Planning to Chase the Great American Eclipse of 2024 in Missouri?

February 16, 2024

The eclipse will begin at approximately 1:54 pm central time, with St. Robert experiencing a deep partial eclipse with a magnitude of 97.6%, concluding around 3:12 pm. To see the projected eclipse experience in Pulaski, visit Eclipse 2024. Org

Why not plan a spring getaway to savor the sights, sounds, and flavors of Pulaski County during Eclipse 2024 on April 8? Make a weekend of the event by booking your stay at one of the many lodging options in the area, all offering reasonable rates in central Missouri.

A sample itinerary for your visit could involve rolling into town on Friday evening, allowing you to unwind and enjoy a leisurely dinner at one of the 120 restaurants in Pulaski County. Afterward, you might want to let loose and experience Pulaski’s nightlife scene, perhaps by relaxing at a cigar bar, enjoying live music, or indulging in cocktails at a local pub.

On Saturday, take a stroll and explore Pulaski's thrift stores, boutiques, and antique shops. Treat yourself to delicious sweets and recharge at our fabulous coffee shops. While you're at it, be sure to visit and tour the Old Stage Coach Stop Museum located on the square in Waynesville, take a stroll in the park, or bring your fishing gear and wet your line in the Roubidoux, you just may catch a trout! Fishing licenses required

Are you a Route 66 enthusiast? Learn more about Missouri’s Historic Route 66 with a historic driving tour that includes stops in Devils Elbow and Uranus, Missouri, offering unique photo opportunities along the way. And in the evening, you can showcase your smarticals at the Dixon Chamber of Commerce Trivia Night.

On Sunday, keep the good times going by enjoying an amazing brunch from a scenic overlook, or trying a delicious buffet and hearty breakfast dishes from a variety of Mom & Pop’s. Take a walk along the Roubidoux Creek and discover the Trail of Tears at the National Park Service Cherokee Encampment. Later, catch the newest film release at B & B Theater–which also includes the grand screen experience. Or, at 2:00 pm, head to VFW Post 3176 for a fun-filled afternoon of Bingo.

TIP:  As you dine around Pulaski, make sure to get a copy of the Taste of Pulaski County Restaurant Passport for delicious deals throughout the weekend!

Make sure you book your rooms early! If you are eager to witness the Eclipse in totality, you'll find that accommodations in communities hosting watch parties and festivals fill up quickly. But don’t worry! Pulaski County has over 3,500 room nights to choose from, all close enough to give you plenty of time to reach a viewing party.

Needing Eclipse Glasses? Solar Eclipse glasses are available at the Pulaski County Tourism Bureau & Visitor Center  while they last, supplies are limited 

Handy Links to the 2024 Eclipse Events:

Missouri State Parks Eclipse percentages and locations:



Distance from St. Robert

Approximate Drive Time from St. Robert

Buck Nelson Festival - Eclipse Festival

Mountain View, MO

92 Miles

1hr 45 mins

Missouri Eclipse Festival

Blackwell, MO

105 Miles

2 hours

Eclipse – West Plains

West Plains, MO

107 Miles

2 hours

Arcadia Valley Solar Eclipse

Arcadia Valley, MO

117 Miles

2.5 hours

Total Eclipse of the Bluff

Poplar Bluff, MO

167 Miles

3 hours

Solar Fest

Perry County, MO

170 Miles

3 hours

Bootheel Youth Museum

Malden, MO

199 Miles

3 hours 45 mins

Eclipse - VisitCape

Cape Girardeau, MO

201 Miles

3 hours 30 mins

Total Eclipse of the Park

Sikeston, MO

212 Miles

3 hours 40 minutes

Tips for Watching the Eclipse:

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