What to do and see in Apollo, United States: The Best Places and Tips

February 6, 2018 Deane Carmody

Apollo is a borough in Armstrong County, Pennsylvania, United States, 35 miles (56 km) northeast of Pittsburgh in a former coal-mining region. Apollo was settled in 1790, laid out in 1816, and incorporated as a borough in 1848. The population was 1,647 at the 2010 census.
Restaurants in Apollo

1. Wooden Door Winery

Greenwood Road, New Kensington, PA
Excellent
73%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 59 reviews

Wooden Door Winery

Reviewed By SouthhillsCritic - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

My wife and I travel to different wineries all over Pennsylvania, WV, and Ohio, and every state that we are visiting on vacation we find a winery. This one has been our radar for some time. On Saturday, we finally decided to try this place out.

This is the new location. Do not be confused it is in a church. The lower part is very nice. The bar setup is a decent size to allow yourself the ability to try out the different wines that they have available. What is nice about this place is that they do have 3 beers on tap. This is good for those men who do not like wine. This attracts people to your location.

They do not have a restaurant, but they did have a catering service that offered small food items such as meat and cheese tray, and smaller appetizer items.

I tried all of the reds except a Pingo Grigio on the whites and they were great. My wife tried the whites and they were good. Rarely do we visit a winery where all of the wines we try we liked. I will say if you like dry reds the Shiraz is different. It's dry, but at the end, it's semi-sweet.

The waiters were very nice at the place. We purchased a bottle of the Chardonnay to drink at the location and purchased a 1/2 case to go. The only thing is that I asked for a Pino and didn't realize until I left that I received a Corot Noir instead. It was a mistake no big deal. One thing is the wine list I have attached the photo. Some of the wines aren't available to taste but to purchase.

2. The River's Edge

3158 River Rd, Leechburg, PA 15656-4802
Excellent
100%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 2 reviews

The River's Edge

Reviewed By Jim G - Lower Burrell, Pennsylvania

River's Edge rents & sells kayaks & canoes. They will provide a life jacket & transportation to your launch & pickup at your ending location. The owners Evelyn and Neill Andritz are 2 of the nicest people you will ever meet. There are excursions for the beginner & experienced. You can take a short trip on the river or spend the entire day. Bring a camera as the entire trip is unbelievably scenic. Be sure to bring a waterproof bag to store food, snacks & your camera. Plenty of liquids is a must, (no alcohol), ice & a first aid kit as a safety precaution. Wear shoes that are conducive to being in the water & a non skid sole. The rocks are covered with algae and as slippery as ice. There may be low water spots where you have to exit the canoe or kayak & drag it for a few minutes. Or you may get stuck on a rock & have to exit. Bring snacks & pack a lunch. There are any places along the Kiski River where you can pull ashore, eat your lunch & enjoy the peace and quiet. Take your time, relax, rest your arms, enjoy the scenery & the quiet.

3. Rosecourt Winery

1637 State Route 56, Spring Church, PA 15686-9728 +1 724-478-4373
Excellent
25%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
25%
Poor
0%
Terrible
50%
Overall Ratings

2.5 based on 4 reviews

Rosecourt Winery

RoseCourt Winery opened its doors on September 6, 2014. It is owned and operated by Julie Brown and Brad Gerano are both life-long residents of the area. Our winery will be open year-round and can seat 100 people inside a picturesque, warm and inviting area that is showcased in wood and stone. Cozy up on our couch in front of our large, gas fireplace on the cold winter and fall nights and read a book or plan a small get-together in our private party room that seats twenty-four. However, in the spring and summer, why sit inside when you can enjoy RoseCourt Winery's eighty-foot waterfall/stream that they plan to extend as well as add fire pits for gathering. Sit with fifty of your closest friends on the patio and enjoy the outdoors and sounds of nature. Oh, and the wine is fabulous too!

Reviewed By Steve G - New Kensington, Pennsylvania

My wife and I are amateur wine makers that love visiting wineries. We were very excited to have another local winery open that is within a 20 minute drive of our home. We were impressed at the size of this winery (converted church) that is very nice and you can tell a lot of work has gone into it. HOWEVER, the wines are another story... These are kits wines that I believe the wine maker has jacked up the alcohol content. They taste like medicine but what was more upsetting is the owner told us these are "juices from North East" What a lie. I have made 2 of the 5 wines offered!!! If this place is successful my wife and I agreed we should open our own winery.. Their prices are $14 per bottle of spiked wine kit wine. We hoped for so much more and our excitement turned to disappointment and the lying of the owners made us upset when we left. We will not be going back and we were so hoping this was going to be a frequent place to visit.

4. Riverside Drive-in Vandergrift Pa

Route 66, Vandergrift, PA +1 724-568-1250
Excellent
68%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 15 reviews

Riverside Drive-in Vandergrift Pa

Reviewed By smittyPGH3 - Vandergrift, Pennsylvania

The drive-in is fantastic. They are always very busy as they are the only drive-in in the Kiski Valley. They typically show 2 movies per night starting when it is dark. You are allowed to bring food and drinks, but the concession stand is very convenient and can fulfill any of your wants. The staff is very courteous and will help with anything you need. The value cannot be beat. They charge $8 for adults and $4 for kids. Even if you stay for just 1 movie, tickets are extremely cheap. Plus, you experience something different and that has value in itself. A must do for families and romantics alike in the summer.

5. Crooked Creek Lake

Crooked Creek Dam Road, Ford City, PA 16226 +1 724-763-3161
Excellent
50%
Good
50%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 4 reviews

Crooked Creek Lake

Reviewed By AJVaughnDOTcom - Phoenix Arizona

What a great spot for some landscape photography. I'd prefer it if I could have come during the summer, though taking photos of some ducks was still neat. For a lake the beach looked wonderful. I'd spend the day here if I could.
I can only imagine how nice it would be to spend some time in a boat just rowing or fishing. Both would be nice after a nice nap on the beach.

6. Kiski Junction Railroad

48 Railroad Street, Schenley, PA 15682 +1 724-295-5577
Excellent
43%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
3%
Terrible
13%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 29 reviews

Kiski Junction Railroad

Take an hour-long scenic ride through the beautiful Pennsylvania countryside on this railroad.

Reviewed By TFopinion - Pennsylvania

This is a very basic railroad with a simple depot and nondescript location but operated by a staff dedicated to making your train ride the best it can be. Our experience was with a bus tour on a railroading ramble in Ohio and Pennsylvania.

This short line going to the dam isn't the most scenic - rough looking houses/shacks, abandoned buildings but along the river - but the narrative provided along the way is priceless. The folks operating the Kiski appear to have lived most, if not all, their lives here so their narrative combines not only the visual but also unique insights into local history that only they could share. They do a great job.

Once you reach the dam and stop for pictures, you head south (I think) back past the depot and to the bridge where they stop the train over the river for a short while. There are both inside cars as well as a covered, open air car. Trip time is about 1 1/2 hours, I believe. As a fan of old short lines and engines, this was fun complimented by a great staff.

3563 Balsiger Rd, Apollo, PA 15613-8915 +1 724-478-5478
Excellent
50%
Good
50%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 2 reviews

The Links at Spring Church

Reviewed By Paul507 - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

This is a beautifully maintained course. The holes are challenging and well laid out. As the name suggests it's a links style course with tall grass on just about every hole. One of the things that sets a course apart is when there is actual sand in the sand traps and not hard-pan, and they have sand you can hit out of. Hopefully the situation won't come up very often. The tree lined drive on the way to the clubhouse is something you don't see everyday too.

The restaurant/bar is spacious and the service was quick.

All in all, an enjoyable experience.

8. Saltsburg Baptist Church

2821 State Route 286, PA 15681-2473 +1 724-639-9232
Excellent
100%
Good
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Satisfactory
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 3 reviews

Saltsburg Baptist Church

Reviewed By Catman22

Bold and powerful preaching. Super friendly folks. Great children's program! No gimmicks, no games, no gossip. Just the way church should be. A place where God is honored and where His Word is taken seriously!

9. Learn2Glide

999 Shellhammer Rd, Apollo, PA 15613-8017 +1 334-245-4332

Western Pennsylvania's only hang gliding school is based right here in Pittsburgh! Whether you've never touched a glider before or want to get certified to fly solo, Learn2Glide can get you in the air!

10. The Coffee Pot

Business Route 30, Bedford, PA
Excellent
33%
Good
46%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 112 reviews

The Coffee Pot

Reviewed By Robin S

This was just a must see for me! Being a lover of coffee that I am my friends knowing me the way that
They do I could not pass up a chance to get my picture taken with this gigantic coffee pot. The fact that it's located right next to the local dirt track just a big huge plus

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