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Pagoda

98 Duryea Drive, Reading, PA
+1 610-655-6271
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Pagoda a great visit!

It's been many years since I visited the Pagoda and this trip was a visit of Grandparents and... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
karenbnt
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Lititz, Pennsylvania
Proceed with Eyes Wide Open

Traveling on the road to the Pagoda is a part of the fun. Go there during the day or night. The... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
PaleoGypsy
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good34%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“great view” (30 reviews)
“gift shop” (38 reviews)
“skyline drive” (14 reviews)
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98 Duryea Drive, Reading, PA
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Reviewed 6 days ago

It's been many years since I visited the Pagoda and this trip was a visit of Grandparents and grandchildren.

Thank karenbnt
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Traveling on the road to the Pagoda is a part of the fun. Go there during the day or night. The Pagoda is lit up very nicely after sunset. On a clear night, the view is good. As a word of caution, remember that Reading...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

So the Pagoda, in addition to offering a lighted landmark every evening, is a unique piece of Reading history. Originally built as a hotel, it never thrived but has served as the unofficial symbol of Reading for a century. It's not easy to get to...More

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Reviewed 16 May 2018

I have been seeing this building for weeks and wanted to make sure I made it up there before my assignment in Reading is over. I drove up the mountain which was beautiful in itself. I got to the Pagoda and it was much prettier...More

1  Thank kem12
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Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

We were surprised that this structure was built in this area. We visited the day before Earth Day. The road was lined with workers. The volunteers were cleaning the road for the festivities occurring on Earth Day. Inside the gift shop that was also a...More

1  Thank Judy R
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Reviewed 11 April 2018

I have been coming to Reading on business for years, and always wondered about the curious structure that overlooks the city. I finally managed to spend some leisure time here, and didn't want to exclude a trip up Mt. Penn. Even in a car, the...More

1  Thank Anthony R
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Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

The road can be a little bit of a challenge to find but was very cool architectural attraction to see and worth the short excursion. There is small gift shop and cafe inside open on the weekends. We were staying at the Double Tree downtown,...More

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Reviewed 20 March 2018

Visit in the spring, summer or fall. The Pagoda is a one of a kind attraction, and in addition to seeing the Pagoda up close, you get to see the beautiful trees and plants around it. That includes the views on the drive up to...More

1  Thank cOLBY0406
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Reviewed 14 March 2018

My parents took us kids here a few times back in the 50s and 60s and it's just as awesome today. We were here for the Chinese NY and my grandgirl got to make a lantern and origami which she loved. There was Linda in...More

Thank dinerms
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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

We visited last weekend with the kids for the Chinese New Year celebration. They did a fantastic job putting this on for the kids. We will be back!

Thank gypsychavi
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Justin W
23 November 2017|
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Response from kloverfield | Reviewed this property |
We have been there many times with no problems. I would recommend going during the day and not when dark.
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CHERYL A
8 September 2017|
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Response from Mdtorres6460 | Reviewed this property |
Not much at all, pretty straight road for the most part, although it starts a little windy. It's a really nice place, makes for good pictures. Enjoy!
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Windsong1192
8 August 2017|
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Response from lawmaria | Reviewed this property |
i have not visited for about 10 years. So I am sure alot has changed since then.
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