The Great Eclipse Trip

posted Apr 22, 2017, 8:22 PM by NorthStarBMW Driving Tours Coordinator   [ updated Sep 6, 2017, 1:04 PM by NS Webmaster: Kenny ]

The Great Eclipse Trip

Experience this once in a lifetime event to view a total solar eclipse lasting 2 minutes and 37 seconds!  The closest viewing location for us is eastern Nebraska and the eclipse takes place on Monday, August 21 just after 1 p.m.  We’ll depart the Twin Cities on Saturday headed to western Iowa. There we’ll stay overnight in Sioux City along the Missouri River and the next day enjoy a drive through the Loess Hills National Scenic Byway ( Sunday night we’ll stay in Lincoln, Nebraska, a vibrant university town.  Monday morning we’ll head south to position ourselves directly beneath the solar eclipse path for maximum viewing time. It will be a trip you won’t soon forget.  Read more about the eclipse at

When:  Saturday, August 19 thru Tuesday, August 22 (could arrive back in the Twin Cities late Monday, August 21, if desired)

Where:  Departs from a South Metro location to be determined later

Various lodging options have been arranged for the trip.  After you book your general registration on MotorsportReg, you also need to make your hotel reservations.

Saturday Night (8/19) in Sioux City, Iowa

Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center

300 3rd Street

Sioux City, IA 51101

Sunday Night (8/20) in Lincoln, Nebraska

TownePlace Suites

7353 Husker Circle

Lincoln, NE 68504

10 rooms available - ask for NorthstarBMW block

Remember, be sure to register for the trip on MotorsportReg as well.  

Here's the link:

There is no cost to register, but we need to know how many people will attend for trip planning purposes.

If you have questions, contact Tom at

You won't want to miss it! Space is limited, so register today