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Arkansas State Parks and Hot Springs Await Eclipse Enthusiasts!

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Mark your calendar for the April 8th, 2024 Eclipse in Arkansas

New York, NY –News Direct– YourUpdateTV

Mark your calendars for April 8th, when the Great American Eclipse graces the skies. And the ultimate eclipse getaway, within the path of totality, is Arkansas, where a host of outdoor recreational activities await before, during, and after the event.

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Mark your calendar for the April 8th, 2024 Eclipse in Arkansas

Whether you crave the vibrant energy of a lively crowd or yearn for the serenity of wide-open spaces, Arkansas offers it all.

The path of totality will stretch over 100 miles across The Natural State, extending from the southwest to the northeast. In some locations, lucky observers will experience more than four minutes of total darkness.

53 of Arkansas’ 75 counties will fall within the path of totality, including major cities such as Little Rock, Hot Springs, Texarkana, Conway, and Jonesboro.

Nearly two-thirds of Arkansas will be in total darkness beginning at 1:45 pm CST. The closer you are to the center of the line of totality, the longer the time of darkness. Arkansas offers eclipse visitors a vast choice of locations to experience this solar event. Hang out with thousands of other gazers or find a secluded spot to enjoy the eclipse alone. The Natural State has a variety of areas and landscapes from which to choose that are free from light pollution and other obstructions.

Whether you want to be on water, in an urban setting, away from crowds, or at a park or museum, Arkansas boasts an abundance of great locations for your eclipse adventure.

The Buffalo National River in north central Arkansas was named by Outside Magazine as one of the best places to view the eclipse because of its Dark Skies designation. But no matter where you go in Arkansas within the path, you’ll be able to see the eclipse and be received with genuine southern hospitality.

In Hot Springs there are many events for visitors including a 4-day music event with various pieces of art on display, the Mid-America Science Museum will host an eclipse event to help educate children about the eclipse.

In Russellville, located an hour north of Little Rock, you can ride in a hot air balloon, enjoy blues music and eat some good barbecue at the Blues, Balloons and Barbecue Festival. NASA will also make an eclipse presentation at that event and will make Arkansas Tech University at Russellville its base for observing the eclipse.

Visitors are invited to also take advantage of the many outdoor recreational opportunities in Arkansas, many of which are located within Arkansas State Parks. Whether you like hiking, mountain biking, climbing, or fishing, you will find plenty to do in The Natural State that will make your visit one to remember.

To learn more visit: Arkansas.com/eclipse

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