The Riverwalk Amphitheatre along the Congaree riverfront in West Columbia, South Carolina, will become a Pokemon Go site on Monday, August 8, when lures are set up for the virtual reality game that uses Google maps, the phone’s camera, and adds animated Pokemon that you are supposed to capture.. This location is expected to be popular because of the Pokemon that spawn near the water.
The site will be open from dawn until 10 p.m. every Monday for those players who focus on scoring extra points around waterways at night. Police Chief Dennis Tyndall says that officers will be there to oversee the activities.
It is hoped that taking part in the Pokemon Go craze will bring attention to the nearby bars, restaurants, and shopping. City Hall has been making an effort to promote commerce on their riverfront in what is called their trendy entertainment hub.
The Riverwalk, officially named the Cayce-West Columbia Riverwalk, is a system of boardwalks and spacious walkways that runs for 3.5 miles with picturesque views of the Congaree River and the skyline of downtown Columbia. Take a walk, a run, or a bike ride. Relax on benches, have a picnic in specified areas, fish from locations on the bank, and join between 500 and 1,000 visitors and pets that take advantage of this beautiful location.
Pokemon Go sites in nearby downtown Columbia include important and historic sites and buildings and supposedly has loads of Pokemon around the University of South Carolina campus.