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The stage at Gobbler's Knob.

Gobbler's Knob

Field review by the editors.

Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania

When people travel to Punxsutawney to see where Phil the groundhog makes his annual weather prediction, they often spend fruitless time searching downtown, because that's where it was located in the movie Groundhog Day. In fact, Hollywood made that up (the film wasn't even made in Punxsutawney). The real location is a couple of miles out of town, in a little clearing at the top of a wooded hill.

Gobbler's Knob doesn't look like it gets many visitors outside of February 2nd. Everything, however, is left in place for the off-season traveler: the big stage, the "Punxsy Phil" sign, and even Phil's simulated tree stump. You can stand center stage and make your own weather forecast for an imaginary audience (just make sure to leave the place the way that you found it). "If my Optimus Prime dashboard action figure* sees his shadow, it'll be... daytime! He did it! Hooray!"

Phil's lair.

* Feel free to substitute the name of any doll or furry toy that is your special traveling companion.

Also see: Groundhog Day Movie Location

Gobbler's Knob

Woodland Ave., Punxsutawney, PA
Southeast of town. Take Hwy 36 a quarter mile east of US 119, then turn right (south) on Woodland Ave. Drive for one mile. The road bends sharply to the left, then to the right. Gobblers Knob will be on the east side of the road, at the crest of the hill. Drive into the parking lot; the Knob will be on the right, in a little wooded hollow.
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