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Classic shows independent works and Broadway-style musicals are featured at the Genesius Theatre. Along with popular touring shows with a professional cast the theater encourages local community auditions for select performances.
Ghost Tours of Phoenixville
Offering a variety of stops Ghost Tours of Phoenixville is ideal for both history buffs and ghost enthusiasts alike. Tours include an informative guide with visits to old Forge Theater the library and haunted homes.
The 10 000-seat Giant Center is home to the Hershey Bears hockey club and also hosts concerts and large-scale entertainments. Weekend public skates give visitors a chance to experience the ice surface firsthand.
Glen Providence Park
Situated on 33 acres of hillsides Glen Providence Park features a duck pond streams and hiking trails through wooded terrain. The park provides an area suitable for picnics fishing sledding nature study and wildlife viewing.
Godfrey's -- Welcome to Dogdom
A very special place where you and your dog can come to shop, relax and play. At Godfrey’s, you’ll find handcrafted creations, jewelry, artwork, apparel, toys, natural foods, gourmet treats, outdoor adventure gear, and many other delightful surprises, all creatively displayed in our 1867 restored stone house. Our selection is strongly focused on items made in the USA, many handcrafted by regional juried artists. If you love dogs, you’ll love Godfrey’s…we're so much more than a canine store!
GoggleWorks Center for the Arts
One of the largest, most comprehensive interactive community arts and cultural resource centers in the country. Located in downtown Reading, GoggleWorks offers an exceptional opportunity for everyone to experience and learn about the arts in working studio environments. Inside, you'll find four galleries, artist studios, dance and music studios, a wood shop, photography classroom, film theatre, glass-blowing facility, and ceramic and jewelry studios along with a cafe, gift shop, and office space for community arts and cultural organizations. Free parking. No admission fee. It's a whole city block where art happens. Visit the GoggleWorks open house event on the Second Sunday of every month.
Golden Cue Lounge
Opened in 1985 the Golden Cue Lounge is a pool hall frequented by locals and visitors alike. Guests at the lounge commonly enjoy playing billiards having drinks and listening to the weekly live music played there.
Golden Oaks Golf Club
Golden Oaks Golf Club and Restaurant is located on 662, just south of Fleetwood, Pa. and route 12. Golden Oaks is a Semi-Private Golf Club. Open to the public all year! The Golf Course is a 7,100 Championship Course with both Ladies and Senior tees, as well as three Men’s tees that enables players of all skill levels to enjoy their game.
Home to the only surviving residence of a former Colonial Pennsylvania Governor Graeme Park is a magical piece of land. The beautiful home sits on 42-acres of land that includes lush grassy hills a garden and a serene lake.
Greater Reading Alliance of Community Theatres
The Alliance believes that theatre in Reading is high-quality, community-oriented, educational, and entertaining. The mission of the Alliance is to serve the needs of the Greater Reading theatre groups – by identifying, growing, and sharing the resources that each needs to be successful. Specifically, the Alliance strives to build, acquire and cultivate our ideal venue for performing, rehearsing, and operating; educate and develop actors, staff and crew; and raise the quality and enjoyment of theatre in Reading.
Greater Reading Chamber of Commerce & Industry
The Greater Reading Chamber of Commerce & Industry is a membership organization comprised of nearly 1,500 businesses. We lead the business community by offering small to large business assistance, community development, membership services and legislative advocacy.
Greater Reading Economic Partnership
Economic development is the lifeblood of every community. It creates jobs, builds neighborhoods, supports businesses and provides a higher quality of life. Greater Reading Economic Partnership drives economic development in our community. Our mission is to attract, retain and grow businesses in Greater Reading. We align businesses with opportunities to help them be something greater.
Greater Reading Merchandiser
“Bringing your Community Together Each Week” with a distribution of over 89,000 homes, the Greater Reading Merchandisers feature business offerings, activities and classifieds. Published by Kapp Advertising family of publications.
Green Dragon Farmer's Market
Green Dragon Farmer's Market is a market and auction featuring the produce and wares of over 400 vendors. Produce foodstuffs antiques housewares and clothing are all featured with seven shared buildings and a collection of one-off shops.
A fine dining restaurant set in the former Park Hotel, built circa 1880. Innovative menu choices change seasonally to bring you only the freshest, organic items in contemporary dining. Seasonal outdoor dining, extensive wine list, eclectic bar menu, full service dinner menu, vegan and gluten free menu items available. Live entertainment every Friday night. The main dining room was used as a speakeasy and gambling hall during Prohibition. Today, The Greystone offers lite fare and dinner menus (including vegan and gluten-free selections) that change several times throughout the year.
Gring’s Mill Recreation Area
The historic buildings at Gring's Mill Recreation Area house the Berks County Parks and Recreation Department's administration and maintenance offices. An information center, group meeting facilities, snack bar, and restrooms are located in the adjoining barn. Recreation facilities include six tennis courts, a softball field, an eighteen station exercise course, and one sand volleyball court. A game court area features volleyball and shuffleboard courts, quoits, and horseshoe pits.
Gulph Mills Tennis Club
Gulph Mills Tennis Club features six indoor well-maintained high-visibility US Open Blue courts with a viewing gallery for off-court time full locker rooms and pro-shop. Clinics lessons leagues and party-rentals are also available.
Haines Mill Museum
The mill at Haines Mill Museum dates back to 1760. Restored as a working grist mill museum in 1972 visitors can now watch a water turbine and rolling equipment operated by water power supplied from a mill race. Open Saturday and Sunday May through September.
Hampton Inn Reading/Wyomissing
We know balancing family, friends, work and free time keeps you busy. We want to help you start your day off right. Whether you’re visiting for business or pleasure, you’ll always get a clean and fresh Hampton bed®, free high-speed internet access, free, hot breakfast served daily with fresh-baked waffles and hearty oatmeal with toppings, friendly, helpful service and more – for one rate. Guaranteed. If you're not satisfied, we don't expect you to pay. That's our commitment and your guarantee. That's 100% Hampton®.
Hancock Street Park
Set on 11.5 acres Hancock Street Park offers a peaceful community retreat. Paved and wooded trails meander along open grassy spaces leading to a small lake where visitors can enjoy picnics the playground or gazebo.
Hard Rock Cafe
The Hard Rock Café in Philadelphia offers fun food and music for the whole family. A themed menu music memorabilia and live entertainment from bands and the wait staff all make Hard Rock one of the biggest restaurant attractions in the city.
Harley-Davidson Motor Company
York Pennsylvania is home to one of the factories owned by the Harley-Davidson Motor Company. This facility produces several Harley models including the Trike and Softail. Free one-hour tours are available.
Located on the Chester waterfront is Harrah's Casino. Players can enjoy an extensive selection of slot machines video poker and live table games as well as horse race betting that the casino is famed for.
Hawk Mountain B&B
Located in Pennsylvania’s scenic Blue Mountain valley, in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch Country, is the Hawk Mountain Bed & Breakfast: a lodge that combines the finest European bed and breakfast tradition with American comfort. Built by the owners, Jim and Judy Gaffney in 1988, the Bed & Breakfast has eight units, each with private bath, full climate controls and views overlooking the foothills of the Blue Mountain.
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Hawk Mountain is a scientific research center, an international conservation training site, a learning facility for all ages, an eco-tourism destination, a wildlife sanctuary open to the public year-round, and the world's largest member-supported raptor conservation organization. It is one of the best places in northeastern North America to view the annual autumn hawk migration.
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
World famous outdoor destination for hiking, scenic views, hawk watching and more. Open daily, year round. National natural landmark featuring a Visitor Center, bookstore, trails, and overlooks. Programs throughout the year listed on our website.
Hay Creek Festival
Attractions 8 am to 5 pm daily. Free shuttle busses run continuously to and from the event.
The Hay Creek Festival takes pride in offering authentic traditional crafts with daily demonstrations and interpretations. These 18th & 19th century crafts are some of the finest seen on the east coast. These period crafts include spinning, weaving, papermaking, broom making, glassblowing, tinsmithing, pottery making, and a one of a kind pit saw demonstration.
Visitors will also experience early American life as they tour the historic Joanna Furnace iron plantation and relive an iron-making community that is 200 years old. Guests will see a “Smithy” shape iron in the Blacksmith Shop, talk to the furnace moulder in the Casting House about making the Joanna 10-plate stoves, visit the storekeeper in the Office/Store Building to see the latest products offered for sale, and experience what life was like for the collier at the Charcoal Barn Museum. Hay Creek’s archaeologists will be unraveling the past at the Wheelwright Shop archaeological site.
Hay Creek Valley Historical Association
Our Association was organized in 1975 with an objective "to promote within our community an understanding of and appreciation for our local heritage." In 1979 and 1980 Hay Creek acquired the historic Joanna Furnace property from Bethlehem Steel and has broadened our mission to include the preservation and restoration of this treasured 18th & 19th century iron making community. Today, the organization is 1,000 members strong and relies on volunteer efforts and donations to preserve the history of the Hay Creek Valley. We invite you to visit us by "stepping back in time" and reliving the important history that surrounds our community.
We are open Monday through Friday and select days on the weekend.
Hazleton Historical Society Museum
Located in downtown Hazleton the Hazleton Historical Society Museum showcases anthracite mining exhibits Pennsylvanian Indian artifacts and local memorabilia. The museum also contains a research library with its own genealogy branch.
Housed in an 1840's era Grist Mill today's Hedgerow Theatre was redesigned as a repertory theatre in 1923. The venue features award-winning productions throughout the year holds special presentations for children and is an integral part of the community.
Heller's Hillside Hideaway
Enjoy your stay in the picturesque, peaceful countryside, in a one-bedroom cottage located on a farm. Full kitchen and living room combination with a loft upstairs. Ideal for quiet getaways, romantic weekends and film location shoots. Call 610-693-6160 for rental information.
Heritage Center Museum of Lancaster County
The Heritage Center Museum of Lancaster County collects preserves and then interprets the history of Lancaster County through its permanent collection and annual exhibitions. The site also serves as the Lancaster Quilt and Textile Museum with locally crafted decorative arts.
The history of Bethlehem can be enjoyed while walking running or biking the Heritage Trail. The trail travels past two National Historic Landmarks and exhibits an abundance of different buildings and communities that encompass three centuries of the industrial era.
Hershey Area Playhouse
Established in 1999 the Hershey Area Playhouse entertains locals and visitors with quality stage productions put forth by local talent. The playhouse puts out its own newsletter to keep members informed of upcoming happenings and productions for the coming season.
Hershey Country Club - West Course
Offering four courses in total the picturesque Hershey Country Clubs West Course features unique views and challenges. The course winds players through dense trees and bright green fairways with one hole sitting atop the hill on the front lawn of the Milton Hershey Estate.
Hershey Symphony Orchestra
The Hershey Symphony Orchestra is an 80+ member orchestra which performs out of the Hershey Theater. Attractions include three concert masterworks and three concert POPS performances yearly an educational strings program and occasional special events.
Milton Hershey employed nearly 600 workers during the Great Depression and one of the buildings they created was the Hershey Theater. The theater containing four different types of marble bas-relief ceilings and gold arched ceilings fashioned after St. Mark's Cathedral is used for Broadway shows concerts and classical music.
Hershey Trolley Works
Guests can take an hour tour of Hersey on a green trolley while listening to costumed singing conductors. The tour passes the birthplace of Milton Hershey his mansion and the original chocolate factory.
Hershey's Chocolate World
When the Hershey Factory could no longer hold the number of guests that wanted to tour it the company created Hershey's Chocolate World. Visitors can take a ten-minute chocolate tour ride make their own candy bars go on a trolley ride around Hershey participate in chocolate tasting groups and shop.
Milton S. Hershey originally founded Hershey Park in 1905 as a place for his employees to have picnics and soon started adding thrill rides. The park is open to the public and has 68 rides including 11 roller coasters.
Hill Top Miniature Golf
A family-owned miniature golf course that has been in business since 1968 Hill Top Miniature Golf offers whimsically-designed holes with a variety of challenges and obstacles. Refreshments are also available.
Historic Joanna Furnace
Visit this 19th Century ironmaking community... an historic remnant of Berks County's thriving early iron industry. Step back into a time where the aroma of hickory and pine fires and coal-fired steam engines permeated the woods and hills. Annual Fall Festival is held the first weekend after Labor Day.
Historic Preservation Trust of Berks County
Formed in 1964, the Trust is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to preserve and maintain historic sites and structures in Berks County as memorial to the character and fortitude of American colonists. The Trust cares for eight 18th-century buildings throughout the county. Guided tours by appointment.