PARI is open by appointment.  Availability is limited during June and July.  Contact, click visit, or calendar above to schedule your visit.

Eta Aquarid Meteor Shower OVERNIGHT Experience



Have you ever wished upon a star? Now is your chance! Enjoy camping under the stars or relax in the comfort of our cabins and observing the Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower at our historic, mountaintop, Internationally certified Dark Sky Park.

Grab a picnic blanket or bring your own lawn chair and sit back and relax while enjoying the show that space provides as meteors rain down throughout the night from Halley’s Comet!  This meteor shower is expected to produce 10 to 30 meteors per hour.  PARI astronomers will also be on hand with telescopes for you to experience the night sky.

PARI is offering two overnight options for your enjoyment.  *** All overnight packages include a prepackaged dinner, a tour, sunset hike, observing the meteors, observing, accommodations and a prepackaged breakfast.


REGISTER HERE –  Cabin Package

REGISTER HERE – Camping Package

For additional information please contact PARI at 828-862-5554 or

(*Children under 5 are free)