Strike up the music the band has begun - Groundhog Day Celebration
February 2, 2012 1:52 PM Subscribe
Has anyone here traveled to Punxsutawney, PA to celebrate Groundhog Day? Does anyone live there? What kind of stuff is there to do? What are the sites to see? Places to eat?
posted by mrzer0 to Travel & Transportation around Punxsutawney, PA (10 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
Groundhog Day is my birthday. As such I have a natural affinity for the movie Groundhog Day. When I was 27 or 28 years old I decided that when I turned 30, I would go to Punxsutawney and visit the sites from that movie and have an awesome time. So I started to research it and was disheartened to learn that most of the places don't really exist and that most of the movie wasn't even shot in Pennsylvania. It was a sad day.
Now (today), I turned 33. I have a wife and two kids. And at the moment, I think when I turn 35 I want to head out there to celebrate with my family. My kids will be two-and-a-half and four years old.
What are the must-dos and the must-sees? I imagine there's still a fairly large festival there? Maybe they play the Pennsylvania Polka? Maybe not. Will my kids be too young to enjoy themselves? What were great places you stayed at? I know things are bound to change within a two year timeframe, but still... I'd like to have a rough idea.
I know that there are travel guides and suggestions elsewhere online, but I'm just looking/hoping for more personal experiences. Thanks!