Wyomissing, Pennsylvania Things to Do in BerksCounty
An amazing amalgam of fun and free things to do abound for both kids and adults in the Reading, Pennsylvania area. Catch a professional hockey game or big-name music concert at the Sovereign Center Arena. Watch artists created and hear them describe their process at Goggleworks Art Gallery. Get up-close-and-personal with dazzling calcium crystals at Crystal Cave Park. Check out these and other Berks County attractions in the list below.
Mid-Atlantic Air Museum -
Learn all about Mid-Atlantic Aviation at this fascinating museum, which covers everything from the first manned balloon flight in Philadelphia in the 18th century to the space age. Manufacturers such as William Piper and Sherman Fairchild are highlighted as are some of aviation's pioneers like Clifford Ball and Eddie Rickenbacker. www.maam.org.
Goggleworks Art Gallery -
With 145,000 square feet of space that features galleries, dance and music studios, a glass- blowing facility, and a woodshop, Goggleworks Art Gallery is largest interactive arts center in America. In addition, there are 34 artist studios where the public can come and learn about the artists' process. www.goggleworks.org.
Sovereign Center Arena -
The Sovereign Center Arena is where the Reading Royals, an ECHL ice hockey team, and the Reading Express, an IFL indoor football team, play their home games. Other events include music concerts and family-friendly entertainment that have featured Neil Diamond, Blue Man Group, Kenney Chesney, and the American Idol Tour. www.sovereigncenter.com.
Sovereign Performing Arts Center -
The Reading Symphony Orchestra and the Broadway on 6th Street series is just the beginning of what the Sovereign Performing Arts Center offers. This world-class venue also hosts such top-name entertainers and shows as Willie Nelson, Jerry Seinfeld, David Copperfield, and Sesame Street Live. www.sovereigncenter.com.
Berks Jazz Fest -
Presented by the Berks Arts Council, the Berks Jazz Fest is comprised of more than 120 entertaining shows. Music styles range from jazz to blues to R & B. This annual event is attended by over 50,000 music lovers from around the globe. www.berksjazzfest.com
VF Outlet Center -
The VF Outlet Center began in 1970, making it the first collection of discount stores of its kind in the United States. Built where the former Berkshire Knitting Mills once stood, this popular shopping destination features a wide array of retailers, everything from the VF Outlet and Van Heusen to Tommy Hilfiger and Reebok. www.vfoutletcenter.com.
Antique Complex -
Located in nearby Fleetwood, Pennsylvania, the Antique Complex is rich in all types of unique treasures. Discover everything from china to glassware to collectibles. It's a great way to spend an afternoon and maybe even find something you just can't live without. 610.944.0707.
Pinnacle Dream Sports Complex -
Situated in Berks County, Pennsylvania, Pinnacle Dreams Sports Complex is a state-of-the-art, outdoor sports facility. There are four full-size baseball fields and four full-size softball fields. Plus, the three full-size multi-purpose fields are designed for soccer, field hockey, lacrosse, football, and rugby competitions. www.pinnacledsc.com.
Clover Hill Vineyards & Winery -
A small, family-owned operation in Pennsylvania's Lehigh Valley, Clover Hill Vineyards & Winery produces over 65,000 gallons of wine each year. For more than 20 years, this premium vintner has been crafting such quality varietals as Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, and Riesling. Come taste, tour, and explore. www.cloverhillwinery.com.
Crystal Cave Park -
Take an underground tour of the caves at Crystal Cave Park and you'll find yourself mesmerized by the glittering calcium crystals that adorn the walls. Afterwards stop by the Rock & Mineral Shop & Museum for a souvenir and a look at the 1891 "opera bus" that brought passengers to and from the train station. www.crystalcavepa.com.