11 Most Famous Small Towns in America and Why

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7) Punxsutawney, PA

On February 2nd, all eyes turn to Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania to see if Phil the groundhog will predict six more weeks of winter or an early spring. There are lots of other fun events that happen on Groundhog Day in Punxsutawney. This includes the Gobbler’s Knob Trail, a half-mile trail featuring metal art and signs that have facts about Groundhog Day. There’s also the Celebration Tent in Barclay Square, which offers food and merchandise from local vendors. Groundhog Day is undoubtedly the biggest day of the year in Punxsutawney, but there’s plenty to love about Punxsutawney on the other 364 days of the year too. The town has lots of delicious restaurants and diners to check out. It has wonderful local festivals in the summer as well. The quirky “Weather Capital of the World” offers plenty of attractions for both locals and visitors.