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Address: 98 Duryea Drive, Reading, PA
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+1 610-655-2584
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A Nice Place to Check Out if You Have the Time

After a ride up the mountain you get to climb the 4-5 story staircase to the top observation room with 360 degree view of Reading and the surrounding area. A great vantage point... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Interesting building to visit, heard it was originally built as a hotel 100 years ago, but never materialized, beautiful view of the city of Reading, below.

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Thank Jo L
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

After a ride up the mountain you get to climb the 4-5 story staircase to the top observation room with 360 degree view of Reading and the surrounding area. A great vantage point for pictures and just to have a look around. Also, head up the road to the Mt. Penn Fire Tower. an old stone tower used as a... More 

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Reading, PA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

great place to visit with the family and/or kids. you can see a great view of the city and at night it is great. take a walk through the pagoda and enjoy the different items.

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Thank lawmaria
East Stroudsburg, PA, United States
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15 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

It is something to see and is the symbol used for Reading. Great historical building and very unique. Can see it in half an hour or less. It is safer to go in the daytime. Limited hours to go inside and there is a fee to go to the top of the building.

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Thank Kent G
Mount Pocono, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

What a beautiful view of the city of Reading, Pa! A $1 donation person to walk up to the top observation floor is very nice. There is a small gift shop & cafe on the 1st floor. There are walking trails below the building, but because of the snow on the ground, we were unable to walk them. The building... More 

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Thank Judym1984
Reading, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took my friend to the pagoda to see the entire city light. She enjoyed the view so much when se came back from dallas she was still talking about it. So i took her back. Needless to say the views amazing.

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Thank subaru7056
Glassboro, New Jersey
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful place to visit in a park like setting.It's free to visit and tour.With easy parking.And gift shop

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Thank dannymazz
New York
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128 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was reading the things to do here at Trip Advisor... I became interested to see this place. It has an amazing view. Great place to visit especially to capture the city down below. It's like the Michelangelo of Florence 👍Be safe driving during snowy & rainy days because the road is winding . It needs good lighting though, but... More 

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Thank NycVen13
Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A good photo op! It offers a nice view of the city of Reading if that is of interest to you. Ten minutes from downtown Reading.

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Wernersville
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

last time we went there were 3-4 cars w teenagers playing loud music. Also where someone got murdered last month so no longer recc going there until there are more cops around shooing away the troublemakers

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