VisitPA.com Offers Worldwide Exposure to Punxsutawney Phil’s Prediction, 120th Anniversary of Groundhog Day Celebration

HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 1 /PRNewswire/ — Millions of people from around the world will be able to visit Punxsutawney Phil on Groundhog Day via the Internet at VisitPA.com.

Internet viewers will be able to avoid the crowds at Gobbler’s Knob and see first-hand from their own computer whether Phil sees his shadow. Through http://groundhog.visitpa.com/, surfers will also be able to scan Phil’s haunt using two cameras positioned above the stage where he will make his appearance. A third camera is positioned behind the viewing area where the crowd will gather. Users will be able to control the cameras, zooming and panning over the action.

In conjunction with the Web cams, provided by the Pennsylvania Tourism Office, live footage of the event, with full sound, will also be provided at http://groundhog.visitpa.com/ between 7 a.m. and 7:45 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 2.

In addition to high-tech features, this special Groundhog Day section of VisitPA.com is filled with information about the groundhog legend, including how the tradition evolved from its European roots. It also features useful information for those who make the pilgrimage to the region surrounding Punxsutawney, including listings for nearby dining, accommodations and other attractions, and a place where the public can view Phil via a live Web cam in the “Groundhog Zoo,” where he resides with his family throughout the year.

The Pennsylvania Tourism Office is dedicated to fulfilling the needs of travelers by presenting them with the information and resources they need to plan and enjoy the activities, attractions and destinations that are uniquely Pennsylvania. For more information about Pennsylvania’s tourism industry, go to http://www.visitpa.com/, or call (800) VISIT PA.

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