Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania: Gobbler's Knob

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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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Gobbler's Knob.

Gobbler's Knob

See the Groundhog Day ceremonial grounds, and the groundhog's ceremonial stump. A quiet place 364 days a year.

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Gobbler's Nob

Off-season travelers may consider themselves lucky if they meet Bob Young, the official "unofficial" historian of Gobbler's Nob, who is a virtual wealth of information on all things Phil.

[Julie, 05/29/2016]

Bob is a volunteer tour guide and greeter at Gobbler's Nob, the spot where famous groundhog Punxsutawney Phil looks for his shadow every February 2nd.

Punxsutawney Descended On By Record Crowd for Groundhog Day

Punxsutawney's 119th Groundhog Day ritual had a record-breaking weekday attendance of 12,000 Punxsutawney Phil fans, according to official PA Tourism Office reports. As one of few events drawing national attention during the northeast's bleak winter months, Pennsylvania continues to pour PR resources into an otherwise forgotten part of the state....

[03/05/2005] Complete News Story

PA governor and citizens of Punxsutawney up early for Groundhog Day

Punxsutawney's 117th groundhog ritual will be from 6:30-8:30 am. Sunday....

[02/01/2003] Complete News Story

Security Heightened For Coming Groundhog Day Celebration

Maybe it's because America's new Homeland Security chief, Tom Ridge, was formerly the Governor of Pennsylvania. Or maybe it's because a foul-up in the Groundhog Day shadow-seeing process could mean six more weeks of bad weather and, ergo, six more weeks of dependence upon foreign oil.


[01/20/2002] Complete News Story

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