CAROLINE COUNTY, Va. — Since its release on July 6, Pokémon GO has become a worldwide sensation, with people using their phones to find and capture Pokémon everywhere.
The app has gotten many people up and moving in search of their favorite Pokémon, anywhere from remote fields and lakes to heavily populated cities and towns. This app is also bringing its users to many historical locations and popular places, through the in-game features of Pokéstops and Pokémon gyms. These places can be found mostly in large churches, daycare centers, public landmarks, and other popular sites.
Caroline County issued a statement reminding folk that there are many Pokéstops and gyms for locals and visitors alike to find in the county.
“Many historical markers, monuments, and signs along the Civil War Trail feature Pokéstops to supply visitors with extra Pokéballs and other helpful supplies for Pokémon trainers,” wrote Mary-Morganne Smith, Travel Counselor with the Caroline County Visitor Center.
“Pokémon gyms, such as the one above the Pink and Blue Childcare Center in Carmel Church, or the one above Countyline Baptist Church near Jericho Road, are stops that trainers can use to battle other Pokémon and train them,” Smith added. “There are gyms all throughout the Caroline County area, so players can explore to find them.”
The app also gives families a chance to get out together and search for Pokémon while enjoying local history.
Historic sites, such as the town of Bowling Green, has many fun Pokéstops including the Sidney E. King Arts Center, a lovely museum of art right in the heart of Caroline.
The Caroline County Visitor Center in Carmel Church is also a Pokéstop. The app has already brought many children out of their homes and into museums and parks everywhere, and Caroline County is welcoming any Pokémon Trainers that wish to visit while on their adventures.