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Solar Eclipse 2024

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10 Main St, Makanda, IL 62958

The April 8, 2024 total solar eclipse will occur at 1:59 p.m. CST with a totality of more than 4 minutes.

On April 8, 2024 join our community in witnessing this astronomical wonder that will leave you with a jaw-dropping unforgettable experience. On a clear day, you will be able to see not only this marvel eclipse but also several planets in the middle of the day!

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Makanda Inn & Cottages


Sustainable Eco-Friendly Resort - Luxurious & Romantic.

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Cabins at Stone Creek


Cabins at Stone Creek are, fully furnished lodging available for rent. Weekend getaways, Wine Trail, or Southern Illinois Golf.

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Giant City Park Campground


From camping and horseback riding to fishing and rappelling, Giant City is an outdoor lover's paradise. Visitors can enjoy the many hiking trails.

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