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.

Countdown to Pawnee County 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 City?

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!

Pawnee City Eclipse Events


 

Viewing Option #1: Pawnee City Golf Course

Located at 17th & D Street, Pawnee City, NE

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

 

Pawnee City View at Golf Course

Pawnee City View at Golf Course

Your $20 (per person) ticket includes:

  • Viewing space
  • Parking
  • Restrooms
  • Protective eyewear
  • Food vendors
  • Souvenir vendors
  • Karaoke
  • PA System




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 Events


 

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

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

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

Table Rock Pasture Viewing Site

 

Your $20 (per person) ticket includes:

  • Parking
  • Restrooms
  • Protective Eyewear

Light lunch available. Bring a chair or a blanket to sit on unless you can stand for hours.





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° Longitude 96° 08’28.44” W (From interactive map on ECLIPSE2017.org)

 

Your $20 (per person) ticket includes:

  • Parking
  • Restrooms
  • Protective Eyewear

Light lunch available. Bring a chair or a blanket to sit on unless you can stand for hours.





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 Events


 

Viewing Option #4: Steinauer In-town Location

Located in Steinauer at southwest corn of 2nd & Main Street, south of Heritage House, which is on the northwest corner of 618th Avenue and 2nd Street.

 

Steinauer East Viewing Site

Your $20 (per person) ticket includes:

  • Parking
  • Restrooms
  • Eyewear
  • Designated telescope areas

You can purchase lunch in the air-conditioned K of C Hall nearby (not included in the ticket price).





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: Steinauer Pasture

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

 

Steinauer North Viewing Site

Your $20 (per person) ticket includes:

  • Parking
  • Restrooms
  • Eyewear
  • Food Vendor

You can purchase lunch in the air-conditioned K of C Hall nearby.





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.


 

Digital Walking Tours – 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
  • Free

Steinauer Heritage House

Stargazing – 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 7 pm, John Johnson, Outreach Coordinator for the Omaha Astronomical Society, will talk about the night sky
  • Signs will indicate available free parking
  • Free

 

Steinauer Viewing Area #1

Pawnee County Dining

Pawnee City

Subway • 626 6th Street • 402-852-2120

Pawnee Cafe • 402-852-2002

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

Dubois

DuBois Bar and Grill • 211 Miner Street
Open Monday through Saturday.

Lewiston

Jeannie’s Place • 201 Miles Avenue • 402-865-4355
Open Monday through Saturday 8:30 am to 2 pm

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

Humboldt, NE

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

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

Dana Farms at Mayberry • 71775 614 Avenue •888-660-2706

 

RV and Camping

Burchard Lake

Three miles east and 1.25 miles north of Burchard
Tent camping only: 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 

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.

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