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Yesterday my husband and I were in Reading, Pa for the day and decided to visit here. Amazing to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Warminster, Pennsylvania
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Beautiful View. Nice History

This is worth the drive up the mountain. Beautiful view and great history displayed in the pagoda... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Pennsylvania Dutch Country, Pennsylvania
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98 Duryea Drive, Reading, PA
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed March 19, 2010

Pagoda in Reading is a wonderful site to see up close! Don't go there alone though. It is now a place where many people go that are looking for risky sex in the wood nearby.Its a shame the city can't make better use of some...More

7  Thank thetruthteller_10
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Reviewed August 8, 2017

Wow what a great view of the area from the Pagoda. I went on a Saturday afternoon around 5pm in June 2017. Unfortunately my enjoyment was ruined by the people just "hanging out" there. My "sense that something isn't safe" here kicked in. It seemed...More

5  Thank purplehorse13
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Yesterday my husband and I were in Reading, Pa for the day and decided to visit here. Amazing to see a Pagoda this lovely in Pennsylvania. The view was lovely especially since the leaves were changing colors. I did not go to the top but...More

Thank retiredfrwork
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is worth the drive up the mountain. Beautiful view and great history displayed in the pagoda itself. You can also drive down the road to the fire tower. If it's open, you can climb the stairs and look out of the top. As you...More

1  Thank kmbracy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I didn’t go into the gift shop but I’ve been twice, once during the day and once at night. Beautiful view. At night it’s lit up and pretty cool to look at.

Thank Joan L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As a child visiting Reading outlets, I always wondered about the pagoda we could see on the top of the mountain. Finally got a group of friends to go and it was fun. Climbed the 87 steps to the top and enjoyed the view. Neat...More

Thank renarr
Reviewed September 25, 2018 via mobile

We be at Penn Mountain visiting the great Reading, PA Pagoda Hotel. Through the hotel is non-operational the building itself is a magnificent example of the majestic architectural symmetry of that place we call The Far East...... Also the stark winter view is quite lovely......EC

Thank Edward C
Reviewed September 20, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I drove up to the Pagoda knowing it would not be open that day. But the weather was so lovely we decided to go for the view. We were really happy with the experience. Also the Pagoda itself is a lovely site.

Thank ReggieDowningtown
Reviewed September 1, 2018 via mobile

It's really off the beaten path and requires driving in deep woods. Even with signs it can be hard to find. However once there the views are great even from the bottom. Benches are out in a little pathway under the Pagoda. Inside the Pagoda...More

Thank Justin W
Reviewed August 26, 2018

This place has special meaning to me since I visited it over 60 years ago with my parents and brother. To see it perfectly preserved now was wonderful. Volunteers take care of and oversee it for all to enjoy. Check it out, I believe you...More

Thank Nancy M
Reviewed August 22, 2018 via mobile

Unusual attraction. Old building on top of the mountains. Nice view of the city. A little run down but worth the drive.

Thank edspotts1
Reviewed August 20, 2018 via mobile

I love driving up the hill to get to this uniquely placed structure! Like something out of Japan, the Pagoda in Reading seems out of place but had become iconic to the area! Very neat place for the whole family to see and snap some...More

Thank Roxann C
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Justin W
November 22, 2017|
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Response from tank1050 | Reviewed this property |
The Pagoda is actually located east of the city and it is fairly isolated. You can get there without going through the downtown parts of Reading
September 7, 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!
August 7, 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.