A total solar eclipse is quite a rare occurrence... and YOU get to experience one right here in Butler County!
Butler County is in the path of totality for the solar eclipse happening on Monday, April 8, 2024. This means that the moon is going to totally obscure the sun for around two minutes, and we have the inside scoop on the best places to view this spectacular event! The next time Ohio will experience a total solar eclipse after this will be in the year 2099, so if you want to see this once-in-a-lifetime phenomenon, read on...
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1. Governor Bebb MetroPark
1979 Bebb Park Lane | Okeana, OH
With plenty of space and secluded in nature, this park will be a wonderful spot to view the total solar eclipse! The Governor Bebb Preserve features 264 acres of forests, wildlife, nature trails, a historical pioneer village, and much more!
2. Keehner Park
7211 Barret Road | West Chester, OH
With 123 acres of natural beauty, Keehner Park contains a log cabin, outdoor amphitheater, hiking trails, picnic shelters, playgrounds and more! This park has an abundance of open space which will make for the perfect viewing spot for the 2024 eclipse!
3. Harbin Park
1300 Hunter Road | Fairfield, OH
Harbin Park is a fantastic viewing spot for the eclipse as it has tons of wide open space. This park in Fairfield is 161 acres and features a huge sledding hill, hiking trails, picnic shelters, ponds, playgrounds and much more, all suitable to make your viewing experience the best it can be.
4. Gilmore MetroPark
7950 Gilmore Road | Hamilton, OH
For a unique total eclipse experience, visit Gilmore MetroPark, featuring one of the most vast wetland ecosystems in the country! This park has viewing decks and observation towers popular among bird watchers that may make viewing the eclipse an experience unlike any other.
5. Dudley Memorial Park
5700 Yankee Road | Liberty Township, OH
Dudley Memorial Park makes for a beautiful viewing spot for the 2024 total solar eclipse with natural, bridged, and mulched hiking trails, a playground area, picnic areas, and gorgeous ponds. Enjoy the scenery and nature while taking in the eclipse!
6. Elk Creek MetroPark
5580 Elk Creek Road | Middletown, OH
Elk Creek MetroPark makes for a wonderful place to view the eclipse as it features open lawn areas, a beautiful creek, and views of the wooded hills surrounding. Head to this park on April 8, 2024 for an unforgettable experience!
7. Monroe Community Park
500 South Main Street | Monroe, OH
Check out Monroe Community Park for a great solar eclipse experience! This park has 55 acres of gorgeous land, a historic log cabin, shelters, playgrounds and much more.
8. Hueston Woods State Park
6301 Lodge Road | Oxford, OH
Located in Oxford, Ohio this is a breathtaking state park with plenty of open space to marvel at the eclipse. Hueston Woods features a beautiful lake, campground, hiking, and so much more.
9. Chrisholm MetroPark Historic Farmstead
2070 Woodsdale Road | Trenton, OH
A true hidden gem, this historic farmstead is the perfect viewing spot for the eclipse! It boasts a historic house and bank barn, a farm-themed nature playscape, and plenty of land to enjoy.
10. Green Heron MetroPark
2161 New London Road | Ross Township, OH
Photo Credit : MetroParks of Butler County
Tucked away in Ross Township is Green Heron MetroPark, a 46-acre park with a mile long trail that runs along Indian Creek. Spend your time viewing the total solar eclipse in this gorgeous area and making lifelong memories!
Looking for other places to stay here in Butler County to witness this astronomical experience? Find a list of our hotels here!
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