Tourists flock to Little Rock ahead of 2024 total solar eclipse

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Thousands of tourists headed to Little Rock ahead of tomorrow’s total solar eclipse and are sharing their excitement ahead of the big day.

LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas — We are now less than 24 hours away from the total solar eclipse that will occur on April 8, 2024.

Arkansas is one of several states in the path of totality for the eclipse, and this weekend you’ve probably noticed a lot of people excited to experience a once-in-a-lifetime event.

“We’re from Washington DC and I have an office here in Little Rock, so I thought I’d come see my friends, get some work done and see the eclipse,” said one visitor.

However, for some, Monday afternoon’s eclipse won’t be the first time they’ve experienced such an incredible solar phenomenon.

“We’re very excited. I haven’t seen any. [since] In 2017 I was three years old and I can’t wait,” said a young visitor.

A Little Rock native explained how the upcoming eclipse has been a big eye-opener for people from different backgrounds who will come together for a common interest.

“This is a good example of our community coming together collectively for something happy. We’ve had such horrible things over the last few years, so this is a way for people to come and not talk about politics, you’re not talking about death.” . or the coronavirus, you’re just having a party,” she described.

For most visitors here in the Natural State, this is their first time in Arkansas. Many have said they plan to make another trip to visit soon.

“It’s been really good, we have Italian ice cream and we plan to come back and visit again,” one visitor explained.

For more information about the April 8, 2024, eclipse, visit

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