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Gobbler's Knob

1548 Woodland Ave. Ext., Punxsutawney, PA 15767
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Type: Parks
Description: This is the place to go to visit Phil and find out whether he sees his shadow come February 2nd.
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PUNXSUTAWNEY
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

if you are from out-of-town, please understand that locals don't hate tourists...we just get tired of answering the same questions over and over and over again. Groundhog Day grew faster than anyone realized. If Groundhog Day falls on a weekday (Sunday - Thursday), there won't be as many things to do than on the years that it falls on a... More

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Punxsutawney
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37 reviews 37 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Gobbler's Knob is a park-like setting and have been up there during any time of the year except in February. The idea of 20,000 people - bused in to Gobbler's Knob at 5AM in the wet cold weather of February??? Then you have to take shuttle buses back to where you left your car. Most residents do not attend unless... More

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Struthers, Ohio, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

Stopped to see Phil but he was hibernating again. I always jokingly threaten to make "groundhog stew" if he predicts of winter. Thought I would share that threat with him directly but he just laid in his burrow and ignored me. But for a first-timer in Punxsatawney my wife and I enjoyed walking around the city and checking out the... More

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Hermon, New York, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

Being that i have always wanted to go to Gobbler's Knob (I celebrate Groundhog day every year), this was not at all what I expected. When I arrived, we went to a local diner to have lunch. It was the most uncomfortable meal I have ever had. Everyone in the diner were locals. They not only stared at us the... More

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Alexandria, Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

If you're thinking of ever going to see Punxsutawney Phil on Groundhog's Day (Feb 2), this is what we did and saw for 2014. We stayed in Hampton Inn, Indiana, PA. It's about 35 minutes away from Punxsutawney and the hotel was much cheaper than trying to find an inexpensive place in Punxsutawney. After a short night of sleep, we... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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81 reviews 81 reviews
19 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

The local write-ups are pretty honest - it's in the middle of the woods on a muddy slope with thousands of people. This is not what you see in "Groundhog Day". Dress for cold, wet conditions. There are very minimal facilities of any kind on site but if you organize yourself just downhill from the information booth, you'll get a... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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61 reviews 61 reviews
5 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

Great time! Lots of activities throughout the day, we enjoyed watching the movie "Groundhog Day" at the community center and the scavenger hunt! Very friendly local people who are proud of their hometown. Come the day before and enjoy the fun! Also did the walking tour of Punxsutawney, some very interesting local information/ history! I think Phil nailed his prediction... More

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Bennington, New Hampshire, Usa
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

We had such a great time here. We stood in the rain for 4 hours to see the ground hog and can check it off our bucket list. Some tips if you decide to go for ground hog day: Get there early - by 4am at the latest, preferably 3 - 3:30am. Try to stand next to the fencing that... More

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Uniontown, Pennsylvania, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

As a Groundhog baby, I finally went to Punxsutawney for Groundhog's Day! It's a small town, and you can get through the activities in about 3 1/2 hours. I caught a bus at the McDonalds at 3:15 for $5 that transported us to Gobbler's Knob. We were entertained from the moment we got there by activities they do on stage.... More

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Brunswick, Maryland
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29 reviews 29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

Were able to easily find parking at Wal-Mart lot but got there before 5AM to catch the shuttle (costs $5/person) up to the Knob. A few items for sale including hot cocoa but you should bring your own snacks, etc. if you are picky. If you are short bring something to stand on as it is hard to see and... More

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