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Pagoda

98 Duryea Drive, Reading, PA
+1 610-655-6271
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An amazing view and a unique landmark

So the Pagoda, in addition to offering a lighted landmark every evening, is a unique piece of... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Joseph S
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Reading, Pennsylvania
Beautiful view of Reading!

I have been seeing this building for weeks and wanted to make sure I made it up there before my... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
kem12
,
Nashville
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good35%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“great view” (30 reviews)
“gift shop” (37 reviews)
“skyline drive” (14 reviews)
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98 Duryea Drive, Reading, PA
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Reviewed 2 days 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 6 days ago

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 4 weeks ago 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

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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!

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Reviewed 26 February 2018

For years, anyone visiting Reading cannot help but see the pagoda sitting atop a mountain overlooking the city. After many trips to the city, we decided to take our boys to the pagoda. We found the road that took us up to the top, then...More

1  Thank Stan D
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Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

Truly one of a kind pagoda that no other city has. The view is incredible and the drive up is very scenic. So much history

Thank KIM W
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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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