Casper hotels close to sold out for Wyoming 2017 eclipse

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Posted: Nov 14, 2016 11:09 AM

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — People hoping to stay in Casper for next year's Wyoming Eclipse Festival may be out of luck as hotel rooms are essentially sold out.

KTWO-TV reports (http://bit.ly/2f984L8 ) that Casper lies directly in the optimal viewing path for the total solar eclipse on Aug. 21, 2017. Hundreds of visitors are expected.

Wyoming Eclipse Festival Executive Director Anna Wilcox says one hotel isn't taking bookings until January, but otherwise all hotels in Casper claim to be full for Aug. 21, 2017. She says some of the rooms have booked for as high as $750 per night.

Wilcox says there are still camping options for people looking to visit Casper for the eclipse, and many people are renting their homes through companies like Airbnb.

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Information from: KTWO-TV, http://www.k2tv.com/