This link is an interactive Google map showing the track of the coming total solar eclipse Monday, August, 21,2017.
Below are some items I purchased in preparation for observing the eclipse with my children. I am getting a regular 70mm travel scope with a separate solar filter so the scope potentially can be used for birdwatching or spotting after.
Celestron 21035 70mm Travel Scope: $65.97
Celestron EclipSmart Solar Filter: $17.95