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GoggleWorks Center for the Arts

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Address: 201 Washington Street, Reading, PA 19601
Phone Number: 610-374-4600
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Artsy

Nice place. Neat workshops, kids enjoyed it. Employees were very nice. They also offer event space for smaller weddings. Great place.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
TravelinMama999
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Pensacola, Florida
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Pensacola, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Nice place. Neat workshops, kids enjoyed it. Employees were very nice. They also offer event space for smaller weddings. Great place.

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Pennsylvania, United States
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is a place where you can go and see local artist work of art. You can also take classes in a variety of things like glass blowing, or ceramic. You can also enjoy movies there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I come here for both exhiibiion shows and second Sundays. Goggle Works is very interesting with a wide array of artists, styles, and work. There is also a theater, a cafe, and free parking. Well worth your time.

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

The Googleworks is an amazing place to fulfill an artistic desire. Pottery, jewelry making, cooking, water color painting, oil painting, ceramics, drawing... Oh, and woodworking... If you can imagine it, the Googleworks probably has a local artisan who teaches it. So, expand your horizons!

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Morgantown, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Been here fro many field trips and even just to hang out with friends! There are always new exhibits, from high school art, to artists who only use sharpie, to hands-on exhibits! A very fun place to relax!

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Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

inside is very nice..now some may say getting there is a little ify...but I am from the area and it doesn't bother me...nice big parking lot

Review collected in partnership with Country Inns & Suites By Carlson

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

This is the best place to see a movie in Reading PA The art can be perused while waiting for your movie to start. The seating is comfortable, and if you plan it you can stop in the goggle works store. Oh, and the snacks are reasonably priced.

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St. Catharines, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Goggleworks is an interesting place to visit. It has many wonderful artist in residence there whose work is very interesting. The historical aspect of the place explained was very interesting as well. My favorite was the glass blowing area. It was fun to learn how that process happens. Worth a visit.

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Wyomissing, Pennsylvania
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154 helpful votes 154 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

GoggleWorks has brought so much culture to the Reading community. They have a greatest gift shop, many local artists are based here, they run classes for the community. Their events are always outstanding!

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

What a great center for the arts. Free admission, free parking, 11-7 daily, very helpful staff of volunteers. Occupies square block which was formerly the Willson Products factory ("first factory in the world to manufacture optical glass for lenses and reading glasses", best known for safety glasses - check out the fascinating Willson/GoggleWorks history exhibit inside). Award-winning restoration; the original... More 

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