Pokemon Go has become a worldwide phenomenon, becoming the biggest mobile game in U.S. history. According to Survey Monkey, Pokemon Go averages nearly 21 million active users a day, surpassing popular mobile game Candy Crush Saga, which peaked at 20 million users back in 2013. Springfield has caught Pokemon Go fever as gamers have flocked to various “Pokestops” in Springfield, all in hopes of “Being the very best, like no one was before”. The majority of the Pokestops are statues, monuments, and historical buildings, but a few stops stand out above the rest.
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Rudy’s Smokehouse: What makes this Pokestop unique is that it is the only Pokestop located in the stretch of restaurants on S. Limestone St. Rudy’s Smokehouse is the wildly popular barbecue restaurant located near the I-70 onramp.
O.S. Kelly Lake & Fountain: This Pokestop seems ordinary until you find out it is located in the heart of Ferncliff Cemetery. Other Pokestops exist within Ferncliff, but most are grave markers of the elite businessmen and pioneers of Springfield. O.S. Kelly was a businessman and former Mayor of Springfield (1887 - 1889). Kelly was responsible for the construction of City Building & Marketplace and served on the Ferncliff Cemetery Board.
Brain Lumber Co. Mural: While not uncommon for historical markers to be Pokestops, this stop is not for the shop itself, but for Pokemon players to gather near the painted mural outside of the store. Brain Lumber Compnay was founded in 1868 and has been at its current location since 1883.
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