'Pokémon Go' Tips: Top 5 Pokemon Gyms in Austin

Just over a month after its release, Pokemon Go shows no signs of slowing down. Hot spots have been popping up all throughout Austin, exposing seekers to some of the best PokeStops, Farms, and Gyms across the city. Here are five of the most active and effective places to work out your pocket monster.

The Domain
Not just a good place to track down a pair of pants or upgrade your iPhone, The Domain in North Austin apparently is littered with PokeStops and has roughly four gyms in the area. There's also a great farming spot smack dab in the middle of the mall.

Texas State Capitol Grounds
Downtown purportedly has a great deal of Poke-activity, but there are few better places to catch 'em than the State Capitol. With at least two gyms in the area, as well as a centralized farm, the house of legislation is also a terrific place to train and fight your creatures (which seems oddly appropriate). Rumor also has it a Pikachu or three have been collected here.

Southpark Meadows
Whether hopping in a car or catching a bus, you can run some errands while you work out your pocket monster (that doesn't sound right at all). The sprawling shopping complex at Southpark Meadows features at least one reputedly excellent gym and a place to cultivate Pokemon.

Bartholomew District Park
Poke-fanatics dwelling in the Mueller district are fortunate indeed. Not only does Bartholomew District Park provide a (supposedly) active farm, but it also contains roughly five gyms within the area. It's also a terrific place to enjoy a long walk and search for trainable monsters.

The Oasis on Lake Travis
If you've got wheels and are looking for a lovely place to pick up a piece of pizza, some Tex-Mex, or a record or two, cruise on out to the Oasis on Lake Travis. Grab a glass of wine or a beer (if you're of age, of course) and hang near the farming spot or train your critter at one of several gyms around the area.

Andy L. Kubai is a freelance writer and transplanted Austinite who's been exploring the internal and external wonders of his new home for the last 5 years. Find out more about Andy on his website.

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