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Pagoda, Reading

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Architectural Building · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
The Pagoda is a novelty building, built atop the south end of Mount Penn overlooking Reading, Pennsylvania, United States. It has been a symbol of the city for more than a century.

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  • Oh what a night! We decided to explore one of the highly visible landmarks of the greater Reading area and couldn’t stop taking photos as the sun was setting... We were transported. Hard to believe...  more »
  • I grew up in Reading and as a kid we always knew when we were "home" when we could see the Pagoda lite up at night from the bypass. This is a great pic spot night or day. You have to visit both times.  more »
  • A great landmark and wonderful place to visit. The views are spectacular and really need to be experienced! I really wish people didn't go there to trash the back trails, though. Stinks when I take my kid there and he almost steps on glass shards, old condoms and fast food containers. It's such a great landmark for our community, I just wish people were more respectful of it.
  • We saw this sitting on top of the mountain. There were directional signs that said PAGODA so we followed thinking there must be a cool history behind it. It was easy to find, but once there we found no history, no staff, no signs....nothing. You can walk around it, take pics of the amazing view, but you will learn nothing about it except it can be rented for private parties. Go check it out and see what you can.

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