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Eight places to view the eclipse around the Pikes Peak Region

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A total solar eclipse will pass over the continental United States on August 21, marking first time in a century that such an eclipse will be visible to a majority of the country.   The eclipse will pass slightly north of Colorado leaving sky watchers in the Centennial State with 90 visibility of the celestial phenomenon.  

The help locals and tourists alike to take in the historic event, the Colorado Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau is passing out free pairs of ISO international standard viewing glasses at their Visitors Center at 515 S. Cascade Avenue while supplies last.

Visit Colorado Springs has also created a list of great eclipse watching locations throughout the Pikes Peak Region.
They include:

  • Catamount Institute - Watch the partial eclipse take place over the course of three hours at the Catamount Institute's viewing party in Sondermann Park. Viewing glasses will be available and visitors will have the chance to craft an eclipse viewer.
  • Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum - Stop by this downtown museum during the eclipse for a drop-in craft and activity to learn more about the "Great American Eclipse."
  • Cheyenne Mountain State Park - Take a guided hike during the first half of the eclipse on Raccoon Ridge and Boulder Run trails. Hikes will end at the park's amphitheater where the maximum unobstructed coverage of the sun can be viewed. Eclipse glasses will be available at the park while supplies last.
  • 503W - Test space-themed trivia skills with dinner and a beverage at restaurant 503W after the eclipse.
  • Space Foundation Discovery Center - Join the Space Foundation Discovery Center's eclipse viewing party and enjoy half-price admission, telescopes for viewing and live feeds from different U.S. total solar eclipse locations. See the Space Foundation's top 10 eclipse viewing tips here.
  • Florissant Fossil Beds - Join park staff to celebrate the partial solar eclipse and learn how to safely view the eclipse by making pinhole cameras.
  • Penrose Library - The Penrose Library will offer safety glasses to view the eclipse and light snacks while supplies last.
  • Victor Lowell Thomas Museum - The Victor Lowell Thomas Museum will be offering eclipse-safe sunglasses to visitors who purchase admission to the museum, make a $10 gift shop purchase or become a museum member. Available while supplies last.

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