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Tourism officials preparing for as many as 15,000 visitors during solar eclipse | Rural Radio Network

Tourism officials preparing for as many as 15,000 visitors during solar eclipse

Tourism officials preparing for as many as 15,000 visitors during solar eclipse
KNEB

Local tourism officials are thinking 8-10,000 and maybe as many as 15, 000 people will be here August 21st to view the Solar eclipse.

Gering Convention and Visitors Bureau Director Karla Niedan-Streeks says lodging and camping numbers of up to 4,500 people and reasonable guesses on one day visitors are the basis for their projections.

Niedan-Streeks believes the area will see a lot of people from the front range who will determine Scottsbluff-Gering is the closest and best place to see the eclipse.  She also notes there will be a lot of international visitors here, as well as people from the science community and NASA  observing and conducting experiments.

Niedan-Streeks says there are plans to host 4,000 people at the Five Rocks Amphitheater, 3,000 at Landers Field and another 1,500 at the Legacy of the Plains Museum.

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