Get the Best View of the Eclipse in Nearby St. Joseph!


With all the buzz about the Great American Eclipse August 21, you want to make sure to snag the best view possible. It’s in nearby St. Joseph, MO, and Best Western Seville Plaza has you covered with comfortable, affordable guest room. St. Joseph is directly on the centerline of the eclipse pathway, offering the longest view of the event in the entire country. A viewing party at the Rosencrans Memorial Airport featuring expert speakers, solar telescopes, and surprises throughout the night guarantee to make this the party of a lifetime.

St. Joseph is less than 60 miles from KCMO, less than one mile north of the city. However, you’ll want to book your guest room soon. The popularity of viewing parties is incredible, and you don’t want to miss out on one of the most incredible events of the century. The total eclipse is slated to last two minute and forty seconds, but only a few places in the U.S. offer maximal viewing times.

What to Know

This is the first total solar eclipse viewable in the U.S. in 38 years. However, the last event in 1979 was barely viewable due to weather. Total solar eclipses occur when the sun, moon and earth align. The moon will cast a shadow on earth. They only occur during New Moons. Every eclipse varies in length, but August’s is a relatively long event.

No matter where you are in the U.S., you’ll be able to see part of the August total solar eclipse. However, St. Joseph is a prime place for the longest and clearest (weather allowing) areas. The center line crosses through just ten U.S. states, and if you’re lucky enough to be in Missouri you don’t want to miss out on this premium viewing opportunity.