There is a  lot of buzz across the state of Indiana about the upcoming solar eclipse. People are expected to flock to the state to witness the event. If you own some land, you could even host them on your property, and make a little money.

Path of Totality April 8, 2024

The path of totality will span a 100-mile wide stretch through multiple states, including Indiana. According to Inside Indiana Business, the upcoming total solar eclipse will mean big business for the state.

The 100-mile-wide path of totality—the zone within which observers will see the moon totally obscure the sun for several minutes—includes the entire Indianapolis area as well as Bloomington, Muncie, Terre Haute, Evansville and many other cities. - Inside Indiana Business
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A Million People Could Visit Indiana

They say the April 8, 2024, event could bring a "million visitors to Indiana." That's a lot of people and a lot of potential for tourism dollars for communities across Indiana. Many Hoosier communities are planning special eclipse viewing events and parties.

Demand Driving Up Hotel Prices

With that many potential visitors to the state, there will be a need for accommodations. Currently, at the time of writing, the average cost of a hotel room in Evansville, Bloomington, Terre Haute, and Indianapolis is around $465 per night (based on rates from for 2 adults and one room staying 2 nights, April 7th and 8th).

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Indiana Landowners Could Benefit

For Indiana landowners looking for a little piece of the tourism pie, you have some options. If you've never considered renting out your land to campers, let this be the catalyst to get the gears turning.

Rent Your Land to Campers

You can rent your land to campers using a site called HipCamp. It works similarly to the short-term rental site Airbnb, but for camping. Property owners can list their land for potential campers to come and stay.

Hipcamp properties range from two acres to thousands, from basic land to developed campgrounds, from rustic cabins to glamping tents, from working farms to vacation rentals. This diversity of options makes Hipcamp special, and we bet your land has something great to offer the community.
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How HipCamp Works

This is a great way to welcome visitors to the Hoosier state, allowing them to have viewing access to the total solar eclipse, and a place to spend the night, as well as an opportunity to make a little extra cash as a landowner. It is free to list your land on HipCamp and their fees are minimal - they take a 10% commission that goes towards their processing fees, insurance, etc.

There are guidelines of course, but to learn how you can list your land,  visit,

Take A Sneak Peak At This Horror-Themed Airbnb Located Inside A Coffee Shop In Indianapolis

There's no word yet on how much it will cost per night but it's a unique and fun concept. Especially since when you wake up you can just walk into the next room and get a gourmet coffee made. It beats having to make your own first thing in the morning.

Gallery Credit: Black House Cafe


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