Illinois August 16, 2017
This Is The Best Place In America To View The 2017 Solar Eclipse
Southern Illinois is the place to be this August for
Solar Eclipse 2017. It has been almost 100 years since the last time one was visible from the United States, and you have the chance to be a part of this great moment in history.
Nothing goes better with a natural phenomenon than a hot meal and a cold drink. Keep scrolling to check out this year’s hot spot for the eclipse.
Mark your calendar for August 21, 2017 when parts of the U.S. will go completely dark - for just a few minutes. Trailing from Oregon to South Carolina, this eclipse will be best viewed from the town of Makanda.
to learn more about the solar eclipse in Illinois.
The best kept secret of the Shawnee National Forest is a little-known place called Eclipse Kitchen. It is also within the viewing zone of the 2024 eclipse (slated for August 8), so the name is fitting.
Since 2016, this incredible business has housed both a restaurant and small convenience store with minor essentials for visiting hikers and campers. You'll be greeted by a friendly staff and warm atmosphere.
If you have the time, stay for a bite to eat and get a good breakfast or lunch before you continue your day. The restaurant is open Tuesday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and weekends from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Menu items include classic American fare such as burgers, hot dogs, fried egg sandwiches, bagel sandwiches, biscuits and gravy, and french fries.
You'll get nothing less than hearty portions at affordable prices. It's the perfect way to start your day before a long walk through the enchanting Shawnee Forest.
If you've got a sweet tooth that just won't quit, you have to try one of the desserts such as parfaits, cake, and a la mode treats.
If you're searching for a place from which to view the 2017 solar eclipse, look no further than this restaurant. You can enjoy your meal outside as you watch the sun slowly disappear from the sky.
Eclipse Kitchen is located at
514 Makanda Road in Makanda, and you can get more information on its website or Facebook page.
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