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Wild Elk & Punxsutawney Phil 2017

Wild Elk & Punxsutawney Phil 2017

Get back to nature and witness the beauty of fall in Pennsylvania as we search for our native majestic elk and get up close and personal with Punxsutawney Phil.

Package Includes: 

1 Night’s Hotel Accommodation, 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner, Admission to Grice Museum, Elk County Visitors Center Including a 4D Film, Visit Punxsutawney with a Member of the “Inner Circle”, Photo Opportunity with the Groundhog Phil, Guided Tour of Gobblers Knob, Admission to the Weather Discovery Center, Baggage Handling and Transportation.





Our travels will take us to Clearfield, PA, with our first stop at Buck's Pizza for lunch on your own. After lunch, we will make our way to Grice Museum, which offers a unique collection of over 70 antique and classic cars dating back to the early 1900's, as well as a large collection of African game mounts. Stroll through the car collection and see a 1925 Ford Model T Truck and a 1963 Vette Split Window; and in the game section, see a moose with evidence of its encounter with Canadian phones lines, still wrapped around the rack, an African Lion and elephant tusks. Next, we are off to Benezette, PA, for the Elk County Visitors Center. Included in our visit is the opportunity to view a 4D film about the PA Elk, plus indoor displays and indoor/outdoor elk viewing areas. A special feature of the visit will be to go into nearby blinds to look for the elk that sometimes graze by the visitors center. Please note that there is no guarantee that the group will see an elk, but the best viewing times to possibly capture a glimpse of the majestic animal is at dawn or dusk. Dinner will also be included while at the visitors center. At the conclusion of our visit, we will depart for DuBois to check in at the Hampton Inn (814-375-1000) for the night. The hotel features an indoor pool, fitness room, and business center. Guest rooms include a coffee maker, hair dryer, iron and ironing board, and complimentary high speed internet.



Breakfast will be included at the hotel before we check out and depart for Punxsutawney and a special meet and greet with the famous weather-predicting groundhog Phil. A member of the "Inner Circle", local dignitaries who are responsible for planning the annual event and Phil's caregivers all year round, will greet us upon arrival and give us the opportunity to take a photo of Phil. Take time to view the public art sculptures depicting groundhogs and visit the souvenir shop just one block away to purchase a memento of the visit. Next, along with a step-on guide, we will take a drive up to Gobblers Knob where Phil emerges from his burrow annually on February 2nd to thousands of onlookers who await the prediction of an early spring or six more weeks of winter. Afterwards, we will have lunch included at the Punxsutawney Country Club. Our final stop of the day will be at the Weather Discovery Center in Punxsutawney, where we will enjoy an educational, interactive experience. See and feel the effects of lightning, climb into the power of a tornado, explore more about Punxsutawney Phil and how animals were used to forecast weather, and have the opportunity to become a TV weather forecaster by reading from a script and pointing out weather hot spots while seeing what you look like to a viewing audience. The Weather Discovery Center is the ultimate destination to learn how the science and folklore of weather prediction collide. At the conclusion of our visit, we will depart for home with a meal stop en route.

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B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour. Pick up locations can vary by date. Please visit detailed overview tab for tours with multiple dates.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour. Pick up locations can vary by date. Please visit detailed overview tab for tours with multiple dates.

Name Address Contact Details
Camp Hill Camp Hill Radisson, 1150 Camp Hill Bypass
Park near Radisson sign across from McDonalds
Carlisle Carlisle Point Mall, 800 East High Street
Park in mall lot across from Pizza Hut
Harrisburg Mall Harrisburg Mall -3501 Paxton St.
Park near Pole 32
York Springs York Springs - Wolf's Terminal
200 Old US Rt. 15 - Park near large sign
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