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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 6 November 2018
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 22 October 2018
Pennsylvania Dutch Country, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Pagoda is a great place to visit. You can see the whole city when you use the standing binoculars they have there. You can also go inside and walk upstairs or do some shopping in the gift shop.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank purple1958
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Truth be told, I haven't visited the Pagoda in nearly 20 years. I've never been there during the day to see the so-called store open. For me, especially on nights like this night, the vibe at the Pagoda brings joy to my heart. It was...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Yellorose77
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very cultural with the large influence of Asian construction. Stunning views of the valley from the Mountain top. If you like landmarks you will enjoy this. Totally different then your surfside lighthouse.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank SocArmyBird
Reviewed 31 December 2018

Visually interesting, the Pagoda is a disappointing landmark in Reading. High on the hills, the drive up gives the bold a lovely view of the valley, but little else. There's a small, sad gift shop, but no food, seats or other offerings. It feels like...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank GeryM283
Reviewed 30 December 2018 via mobile

Most cities don’t have a pagoda, so this one is certainly an attraction unique to Reading. It’s a windy drive up the mountain, but once you get to the top, the view of the city is revealed.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank courtneylynn4
Reviewed 12 December 2018

Who would have expected to find a replica of a Japanese pagoda of Pennsylvania Dutch country but here it is. Build many years ago by a wealthy businessman from Reading, the Pagoda provides an amazing view of the City of Reading and land out to...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank jdreazen
Reviewed 10 December 2018

I'm always amazed by the people who have lived here for years and have never been to the pagoda. This is definitely a must see for our area. A quick trip up the stairs to beautiful views. Has a little shop with snacks, a penny...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 1orangetabbycat
Reviewed 6 November 2018 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

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 22 October 2018

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

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank kmbracy
Reviewed 13 October 2018 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.

Date of experience: September 2018
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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.
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!
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.