | Atlas Obscura’s Ecliptic Festival, Cedar Glades Park
April 5-9 | I Blacked Out at The Waters
April 6 & 7 | Hot Springs National Park 2024 Total Solar Eclipse Fest
April 6-8 | 2024 Ron Coleman Mining Eclipse Festival
April 8 | Oaklawn Total Eclipse 2024
April 8 | Eclipse 2024 at Garvan Woodland Gardens
April 8 | Eclipse Viewing at the Garland County Library
April 8 | Elks Lodge “Total Solar Eclipse Watch Party”

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              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


Commemorative poster sets will be available for purchase at Downtown Hot Springs Retailers at the following businesses:

The Waters Hotel, 340 Central Avenue
Domino’s Pizza, 2110 Higdon Ferry Road
Hot Springs Hemp Company, 238 Central Avenue
Hot Springs Souvenirs, 334 Central Avenue
Wrapped Gift Boutique, 404 Central Avenue |
The Local Art Entity, 118 Arbor Street |
Escape Hot Springs, 622 Malvern Avenue
Rocket Fizz, 718 Central Avenue
Mid-America Museum, 500 Mid America Boulevard
Desoto Rocks & Gifts, 626 Central Avenue
C & J Market and Gifts, 240 Central Avenue
Fat Bottomed Girl’s Cupcake Shoppe, 502 Central Avenue
Mountain Valley, 150 Central Avenue
Bathhouse Soapery, 366 Central Avenue
Whittington Gallery, 307 Whittington Avenue
Ambrosia Bakery, 307 Broadway Street
Quality Pawn, 314 Albert Pike Road
Will’s Cinnamon Shop, 1001 Central Avenue
Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce, 659 Ouachita Avenue
Lamar Bathhouse, 515 Central Avenue
Black Ribbon Books, 239 Central Avenue
Red Light Roastery, 1003 Park Avenue
SQZBX, 236 Ouachita Avenue

Contact Us

The Visit Hot Springs Visitor’s Services team is here to answer any questions, or please be sure to visit our website to learn more about all things Hot Springs, Arkansas!

(501) 321-2277

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City of Hot Springs Eclipse Preparedness Tips
You may use this document as a guide for things to consider as we approach the week of the Great American Eclipse 2024.