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TourismOhio Launches New Feature For 2024 Solar Eclipse Trip Planning

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – With two months until the 2024 Total Solar Eclipse, TourismOhio today launched an all-new Total Solar Eclipse map to make planning for the event in Ohio even easier. 


“We are excited to welcome eclipse enthusiasts to our great state,” said Governor Mike DeWine. “In Ohio, there’s far more to see and do beyond watching the solar eclipse. There are countless activities and destinations to explore. We encourage travelers to come early and state late for a full Heart of it All experience.” 


The April 8 event will plunge parts of Ohio into total darkness for nearly 5 minutes as the moon passes between the sun and Earth. Several cities, including Dayton, Lima, Toledo, Findlay, Cleveland, and Akron, are in the path of totality. In total, 55 Ohio counties will experience at least a partial eclipse. 


“From state agencies to our local partners, there are many Ohioans working together to ensure that visitors and residents have a safe an enjoyable experience in the Heart of it All,” said Lydia Mihalik, director of the Department of Development, which over sees the TourismOhio office. “With all there is to experience in Ohio, you can create an unforgettable weekend filled with memories your family will be talking about for years to come.” 


The new interactive Total Solar Eclipse Map on Ohio.org helps visitors plan their trip to Ohio with places to watch the eclipse and an interactive list of viewing parties, festivals, and other events happening across the state. 


“We’re so excited for the eclipse and to welcome visitors to Perrysburg and Wood County,” said Christine Best, Executive Director of Visit Perrysburg. “TourismOhio has provided us a great opportunity to bring awareness to our exciting eclipse events, like the Total Eclipse of the Burg, as well as the great places to check out around Perrysburg to eat and shop.” 


The Total Solar Eclipse landing page also includes other ideas to create an out-of-this-world itinerary perfect for a long weekend—travelers can also go ‘to the moon and back’ along the Ohio Lunar Road Trip, or gaze up at the stars with the best spots in the state, and explore Ohio’s top-rated science museums with their families. 

Visitors are encouraged to share their Ohio total solar eclipse memories and adventures on social media with #OhioTheHeartofitAll and #Eclipse2024.   




Eclipse viewing at National Museum of the U.S. Air Force in Dayton


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