The 19 Best Places to Catch the Great American Solar Eclipse

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Salem, Oregon
Kenji Sugahara5/19

Salem, Oregon

The moon's shadow will race its way across the entire state of Oregon in just 12 minutes, with Government Point, a cape jutting out into the Pacific, the first place in the U.S. to experience totality. Salem is Oregon’s largest city to fall within the path of totality starting at 10:17 a.m. and lasting all of a minute and 54 seconds.

Watch: Any spot in town will be good for the show, from the steps of the State Capitol to area vineyards, many of which are putting on events.

Stay: You can reserve a campsite at the Brooks Winery or Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm or snag a still-available room at the Hampton Inn & Suites Salem or Residence Inn by Marriott

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