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Address: 98 Duryea Drive, Reading, PA
Phone Number: +1 610-655-2584
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Nice Overlook

This is a nice little overlook if your in the area. It's only open Saterday and Sunday. They ask for a $1 donation to tour the upstairs. I don't find that to be unreasonable... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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191 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

When I was young, over half a century ago, the pagoda was known far and wide. Many families made trips to Readinf just to see the pagoda close up.....you must remember that most of us were a lot less worldly back then. Today it is still quite a attraction and is well maintained for your visit. It was originally constructed... More 

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Phillipsburg, New Jersey
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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a nice little overlook if your in the area. It's only open Saterday and Sunday. They ask for a $1 donation to tour the upstairs. I don't find that to be unreasonable. There's great views, and it's a nice way to spend a hour or two. I personally wouldn't go to the pagoda at night. Reading can get... More 

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Thank DUANE D
Reading, Pennsylvania
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57 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Everyone can see the Pagoda on the mountain and it is a unique place to visit. There are hiking trails around it as well. Go inside to climb to the top to look out to get an even better view over the city!

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Thank Kathy73k
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Some of the fun getting to the Reading pagoda is the drive up Duryia Dr., to the top of the mountain. How many pagodas have any of us seen let alone get to go in and go to the top for a high surprise. Breathtaking scenery. After coming down continue on the drive up higher to the fire tower for... More 

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Thank Sharon R
Long Island, New York, USA
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87 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

I guess this is the thing to see in Reading so we went to check it out. It's a free attraction with a donation box inside. The gift shop and "cafe" were not very extensive. It has some nice views. Climb to the top floor for a mini exhibit on its history. Parking is not great.

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Thank Sarah R
Middletown, New York
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47 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Surprising place in Reading, PA. Who would think there would be a pagoda here? Great place to take pictures...take a walk...beautiful view. Worth a stop!

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Thank Glenn F
Alexandria, Virginia
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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

What a gem! Glad we decided to stop here on our way home. I can imagine it is a wonderful spot for residents to get away and enjoy nature.

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Thank kln9597
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Visited as a child and just now again after 50+ years. It was still as wonderful as I remember with an awesome view of Reading.

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Thank Susan A
Reading, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

The Chinese Pennsylvania Dutch Pagoda, Reading's iconic hybrid landmark, outshines others because it's there and you can't miss it. The Skyline restoration project renovated this well known tourist attraction and it's now safe, beautiful and attracts visitors from all over the world. It's a must see if you are in Reading. The snacks even taste good and local specialties are... More 

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Thank D T
Douglassville, Pennsylvania
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34 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

This is so absurd when you think about it: a Pennsylvania German county with a 100 year old Pagoda as its trademark. The Pagoda, though, is loved by everyone in the county- German, English, Hispanic, Vietnamese - doesn't matter. It is the guiding light when you come home at night - the red lighted pagoda on the hill, that blinks... More 

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