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“Make Sure You Go To The Top Floor”
Review of Pagoda

Pagoda
Ranked #2 of 23 things to do in Reading
Certificate of Excellence
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Reading,PA
Level 6 Contributor
97 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Make Sure You Go To The Top Floor”
Reviewed 21 April 2012

As a lifelong resident of Reading,PA,we take having the Pagoda with little regard until you decide to revisit this 100 year old landmark.The gift shop and snack area are very well kept,clean and has quite a selection.The walk up the steps to the top has something of interest for history buffs of all ages.
The top floor will give an incredible view of the city below and the outlying areas.It is not the same as it was in the 60's when I would hike up the mountain every Saturday,just to go to the top of the Pagoda when I got there.There has been quite a lot of build-up in those years and what was once a panorama of trees and color is now concrete,steel and glass.
It still gives the visitor a tingle inside just climbing the steps of this majestic mountain top creation.
Visitor hours are limited.If staying overnight in the Reading area,take a drive up Skyline Drive and bring your camera.The Pagoda,lit up at night is a photo for all ages.The Observation Tower is also worth a trip past and is slightly more than a mile away.

Visited March 2012
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Aliso Viejo, California
Level 3 Contributor
8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“what a way to enjoy the city”
Reviewed 15 April 2012

I love taking my son here.... great place to enjoy the city & have lunch

Visited April 2012
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Philadelphia
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Visual Experience, Not an Activity”
Reviewed 11 April 2012

Note, my most recent visit was October 2011, however, I live in Philadelphia and thus have been to Reading and to see the pagoda a number of times. The pagoda is interesting, and a clime to the top provides an excellent view, but that's about all there is to it. If you are in Reading, then it's worth the effort to see it, however, it is not worth the effort to travel to Reading just to see it, you will find yourself with very little to do.

Visited October 2011
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Thank vmsPhiladelphia
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Allentown, PA.
Level 5 Contributor
49 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Interesting......Once inside,”
Reviewed 27 March 2012

Ohter visits, just great destination & mountaintop view. (Look for Stokesay Castle signs, AND German-themed fun club next to Stokesay)!!

Visited August 2011
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Birdsboro, Pennsylvania
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great Views and sunsets!”
Reviewed 22 February 2012

Neat old building and great views of Reading and countryside. Limited tour hours.

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Thank mikro
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