Visit the obscure towns where major movies are filmed

From Malan Head, Ireland to Woodstock, Ill., these locations are the settings for 'Star Wars: Episode VIII' and other blockbusters.

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Woodstock, Illinois, Groundhog Day Woodstock, Illinois, Groundhog Day (Photo: A Syn / Flickr)

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Woodstock, Ill.: 'Groundhog Day'

Despite being set in Punxsutawney, Pa., external shots for the 1993 hit "Groundhog Day" were actually filmed in Woodstock, Illinois. The community, located about 50 miles outside of Chicago, is highly regarded for its historic architecture, as well as being the adopted home of American filmmaker Orson Welles.

Like other towns made famous in film, Woodstock has fully embraced its connection to "Groundhog Day." In addition to plaques commemorating various events in the movie, the town also holds an annual Groundhog Day festival with screenings, celebrations and walking tours of film locations.

And yes, the bed and breakfast where Bill Murray's character stayed (nearly indefinitely) has even been transformed into an actual B&B for fans to stay in. Don't be surprised if the only song the clock radios in all the rooms play is "I Got You Babe."

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