August 10, 2016
Pokémon Go fanatics in Montgomery County are about to get a leg-up on the competition.
The Valley Forge Tourism & Convention Board launched PokeMontCo.com on Wednesday, giving players the inside scoop about where to catch them and tips on rare finds, gyms, and Pokestops.
For example, now competing for attention with the cabins in Valley Forge Park where George Washington and the Continental Army stayed in the winter of 1777 are 70 Pokéstops, 20 gyms, and scores of wild Pokémon.
The Pokémon Go app already is driving traffic to some Montgomery County attractions, like the Elmwood Park Zoo.
"Millennials are flocking to our family zoo in large numbers for the first time and have contributed to our big increase in tickets sold so far this summer," Executive Director of Elmwood Park Zoo Al Zone said in a press release.
Also, players who post photos to Instagram with the hashtag "#Pokémontco" showing their Pokémon catches, have a chance to win an iPhone 6.