There’s so much happening in Berks County that you are bound to have a great time! Below, you will find only a partial listing from the Berks County Convention and Visitors Bureau website. To find out more, visit www.readingberkspa.com.
Crystal Cave Park
963 Crystal Cave Rd
Kutztown, PA 19530
Famous Crystal Cave Park is the most popular attraction in Pennsylvania. Discovered in 1871, the cave is fun and educational for people of all ages.
Dutch Hex Tours
PO Box 306
Kutztown, PA 19530
800-HEX-TOUR A trip through Northern Berks County, the land of the “Fancy” Pennsylvania Dutch, will take you through fertile countryside where hundred year old Pennsylvania German barns are decorated with a unique folk art design, referred to as hex signs. Also called Barn art, the hex sign area includes all of Berks and Lehigh, and portions of seven adjacent counties. The heaviest concentrations are found in the area of Old Route 22-The Hex Tour Highway.
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
1700 Hawk Mountain Rd
Kempton, PA 19529
Located along the Appalachian Flyway in east-central Pennsylvania, Hawk Mountain Sanctuary is the world’s first refuge for birds of prey. Open year-round, visitors enjoy scenic vistas, 8-miles of ridge and valley trails, a Visitor Center, Bookstore, and native plant garden, and the chance to observe the annual autumn migration of an average 18,000 hawks, eagles and falcons.
PA German Cultural Heritage Center
22 Luckenbill Road
Kutztown, PA 19530
The Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center at Kutztown University is a place, a museum, and a year-round program. The Center represents the commitment of Kutztown University to the preservation of Pennsylvania German (“Pennsylvania Dutch”) history, folklore, and traditions. It is part of the University’s educational and cultural program. The Center is located on a 30-acre 19th century farmstead with a stone farm house, barn, and smaller buildings which have been authentically restored, a one-room schoolhouse, circa 1870, and the library, which contains genealogical, historical and cultural information.
Reading Public Museum
500 Museum Road
Reading, PA 19611
Journey from art to science, from culture to culture, from this world to outer space. All in one unique location. Discover a wonderful collection of Pennsylvania German folk art, come face to face with Nefer-ii-ne, an Egyptian mummy, stroll a beautiful 25-acre Arboretum or see billions of stars at the Reading Public Museum’s digitally enhanced Planetarium! The Natural Science galleries are filled with collections of insects, birds and dinosaur fossils. The Ancient Civilizations galleries feature treasures from ancient Greece, Rome and Egypt. The newly renovated Latin American Gallery explores Ritual Arts and Sacred Rites. Painting and sculpture galleries include works by Degas, Rodin, and masters of the European Renaissance. Additional galleries include North American Indian, Pacific Islands, Asian, Armor, and African
Conrad Weiser Homestead
28 Weiser Lane
Womelsdorf, PA 19567
The Conrad Weiser Homestead is a Pennsylvania state historic site located in Womelsdorf, Berks County, Pennsylvania which interprets the life of Conrad Weiser. Weiser was an 18th century German immigrant who served as an Indian interpreter and who helped coordinate Pennsylvania’s Indian policy. He played a major role in the history of colonial Pennsylvania.
Daniel Boone Homestead
400 Daniel Boone Road
Birdsboro, PA 19508
The Daniel Boone Homestead, located near Reading, Pennsylvania, is a state historic site which preserves a number of historic structures. The Homestead offers many historic programs and exhibits, preserves 579 acres of open space, and provides passive recreational areas. Daniel Boone’s parents first settled the site in 1730 and the region was populated by many diverse people — English, Welsh, Scots-Irish, Germans, Swedes, Huguenots and Lenape Indians. Daniel was born here in 1734 and spent his first 16 years here before his family migrated to North Carolina.
Physical Address: 98 Duryea Drive, Reading, PA
Mailing Address: 815 Washington Street • Reading, PA • 19601
Sitting atop Mt Penn with a commanding view of the city, the pagoda has a rich and interesting history over the past century. Now, at the age of nearly 100 years, we are celebrating her longevity with lots of new ideas and activities to make our venerable symbol even more of a gathering place for residents and visitors alike.
Blue Marsh Lake
1268 Palisades Drive
Leesport, PA 19533
Operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, this popular recreation area is noted for its hiking, wildlife observation, picnicking, boating, and swimming.
Galen Hall Country Club
645 North Galen Hall Road
Wernersville, PA 19565
Our historic course features a 6271 yard par 72 course located in Wernersville, PA. The area was once a thriving spa and resort area which drew visitors from far afield, known for its peaceful rolling mountain scenery and cooler climate in summer. Galen Hall’s championship slope rating is 122 with a course rating of 70.2. The course was designed by Alexander Findlay, who was born in Scotland then emigrated to Philadelphia, and first opened to the public in 1911.
Golden Oaks Golf Club
10 Stonehenge Drive
Fleetwood, PA 19522
Golden Oaks Golf Club, located in Fleetwood, PA, is an 18-hole, 7,100-yard golf course featuring bent grass from tee to green. The challenging course, with more than 50 sand bunkers and four one-acre ponds, will captivate players of all skill levels from beginning to end. Golden Oaks was rated by Golf Digest with “4 Stars” as one of the country’s “Places to Play” for 2008. Come and see what all of the fuss is about!
Willow Hollow Golf Course
619 Prison Road
Leesport, PA 19533
Willow Hollow Golf Course was built in the 1950’s by Dr. Harvey Haupt. The course was then purchased in 1977 by the Jones family. With the picturesque views and a great golf course players of all skill levels will have an enjoyable, challenging round of golf here at Willow Hollow.