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Punxsutawney Attractions

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Barclay Square

Located in the heart of Punxsutawney, this beautifully preserved historic town square was named for the founding father of the town, Reverend David Barclay, who donated the land for public use in 1822. The stone Memorial Bandstand in the center of the park was dedicated in 1932 as a memorial to veterans.

Phil's Burrow

Visit Punxsutawney Phil and family in their natural habitat at Phil's Burrow, located off Barclay Square at the Punxsutawney Memorial Library. Watch Phil and the other groundhogs as they play, eat, and - do what groundhogs do best - sleep! Punxsutawney Phil can be seen from outside or from inside the Library.

Gobbler's Knob

Just like there's only one Punxsutawney Phil, there's only one Gobbler's Knob - the site of Phil's world-famous weather forecast. Located in a picturesque woodland setting, Gobbler's Knob is visited on February 2 by thousands of people from all around the world who wait with the Groundhog Club Inner Circle for daybreak and the official prognostication. Will Phil see his shadow and predict six more weeks of winter, or will there be no shadow, foretelling an early spring?

Phantastic Phils! Public Art Project

All around the town, colorful, whimsical, 6-foot tall fiberglass Phantastic Phils! adorn the public spaces of the Weather Capital of the World. Each of the large fiberglass groundhogs is an individual work of art created by artists from across the state and the country. Stop at the Chamber of Commerce office for a map to guide you to each of the Phantastic Phils! For more information, call the Punxsutawney Chamber of Commerce at 1-800-752-7445.

Punxsutawney Area Historical & Genealogical Society and the Punxsutawney Museum

Explore Punxsutawney history, including the special sports and vintage clothing exhibits. Research the genealogy of area families, and browse through the gift shop. Located in the Bennis and Lattimer Houses at 401 West Mahoning Street, just a couple blocks from downtown. 814-938-2555

Punxsutawney Weather Discovery Center

Have fun while learning about the science and folklore of predicting the weather in this interactive center located in an historic 1914 building! Call more information - 814-938-1000 or visit Weatherdiscovery.org. Located in downtown Punxsutawney on North Findley Street.

Coolspring Power Museum

A museum of American technology, the Coolspring Power Museum showcases engines of all types. It is located a short 10-minute drive north from Punxsutawney or 20 minutes south from Brookville on Route 36. P.O. Box 19, Coolspring, PA 15730. For more information, visit www.coolspringpowermuseum.org. 814-849-6883

Recreation

Punxsutawney Memorial Library

The library is located at the Civic Complex on East Mahoning Street. Features include a Children's Library with visual access to Punxsutawney Phil. www.punxsutawneylibrary.org 814-938-5020

Patsy's Park

A play area for younger children located near downtown on Church Street. Picnic tables and on pavillion are available.

Harmon Field and George C. Brown Community Pool

A recreational area for all ages, facilities at this park include tennis courts, a playground, a pavilion, picnic tables and grills, and a community pool. Located one block from the heart of downtown off Liberty Street.

Punxsutawney Area Community Center and Jackson Theater

This facility offers activities for children through adults, including an open WalkTrak, the Community Fitness Center, ongoing fitness and education classes, and organized recreational activities. The Jackson Theater features movies Friday through Sunday. Located one block from Mahoning Street on North Jefferson Street. 814-938-1008 www.punxsutawneycommunitycenter.org

Mahoning Shadow Trail

This 14-mile trail, which follows the Mahoning Creek for most of its path, can be accessed a several points, including the at “Trail Head” at the Thomas E. Barletta Skate Park on Elk Street in the East End of Punxsutawney. Walkers, bikers, cross-country skiers, and runners are welcome on the trail. Maps of the trail are available at the Chamber of Commerce office.

Thomas E. Barletta Skate Park

A special place for skateboarders, the Thomas E. Barletta Skate Park is located in the East End of town on Elk Street. For more information, call the borough of Punxsutawney at 814-938-4480.

Punxsutawney Country Club

A challenging 18-hole private course that offers public golfing on Mondays. For more information, visit www.punxsutawneycountryclub.com.

Cloe Lake

Just outside of Punxsutawney in Bell Township is Cloe Lake, a 25-acre stocked fishing lake. The lake offers boating access, but no restrooms or picnic facilities.

Punxsutawney Theater Arts Guild

For over 25 years, Punxsutawney has had an active theater troupe that produces several performances a year. The Theater Arts Guild is open to those who love to perform or would like to be a part of producing plays and performances. For more information, visit www.Punxsytheatre.org.

Richard L. Kuntz Memorial Field

A several-field complex that is the home of boys and girls Little League, Teener League, Senior Little League, and high school baseball and softball games.

Chris Mills Memorial Playground

A play area for younger children located just off Route 310 in the Elk Run section of Punxsutawney. Picnic tables, a pavilion, and restrooms are available.