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Are you ready to witness the awe-inspiring spectacle of a solar eclipse? If you’re planning to experience this celestial event in Brown County, Indiana, then you’re in for a treat! But before you pack your bags and head out, there are a few essential details you’ll need to know to make the most of your eclipse experience.

Where to Park

Parking in Brown County will be available both for free and through paid options. To ensure a hassle-free experience, consider securing your parking spot in advance with ParkMobile. Whether you choose free parking or opt for a paid spot, planning will save you time and stress on the day of the eclipse.

Eclipse Glasses Distribution

Wondering where to get your hands on those crucial eclipse glasses? The Brown County Visitor Center will distribute glasses on the eclipse day and throughout the weekend leading up to April 8th, 2024, until supplies last. Make sure to grab a pair to safely view this rare astronomical event.

Viewing Locations

For the best viewing spots, check out our event calendar for recommended locations in Brown County. From scenic vistas to tranquil parks, there are plenty of places to catch a glimpse of the eclipse in all its glory.

Eclipse Weekend Activities

Looking for things to do in Brown County during the eclipse weekend? Our event calendar is packed with activities and events to suit every interest. Whether you’re into outdoor adventures, arts, and culture, or simply enjoying the local cuisine, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

What to Bring

To make the most of your eclipse experience, don’t forget to pack essentials such as sunscreen, water, snacks, comfortable clothing, and of course, your eclipse glasses. Check out our packing list for more tips on what to bring.

Traffic Expectations

With large crowds expected to flock to Brown County for the eclipse, it’s essential to plan for potential traffic delays. Expect significant congestion, particularly on the day of the eclipse, with a projected 10-hour standstill from Columbus to Bloomington, Indiana. To avoid getting caught in traffic, we recommend arriving several days before the event.

Arrival Time and Contact Information

To ensure a smooth and safe visit to Brown County, consider arriving early to beat the crowds and familiarize yourself with important contact information. In case of emergencies, dial 911. For non-emergency assistance, you can reach the Nashville Police Department at 812-988-0341 or the Brown County Sheriff’s Department at 812-988-6655 ext. 0. Additionally, the Community Organization Active Disaster hotline is available at (812)988-0001.

Remember, the 2024 solar eclipse is a once-in-a-lifetime event, and Brown County, Indiana is the perfect place to experience it. So, pack your bags, grab your eclipse glasses, and get ready for an unforgettable celestial adventure!