Hunting Pokemon in Branson, MO was a lot of fun. Later on I will post about my Pokemon haul from down there. And it was quite a haul.
But let me spend some time talking about the various places to play Pokemon in Branson Missouri. There are a number of places I’d like to recommend to you as great both for your tourist needs and for your Pokemon Go needs. The Branson area has a lot to offer.
College of the Ozarks
The first place I noticed was College of the Ozarks. It is full of PokeStops. Unfortunately, Niantic put about 8 of those stops in a very important war memorial. So Pokemon Hunting is quasi-banned in College of the Ozarks. So, after hearing this I did some research and this is the scoop. Pokemon Go is banned near the war memorials in College of the Ozarks. You are welcome to play Pokemon Go at the myriad other stops on campus, as long as you do it respectfully. This is a great place to stock up, and a beautiful campus to admire.
Silver Dollar City
A trip to Silver Dollar City is also a great place to stock up on Poke Balls and to catch some rare Pokemon. The Branson area is absolutely LOUSY with Nidorans, so you’ll catch a bunch of them. The best times to hunt hear seem to be around opening time and around closing time. These are the times I caught things like the Snorlax I found there, among other cool things (like a couple squirtles). You will have a problem here. You will have trouble keeping up with the Pokemon with the PokeBalls you get if you are enjoying the park at an ordinary park pace. There are tons of stops, but there will be more Pokemon. Silver Dollar City is great for Pokemon Hunting whether you are going hard core Pokemon or just enjoying the park while playing the game.
Branson River Landing
If, instead, you want to enjoy some tourist shopping instead of theme parks or college tours then you might want to enjoy Branson River Landing. Here there are tons of little shops and things to enjoy, as well as tons of PokeStops and Pokemon. Go a little further down the hill and you can enjoy two stops and tons of Pokemon at the Bass Pro Shops on the river. This is also a great place to hunt Pokemon.
Table Rock State Park and the Hatchery
There is a road that goes by Table Rock State Park, several other cool destinations, and ends at the Fish Hatchery. There are tons of stops along this way that will allow you to get out and take a look at the beautiful countryside. This was a very fun part of the trip both for Pokemon Hunting and for enjoying the natural beauty of the area.
Later I’ll do a Pokemon Haul from the trip, but hopefully this will help those of you considering Pokemon Hunting in the Branson area.