Pawnee County Eclipse 2017

How Long Will It Last?

Burchard 2:35 ~ DuBois 2:35 ~ Lewiston 2:37 ~ Pawnee City 2:36 ~ Steinauer 2:37 ~ Table Rock 2:37

The closer you are to the blue line in the map below, the longer you’ll experience the effects of the eclipse.

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August 21, 2017

On August 21, 2017, Pawnee County will experience the first total solar eclipse to be fully visible in the continental U.S. in 38 years. We will have a front-row seat to this rare event, and we’re planning to celebrate! Each of our six communities will be able to view the direct effects of the eclipse for more than 2 minutes 30 seconds. Multiple viewing sites will be available and set up to maximize your experience of this rare celestial event.

Where’s Pawnee County?

We’re about an hour southeast of Lincoln, Nebraska, and an hour and a half south of Omaha. There are six communities in Pawnee County. The largest, Pawnee City, is the county seat. To the south is DuBois, with Steinauer and Table Rock to the north. Northwest of Pawnee City are Burchard and Lewiston.

Pawnee County StarFest

The first total eclipse in the continental USA in 38 years!

Plan Ahead – We have the Totality Package

  • Multiple centerline observation points
  • Visible for as long as 2 minutes 38 seconds
  • Darkest skies in Eastern Nebraska
  • See the Milky Way and meteor showers
  • Local attractions and entertainment

PROTECT YOUR EYES! Be sure to wear protective glasses during the eclipse. We will have them available!

VIEW: Channel 3 KMTV News Now Coverage on Pawnee City Eclipse Celebration (click to view)

Pawnee City Eclipse Viewing


 

Viewing Option #1: Pawnee City Golf Course

Located at 17th & D Street, Pawnee City, NE
Call Yvonne Dalluge at 402-852-3131 for more information.

Arrive at site by 10:00am for optimum viewing.

 

Pawnee City View at Golf Course

Pawnee City View at Golf Course

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Your $20 (per person) ticket includes:

  • Viewing space
  • Parking
  • Restrooms
  • Protective eyewear
  • Karaoke
  • PA System

Food and souvenir vendors available on site. Bring a chair or blanket for seating (unless you’re able to stand for long periods).




After you click the Buy Now button, you will need to specify the number of tickets you wish to buy (each person must present an individual ticket at the gate).

Note: Ticket purchases are nonrefundable and are valid only for the specified viewing location.

Table Rock Eclipse Viewing


 

Viewing Option #2: Table Rock Pasture A

71269 626 Ave, Table Rock, NE
Latitude 40° 9’17.50″N, Longitude 96° 5’14.91″W

Arrive at site by 10:00am for optimum viewing.

http://www.tablerockhistoricalsociety.com/eclipse-2017.html

http://www.tablerockhistoricalsociety.com/community-events.html

 

Table Rock Pasture Viewing Site

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Your $20 (per person) ticket includes:

  • Viewing Space
  • Parking
  • Restrooms
  • Protective Eyewear

Light lunch available. Bring a chair or blanket for seating (unless you’re able to stand for long periods).




After you click the Buy Now button, you will need to specify the number of tickets you wish to buy (each person must present an individual ticket at the gate).

Note: Ticket purchases are nonrefundable and are valid only for the specified viewing location.


 

Viewing Option #3: Table Rock Pasture B

Located at 62322 Highway 65, Table Rock, NE
Latitude 40° 09’42″N Longitude 96° 08’28.44” W (From interactive map on ECLIPSE2017.org)

Arrive at site by 10:00am for optimum viewing.

 

Table Rock Pasture B Viewing Site

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Your $20 (per person) ticket includes:

  • Viewing Space
  • Parking
  • Restrooms
  • Protective Eyewear

Light lunch available. Bring a chair or blanket for seating (unless you’re able to stand for long periods).




After you click the Buy Now button, you will need to specify the number of tickets you wish to buy (each person must present an individual ticket at the gate).

Note: Ticket purchases are nonrefundable and are valid only for the specified viewing location.

Steinauer Eclipse Viewing


 

Viewing Option #4: Steinauer 

Located in Steinauer at the southwest corner of 2nd & Main Street and south of Heritage House, which is on the northwest corner of 618th Avenue and 2nd Street.
Call Terry Wagner at 402-812-0388 for more information.

Arrive at site by 10:00am for optimum viewing.

 

Steinauer Viewing Area

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Your $20 (per person) ticket includes:

  • Viewing Space
  • Parking
  • Restrooms
  • Eyewear
  • Designated telescope areas

You can purchase lunch in the air-conditioned Knights of Columbus (K of C) Hall nearby (not included in the ticket price). Bring a chair or blanket for seating (unless you’re able to stand for long periods).




After you click the Buy Now button, you will need to specify the number of tickets you wish to buy (each person must present an individual ticket at the gate).

Note: Ticket purchases are nonrefundable and are valid only for the specified viewing location.


 

Viewing Option #5: Lewiston Pasture

Grassland area on northeast corner of Hwy 4 & 609 Ave (north of farmstead)
Located 40.25000° N & -96.40637° W

Arrive at site by 10:00am for optimum viewing.

 

Lewiston Viewing Pasture

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Your $20 (per person) ticket includes:

  • Viewing Space
  • Parking
  • Restrooms
  • Eyewear

Food vendor available on site. Bring a chair or blanket for seating (unless you’re able to stand for long periods).




After you click the Buy Now button, you will need to specify the number of tickets you wish to buy (each person must present an individual ticket at the gate).

Note: Ticket purchases are nonrefundable and are valid only for the specified viewing location.

EVENTS


 

Digital Walking Tours in Steinauer – Free

  • Location: Steinauer Community Heritage House
  • Dates: August 19 and 20 from 9 am to 5 pm and August 21, 9 am to 3 pm
  • Contact Person: Terry Wagner 402-812-0388
  • Brochures available at the museum
  • Signs will indicate available free parking

Steinauer Heritage House

Stargazing in Steinauer – Free

  • Location 1: Field just south of Steinauer Community Heritage House
  • Location 2: Green space just north of the Fire Hall
  • Date: August 19, 2017, from 5 pm to 11 pm
  • Set up your blankets and/or chairs by 8 pm. Sunset: 8:15:21 pm (no vehicles in viewing areas)
  • Street Lights will be off to ensure the best night sky viewing
  • Food available from 5 pm to 7 pm at Knights of Columbus Hall
  • At 8:00 pm, John Johnson, Outreach Coordinator for the Omaha Astronomical Society, will talk about the night sky
  • Signs will indicate available free parking

 

Breakfast Buffet in Steinauer 

  • Date: Sunday, August 20, 2017
  • Time: 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
  • Location: K of C Hall in Steinauer
  • Cost: $10 per person 5 & under free

 

Real Table Rock Ghost Stories 

Breakfast Half the Day Long in Table Rock

  • Location: Table Rock Fire House
  • Date: August 20, 2017, from 9 am to 1 pm
  • Serving: Biscuits, homemade sausage gravy, pancakes, and more
  • Fundraiser for Table Rock Community Club Fair Committee
  • More information: http://bit.ly/trbreakfast

 

Events at SchillingBridge Winery & Microbrewery 

Dana Farms at Mayberry

 

AMENITIES


 

Pawnee County Dining

Pawnee City

Blazin’ Bull 625 G Street 402-852-4044
http://bit.ly/blazinbull

Pawnee Cafe • 1021 F Street • 402-852-2002
http://bit.ly/pawneecafe

SchillingBridge & Winery • 62193 710 Road • 402-852-2400
schillingbridgewinery.com

Dubois

DuBois Bar and Grill • 211 Miner Street • 402-859-4445

Lewiston

Jeannie’s Place • 201 Miles Avenue • 402-865-4355

Steinauer

Willard’s • 206 Main Street • 402-869 -2240
http://bit.ly/willards

Pawnee County Lodging

Burchard, NE

Big Blue Ranch & LodgeBOOKED

Burchard Lodge • 505 Pawnee • 402-850-8227

Dubois, NE

Osage Outfitters • 62875 708 Road • 402-859-4401

Pawnee City, NE

My Blue HeavenBOOKED

Pawnee Inn • 1023 F Street • 402-852-2238

Steinauer, NE

Convent House Bed and Breakfast • 311 Hickory Street • 402-869-2230 – BOOKED

Dana Farms at Mayberry • 71775 614 Avenue •888-660-2706 www.cabins4fun.com

 

RV and Camping

Burchard Lake

Three miles east and 1.25 miles north of Burchard
Primitive and tent camping: no charge

DuBois RV Park

Two spots, both including sewer, water and elelectricity. Call 402-859-4754.

Iron Horse Lake

Located one-half mile north and two miles west of DuBois
Pad with electricity: $12 a night (leave check or cash in box)
Tent camping: no charge
Permit needed: $5 per day or $12 annual fee

Pawnderosa City Pond and Campsite Area

Located just outside Pawnee City
For reservations, stop at Pawnee City Hall or call 402-852-2781

Pawnee City Golf Course

Located at 17th and D Street, Pawnee City

Four (4) primitive camping spaces available

See the Gallery at the bottom of this page for photos.

 

Other Lodging 

Humboldt, NE

Gandy House Bed and Breakfast • 715 5th Street • 402-862-3278 – GandyHouse.com – BOOKED

Tecumseh, NE

Super 7 Inn • 402 N 12th

Seneca, KS

Settle Inn & Suites • 1615 N Street

Star Light Motel • 410 N Street

 Auburn, NE

Palmer House • 1918 J Street

Arbor Manor • 1617 Central Avenue

Brownville, NE

River Inn Resort • 72898 648 Avenue

Other Options

For additional options, visit Airbnb

The Pawnee City Municipal Airport is available for fly-ins. Call 402-335-0256 for information.

ECLIPSE EYEGLASSES

WARNING: Eye damage can occur if you look directly at the sun without special protective lenses.

If you purchase a viewing spot, Eclipse Protective Eyeglasses are included in the fee. For all others, eyeglasses are available for purchase at the Tourism Office at 624 G Street in Pawnee City for $1.00 per pair.

 

Eclipse Protective Eyeglasses