The City of Reading, Pennsylvania was founded in 1748. Reading is known as "The Pretzel City" due to the vast amount of pretzels being produced by the mid 20th century. Today you can still find a host of pretzel bakeries around the city to enjoy fresh baked gourmet pretzels! Reading is home to the Reading Pagoda, a beautiful 7-story landmark styled after Japanese architecture. The Reading Pagoda was built in 1908 and even has a cafe to enjoy the mountainside views while you dine. The city has plenty of entertainment options to choose from. The Reading Public Museum offers hands-on learning, has a beautiful 25-acre arboretum and also houses the amazing Neag Planetarium. The exquisite GoggleWorks Center for the Arts offers free admission and parking, a store, workshops, classes, a theatre, galleries and a cafe! The beauty of nature can be found in the 665 acres of Nolde Forest, Angelica Creek Park or the Hawk Mountain Sanctuary. Dueling Pianos International is available for show bookings in Reading, Pennsylvania and the surrounding area!