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Ten Cool Places to Visit on a Hot Summer Day in Berks County

Summer is here, and if you are a person who doesn’t like hot weather, you may be looking for a cool place to hang out and beat the heat. DAK Storage has composed this list of ten local places in Berks County where you can hide out in the air conditioning or cool yourself off with a splash in the pool.

Crystal Cave

Staying hidden by layers of rock is one way to hide from the heat of the sun. Crystal Cave in Kutztown is one of Pennsylvania’s most beautiful and popular natural attractions. At Crystal Cave, you can take a tour to learn about rock formations and how different crystals are formed. Plus, you can buy some sparkling treasures to decorate your home.

Website: http://www.crystalcavepa.com/

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Ozzy’s Family Fun Center

Ozzy’s is a family fun center on Pottsville Pike in Leesport that is a great place to visit for a family or group outing. They have plenty of indoor activities including laser tag, roller skating, rock climbing, a ropes course, sports courts and more. Ozzy’s has plenty of attractions that promote teamwork and togetherness and can help bring your team members or family closer together.

Website: http://www.ozzysffc.com/

Reading Public Museum

Located on Museum Road in Reading, the Reading Public Museum is one of the best places in Berks County to learn something new about history, science, or technology all while staying cool. With a variety of exhibits, a planetarium, and an arboretum, you can spend an entire day at the museum and stay out of the sun.

Website: http://www.readingpublicmuseum.org/

Goggle Works

If you are an artsy person, Goggle Works on Washington Street in Reading may become your favorite place to hang out on scorching summer days. Goggle Works has a variety of exhibits, a film theater, and various workshops that give you plenty of options to explore.

Website: http://www.goggleworks.org/

RC Reading Movies 11 & IMAX

Going to a movie theater is a classic way to relax inside on a hot day and if you want to see a movie, why not go to an IMAX theater where your favorite characters are projected larger than life? IMAX is a widescreen cinematography technique that broadcasts movies ten times larger and helps immerse you in the story. RC Reading Movies 11 & IMAX is located in Reading across from Goggle Works and is one of the coolest places in Berks County to watch a movie.

Website: http://rctheatres.com/location/10927/Reading-Movies-11-and-IMAX-Showtimes

The Works

On Bern Road in Wyomissing, you can find The Works. At The Works, all ages can play some arcade games, play in the trampoline center or just grab a bite to eat. They have climbing-tunnels for young children, and go-karts for teens and adults, making it a great choice for a family-friendly outing. On occasion, they also host live entertainment featuring various music acts and bands.

Website: http://workswyomissing.com/

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Santander Arena and Performing Arts Center

If you like the idea of going to see a band, Reading’s Santander Arena or Performing Arts Center is another great option for you to consider. They book all kinds of entertainment acts year round, including bands, comedians, magicians and sporting events. There are all sorts of interesting acts to discover at Santander Arena and Performing Arts Center.

Website: http://www.santander-arena.com/welcome#gotoashow

Reading Comedy Outlet and Heister Lanes

The Reading Comedy Outlet is the place to go for a laugh and some bowling. Located at Heister Lanes in Reading, the Reading Comedy Outlets hosts both open mic nights and professional comedians. If you want to show up early or stay later, you can also book a bowling game before or after the show. Find out who among your friends and family have the best aim all while enjoying some laughs and each other’s company.

Website: http://readingcomedyoutlet.com/

Website: http://www.hiesterlanes.com/

Mid-Atlantic Air Museum

To some, the Mid-Atlantic Air Museum may just sound like a place to view old airplanes, but it is a lot more than that. Each plane is linked to an inspiring story of great ideas, perseverance, and patriotism. The Mid-Atlantic Air Museum is located on Arnold Road in Reading and is a place where you can get inspired and learn about our nation’s heroes.

Website: http://www.maam.org/

Leesport Pool

If you want to be outside, but still want a way to cool off, why not try the Leesport Pool? You can bring your friends and family along and either just catch up with each other or challenge each other to various games. You can also rent out the pool and/or pavilion and have a picnic with delicious food. Either way, a dip in the Leesport Pool will help you cool off and have some good times.

Website: http://www.co.berks.pa.us/Muni/Leesport/Pages/SwimmingPool.aspx

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