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The Central Pennsylvania African-American Museum [http://www.cpafricanamericanmuseum.org/] is in the old AME Church (the sixth one in the world) and features an actual hide-out tunnel that was part of the Underground Railroad used by escaping slaves during the pre-Civil War era.
 
The Central Pennsylvania African-American Museum [http://www.cpafricanamericanmuseum.org/] is in the old AME Church (the sixth one in the world) and features an actual hide-out tunnel that was part of the Underground Railroad used by escaping slaves during the pre-Civil War era.
  
The Golden Age Air Museum, in the far reaches of Berks County; nestled at the foot of the Blue Mountains in Bethel, Pa, features many antique airplanes, most built before 1930, and many still flown today. The museum offers Barnstorming Biplane rides and Flying Circus Air Show several times per year.
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The Golden Age Air Museum, in the far reaches of Berks County; nestled at the foot of the Blue Mountains in Bethel, Pa, features many antique airplanes, most built before 1930, and many still flown today. Barnstorming Biplane rides are available by appointment, and a Flying Circus Air Show occurs several times per year.
  
 
Every September, the Lions Club hosts an antique car show in Strausstown; Directly off of I-78.
 
Every September, the Lions Club hosts an antique car show in Strausstown; Directly off of I-78.
  
Several attractions can be seen atop Mount Penn, overlooking the city. The fire tower, which has been recently restored, and the trademark Pagoda[http://www.readingpagoda.com], which also houses various artwork. The Pagoda was originally intended to be a luxury hotel. Unfortunately, when the application for a license to serve alcohol was denied the luxury inn never materialized and the building went into the hands of a local bank.
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Mount Penn has atop of it skyline drive, which has many very scenic
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views of Reading. Along it are the fire tower, which has been recently restored and offers the best view of the city, and the trademark Pagoda[http://www.readingpagoda.com], which also houses various artwork. The Pagoda was originally intended to be a luxury hotel. Unfortunately, when the application for a license to serve alcohol was denied the luxury inn never materialized and the building went into the hands of a local bank.
  
 
West Reading, across the river, has a thriving arts scene and Penn Avenue is host to many independent cafés and stores.  
 
West Reading, across the river, has a thriving arts scene and Penn Avenue is host to many independent cafés and stores.  
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*<see name="Reading Pet Expo" alt="" address="2525 N. 12th Street, Reading, PA 19605" directions="" phone="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Located in Berks County, the Greater Reading area is a convenient destination with easy access to major roadways I-78, Rt. 222, Rt. 422 and the PA Turnpike -  a quick connect to Philadelphia, Harrisburg, Baltimore, and Allentown. The Greater Reading Expo Center is one of the largest privately owned expo facilities on the east coast with more than 225,000 sq. feet on one floor with over 3000 free on-site parking spaces. This show has brought to Pennsylvania a versatile show, which entertains, educates and offers opportunities for both the general public and pet enthusiasts. </see>
 
*<see name="Reading Pet Expo" alt="" address="2525 N. 12th Street, Reading, PA 19605" directions="" phone="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Located in Berks County, the Greater Reading area is a convenient destination with easy access to major roadways I-78, Rt. 222, Rt. 422 and the PA Turnpike -  a quick connect to Philadelphia, Harrisburg, Baltimore, and Allentown. The Greater Reading Expo Center is one of the largest privately owned expo facilities on the east coast with more than 225,000 sq. feet on one floor with over 3000 free on-site parking spaces. This show has brought to Pennsylvania a versatile show, which entertains, educates and offers opportunities for both the general public and pet enthusiasts. </see>
  
Reading and the surrounding area of Berks County have a beautiful park system. They have 13 parks to visit and enjoy, including Gring's Mill Recreation Area, the Union Canal Walking & Bicycle Trail, Kaercher Creek Park, Antietam Lake and the Berks County Heritage Center. They offer recreation and educational programs year-round. Whether you enjoy summer concerts in the park, festivals, or historical programs; There is something for all ages!
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Reading and the surrounding area of Berks County has a beautiful park system. They have 13 parks for you to visit and enjoy, including Gring's Mill Recreation Area, the Union Canal Walking & Bicycle Trail, Kaercher Creek Park, Antietam Lake and the Berks County Heritage Center. They offer recreation and educational programs year-round. Whether you enjoy summer concerts in the park, festivals or historical programs, they have something for everyone of all ages!
  
 
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