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

December 25, 2017 Diedre Savory

Tarentum is a borough in Allegheny County in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. It is 22 miles (35 km) northeast of Downtown Pittsburgh, along the Allegheny River. Tarentum was an industrial center where plate glass and bottles were manufactured; bricks, lumber, steel and iron novelties, steel billets and sheets, sack and wrapping paper were also produced. The Pennsylvania Railroad operated a station in Tarentum; its rail line ran through the town. The population was 4,530 at the 2010 census. Two statues of Hebe, the Greek goddess of youth, are displayed by the borough in Tarentum.
Restaurants in Tarentum

1. Tour-Ed Coal Mine

748 Bull Creek Rd, Tarentum, PA 15084-3004 +1 724-224-4720
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5 based on 34 reviews

Tour-Ed Coal Mine

Reviewed By tinky1242013 - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

My mother and I went here on a rainy day in Pennsylvania. The museum is great with many things that have become antiques and miner's equipment. The staff is very helpful and nice. The tour inside the mine was informative with many mining equipment still in operating use. The train got stuck coming out of the mine due to the battery running down too low. but the staff got the train running within minutes and we safely arrived out with no harm. Maybe they should get a second train to avoid this problem in the future. It was fun and I would definitely go again. Make sure to bring a jacket as the mine is a cool 52 degrees inside.

2. Wooden Door Winery

Greenwood Road, New Kensington, PA
Excellent
73%
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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.

3. Rachael Carson House

613 Marion Ave, Springdale, PA 15144-1242 +1 724-274-5459
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4 based on 2 reviews

Rachael Carson House

Reviewed By bettyc670 - pittsburgh pa

My ladies club toured the home of this famous author of The Silent Spring. If you are expecting loads of fancy antiques and decorated rooms you will be disappointed. Rachael Carson and family lived a simple life with the mother cooking in a dirt floor lean to kitchen.Very narrow steep steps lead to the upstairs of the house which precludes visitation by anyone with physical limitations. Of far more interest than the house itself is the presentation by the oh so informed volunteers. My tour guide made history come alive for me and I could see Rachael in my mind's eye.I loved every minute.Many pictures of Rachel including one of her testifying in Congress. There is a small gift shop for organic teas,soaps, books and CD's.

4. Enter The Imaginarium

32 Alpha Dr W, Harmarville, PA 15238-1400 +1 412-828-6463
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5 based on 17 reviews

Enter The Imaginarium

Enter the Imaginarium is part escape room, part immersive adventure and completely unlike anything you’ve ever encountered before. The Imaginarium is not meant to be frightening, but some may find it disorienting, as its rooms are highly sensory based and intentionally deceptive. Recommended for adults through age 12.

Reviewed By jsr9858 - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Had an absolute BLAST! Highly recommend it for any group get together- played with ten people and we were all active, challenged and thoroughly entertained. The staff was a joy. Both rooms were well thought out and beautifully designed. Can't wait to go back, especially with a new room coming soon!

5. La Casa Narcisi Winery

4578 Gibsonia Rd, Gibsonia, PA 15044-7911 +1 724-444-4744
Excellent
57%
Good
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Satisfactory
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Poor
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4.5 based on 158 reviews

La Casa Narcisi Winery

Great winery with a new restaurant attached (La Vite).

Reviewed By Loretta S - Johnstown, Pennsylvania

We joined friends at La Vita Ristorante which is inside the La Casa Narcisi Winery. They set out several bottles of wine for us to sample. I tried the Concord, Moscato, Riesling and Niagara. I enjoyed them all, but liked the Niagara the best. For appetizers, I sampled the calamari fritti (very good) and zucchini fritti served with marinara sauce (very good). I did not try the grilled Portobella Mushroom. They served bread and butter. Salads are a la carte. I ordered the Caesar Salad (good, but small). I ordered the Seafood Canneloni ( 3 homemade tubes of pasta stuffed with shrimp, lobster, crabmeat, spinach and ricotta cheese topped with mozzarella cheese and baked in a sherry cream sauce.) I felt for the price it was not a large serving compared to what others had ordered. My husband had the Chicken Milan (breaded chicken panned seared and baked with a mozzarella topping and served on herb linguini with marinara sauce. He said it was OK. For dessert, I had the cheesecake topped with strawberries (OK). My husband had the cannollies. They were drizzled with chocolate and the ends were dipped in chopped pistachio nuts. He prefers them plain. They have a diverse menu which is on the expensive side. I guess all in all the meal was OK, but wine and friends made it special. You can just come for the winery. They have an outdoor pavilion where you can bring your own food, but buy their wine and listen to music. Check their website for events. You can sample a variety of wines inside and they have a gift shop.

6. Hartwood Acres

200 Hartwood Acres, Hampton Township, PA 15238-1193 +1 412-767-4420
Excellent
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4.5 based on 68 reviews

Hartwood Acres

Reviewed By loribob67 - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

We are lucky to live less than a mile away from this great place. It is wonderful for walking/jogging through the beautiful wooded property. Also, every Sunday night they have free summer concerts. It’s really nice to bring the family, some chair, a blanket and picnic basket and enjoy the concert. It is not to be missed if the weather is nice and you live in the North Hills.

7. Founders Field

100 Eisele Rd, Cheswick, PA 15024-4200
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5 based on 2 reviews

Founders Field

Reviewed By Jim P - Saint Charles

Came for the National Small College Rugby Championships. Great venue and pretty setting. Good facilities for spectators.

8. Fun Fest Entertainment Center

2525 Freeport Rd, Harmar Township, PA 15238-1409 +1 412-307-3031
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4 based on 5 reviews

Fun Fest Entertainment Center

Reviewed By jrobba - Charlotte, North Carolina

From the outside this place looks like an absolute dump. Now to their credit, I believe they are in the middle of updating it to make it look appealing, but as it stands, you'd think it was an abandoned building. When you walk inside, it's a completely different feel. It's a very sleek bowling alley, with some of the latest technology, including bumpers that stand up and retract, based on your bowler's preference. Perfect for bowling on 1 lane, with small kids and adults. The food here was actually pretty good. They charge you for the lane per hour, and shoes for all players are included. We really enjoyed it. Hopefully they get a better facade, so more people will know it's a really nice place.

9. Kiski Junction Railroad

48 Railroad Street, Schenley, PA 15682 +1 724-295-5577
Excellent
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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.

10. Pittsburgh Mills Sky Trail

590 Pittsburgh Mills Cir, Tarentum, PA 15084-3832 +1 878-302-2377
Excellent
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4.5 based on 13 reviews

Pittsburgh Mills Sky Trail

Channel your inner tightrope walker as you take on Pittsburgh's largest indoor ropes course that stands 32-feet tall. It's made up of zig-zag beams, cargo nets, rope ladders and includes a 69-feet long zip lines you can soar across over and over. Participants 48-inches and taller can go on the course alone. For kids under 48-inches tall, there is the Sky Tykes ropes course at a lower height to match the skill level of younger thrill seekers. With a course perfect for all ages, this is exhilarating fun for the whole family.

Reviewed By SteelBender74 - Pittsburgh

This is a really neat thing to do in the local area. The top rope course is pretty high-up too. Definitely a thrill for kids. The staff were very accommodating and helpful.

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