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“Oriental Beauty in Pennsylvania Dutch Country”
Review of Pagoda

Pagoda
Ranked #4 of 24 things to do in Reading
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed November 27, 2013

The Pagoda atop Mount Penn overlooks much of Berks County, PA and is a landmark symbol of the City of Reading, PA Tourists drive up that colorful mountain to take photographs of the city below. As a pilot, from the Pagoda I see much the same scene as on approach to landing at Reading Regional Airport.
The Pagoda was originally built as part of a resort in 1911, but the entrepreneur ran out of money. The edifice stood abandoned until the City of Reading took it over and refurbished the beautiful Oriental building. It now houses a gift shop, snack shop, and the upper floors are used by various local organizations for meetings and special events. Well worth the drop up Mt. Penn.

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Reviewed November 26, 2013

The winding road to the Pagoda beside being scenic gives a great insight to the challenges automobiles faced in their early years. This road was the test road for the Duryea auto company in the early 20th Century. The view is the reason to see Reading in the wide Berks County valley. The gift shop carries items of local memories. Definitely a part of a trip to this area. Several times a year there is a "Duryea Hill Climb" auto race.

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Reviewed November 26, 2013

one of the most unique structures on the east coast, great views of Berks county. kids loved the picnic

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Reviewed November 25, 2013

There' s not a heck of a lot to do at the Pagoda, but it's a Berks County icon. The view of the City is great, especially at night.
If it's open, there's a gift shop on the ground floor and a few museum-like floors, the. The top floor with 360 degree views

Thank Matt19611
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Reviewed November 25, 2013

An icon for the city of Reading, it is open Sat and Sun from noon to 4:00pm. Interesting structures, gift shop, coffee shop and great views of city. $1 admission to the top floor and historic displays.

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