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RESOURCES, CAMPING, FAMILY FUN, & MORE!

The Whitewater Valley is SO excited to welcome visitors from all over the country to view the Solar Eclipse! Below you will find some helpful resources for camping, safety tips, fun activites, and more!

 

Partial phase will begin around 1:47pm - Totality: 3:08pm - 3:12pm - Phase end around 4:32pm

 

 

SAFETY TIPS:

*Do NOT look directly into the Sun during the Eclipse without proper Solar Eclipse Glasses. 

*Do NOT drive while wearing Solar Eclipse Glasses. Be sure you are parked and ready to view the Eclipse.

*Traffic may be heavier than usual before and after the Eclipse. Please be VERY careful on the roads. Watch for pedestrians and other travelers.

*Be prepared, have a tank full of gas in case of heavy traffic. 

*Have warm clothing with you, just in case. 

*Buy your groceries in advance, April 1-9 could be very busy. 

FOR A FULL LIST OF PUBLIC SAFETY TIPS CLICK HERE.

 

WHERE CAN I GET SOLAR ECLIPSE GLASSES?

Don't be left in the dark without your own pair of Official Solar Eclipse Viewing Glasses!

 

- 5701 National Road East, Richmond, $2.14 per pair.

- Kicks 96 will be out at VFW KIRK-LITTLE POST 1108, 213 S. 8TH STREET- Richmond, IN on April 5th giving out FREE glasses to the first 100 people who stop by.

- Kicks 96 will also be out at Hoppy's Bar in Winchester, IN on April 6th handing out FREE Eclipse Viewing Glasses to the first 100 people who stop by! 

 

BEST VIEWING LOCATIONS: 

LOCATION MAP BY RICHMOND SOLAR ECLIPSE

CLOSINGS

APRIL 8TH CLOSINGS: 

 

BANKS:

Wayne Bank Closed (Online banking & ATMs remain available 24/7.)

First Bank Richmond Closed

Perfect Circle Credit Union Closed

Natco Credit Union Closed

 

SCHOOLS:

Richmond Community Schools Closed

Centerville Abington and Western Wayne Schools Closed

Preble County Schools Closed

Hagerstown Schools Closed

Fayette County schools Closed
Indiana University East On-Campus/In-person class Cancelled

Ivy Tech Closed

Purdue Polytechnic Richmond - Remote classes

Seton Catholic Schools - ELearning Day

 

BUSINESSES:

Pup Cuts Grooming Closed

Greensfork Veterinary Closed. No boarding.

Sweet Blessings Closed

Bismark Donuts and Coffee CLOSED APRIL 9TH

Dublin Indiana Townhall Closed

Hagerstown Public Library Closed

Girls Inc. of Wayne County Closed 

Cycling & Fitness Warehouse Closed

Fountain Acres Foods Closed 

Preble County Board of Elections Closed

Paint the Towne Closed

Primex Plastics Closed

Liberty Tax Closed

The Excel Center Closed

New Horizons Rehabilitation (Connersville & Brookville) Closed

Affordable Auto Glass Closed

Farmers Insurance - Tara Piatt Agency Closed

Richmond Endodontics Closed

Open Arms Ministries Inc. Closed

Hello Kiddo in Winchester Closed

Tebbe Automotive Repair Closed

All Pest Exterminating Closed

VanVleet Insurance Agency Closing at 12p

Wayne County Area Chamber of Commerce Office Closed

Roseview & Paratransit Closed

Greens Fork Animal Hospital will be closed the 5th-10th, opening at noon. Will not offer boarding during the closure.

LifeSpring Church • North & LifeSpring Church • South Closed

Boston Bever Forrest Cross & Sickmann Attorneys Closed

Abstracts of Richmond, Inc. Closed

 

MEDICAL/HEALTH BUSINESSES:

Cambridge City Family Health Partners Closing at 12p

Richmond Cardiology Associates Closing at 12p

Well Care Community Health Closing 12p

Jeffery Gore DDS Closed

Runnels Chiropractic Closing at 1p

Drs Reis, Rofail & Kalra's Office Closed

 

Many Reid Health locations will be closed or have limited hours. See hours below. 


Reid Ortho Walk-in NOW: 8AM-11:30AM
Reid Health Urgent Care - Richmond: 8AM-8PM
Reid Health Urgent Care - Connersville: 8AM-8PM
Reid Ready Care Walk-in Clinic: 8AM-8PM