Reading, Pa is a city located in Berks County that covers 10.3 square miles and has more than 85,000 residents. Farming is the main industry with the rich soil and good climate. The summers are usually hot and the winters can be very cold with lots of snowfall. Food production and processing employs most people there. The outlet industry is so large that Reading was named The Original Outlet Capital of the World. It produces millions of dollars annually to the economy with tourism. The Reading, Pa yellow pages can provide you with a visitors guide, calendar of events, things to do,, and places to eat and stay. You also have access to printable coupons that can save you some money.
In 1833 the Reading Railroad was constructed. It was one of the first railroads built in the United States. It hauled anthracite coal from the mines in northeastern Pennsylvania to Philadelphia. A very profitable business since coal was used to heat homes at that time. The Reading Railroad Heritage Museum is located in Hamburg, Pa. just north of Reading. On display are locomotives, freight cars, and passenger cars. You can take a tour of the train yard and view the old lanterns used on the railroad. At the gift shop you can purchase collectibles and gifts. You can find this and many more businesses on the Reading, Pa. business directory.
The Sovereign Center located on 7th and Penn Street holds concerts, family events, and sporting events. Built in 2001, it is home to the Reading Royals, an ice skating team and the Reading Express, an indoor football team. There is entertainment for all ages. Concerts have been recently held with famous performers like Neil Diamond and Lynyrd Skynyrd. Disney on Ice shows and Professional Bull Riders are among others. The Sovereign Center can hold 4,500 patrons. The center provides free of charge building tours. It usually takes 30 minutes to tour the Performing Arts Center with a question and answer session. A guided tour of the Sovereign Center takes approximately 1 hour. The tours can not be held during scheduled events. Make sure you have a reservation and let them know what building you would like to tour.
Written by Lyndsey Morgan
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