Celebrate Groundhog Day in Woodstock, Illinois. Celebrate Groundhog Day in Woodstock, Illinois. Celebrate Groundhog Day in Woodstock, Illinois.

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McHenry County Tourism

The day approaches when otherwise reasonable, educated human beings put aside all common sense and look not to the Weather Channel and Jim Cantore for the winter forecast, but instead to a big fat rodent named Phil who lives underground in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania.

Groundhog Day is upon us and other than Punxsutawney, there's no better place than Woodstock, Illinois to celebrate. Located about 50 miles northwest of Chicago, Woodstock was the shooting location for the 1993 cult classic Groundhog Day, starring Bill Murray and Andie McDowell.