Pawnee County preparing for eclipse visitors

Posted at 6:37 PM, Jun 22, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-22 19:38:49-04

It's a rare show expected to bring thousands of visitors to Nebraska this summer. Parts of the state mostly south and west of the metro will be the best to watch the solar eclipse on August 21st.

It's expected to move over central and southeast Nebraska including Pawnee City.

The eclipse is only suppose to last 2 minutes and 37 seconds.

There’s plots of land across Pawnee County for $20 a person that gets you a parking spot, eclipse glasses water and certain areas, free entertainment but the experience will be priceless.

Yvonne Dalluge owns a bed and breakfast in Pawnee City and she only has two rooms available, they’ve been booked for over a year when the eclipse will be coming into town.

She’s helping organize events around the county, placing orders for busses and the eclipse shades to protect eyes when you’re gazing into the sun.

“Then we're going to have the Czech band here, and then they are going to entertain over here,” said Dalluge, “There's 3 ball fields here so there's plenty of room and we'll have food vendors here and we'll have the Amish here with fried pies  and homemade ice cream.”


Another hotspot for visitors to go is just north of Pawnee City in the town of Steinauer managed by Terry Wagner.

“Probably one of the smaller sites but at the same time we offer some unique advantages

we have a designated telescope area we are 650 feet from the totality line so we are very close,” said Wagner.

She excited about being a part of this event and taking around 200 reservations, first come first serve.

“I make sure that each visitor has a decent comfort experience, that everything is taken care of for them,” said Wagner.

This will be an experience that Wagner and others living in Pawnee County will forever remember.

‘I'm really looking forward to that experience because it is a once in a lifetime experience,” said Wagner.

To book a reservation go to