Enjoy some local attractions in and around Belle Vernon, PA.

One Block away is the church that me and my family were baptized in, married in, and laid to rest. It is the St. Sebastian Roman Catholic Church at 800 Broad Avenue and was built in 1955. It is next door to the Catholic School built in 1959 of which me, my brother and sisters attended during the 1960′s & 70′s.
Other churches that are All Walking Distances:

Antioch Baptist Church 945 Henry Street
First Presbyterian Church on Fayette Street
First United Methodist Church on State Street
Free Methodist Church on Market Street
Church of the Nazarene on Reed Street
Pleasant Green AME Church Johnson Avenue
First Christian Church Main Street
Covenant Christian Church Main Street


Other places that are walking distances:

Fox’s Pizza Den (one block)
Jake’s Pizza (5 blocks)
Duritza’s Grocery Store (2 blocks)
The Dairy Queen (3 blocks)
McDonald’s (4 blocks)
Graham Street Park & Playground with Tennis Court (behind the Dairy Queen)


The Back Porch Restaurant

Since 1975 the Back Porch restaurant on the western banks of the Monongehela River in Speers PA., has occupied one of the oldest buildings in western Pennsylvania. Henry Speers Jr. originally purchased the land called the “Speer’s Intent” around 1785. Here, in the year 1806 he built his home next to a young sycamore tree near the river. Today the now huge Sycamore that Henry Speers built his house next to still stands as a reminder of the proud heritage of the Speers Intent, carried on by the Pappalardo famiy with a dedicarion to preserving the very best… from architecture and relaxing atmosphere, to fine foods.


Pennsylvania’s Laurel Highlands – Explore our Seasons

Tour Fallingwater and other Architectural masterpieces; ski Pennsylvania’s highest mountains, bike The Great Allegheny Passage and Raft Class I-IV whitewater on the Youghiogheny. See French and Indian war sites where George Washington’s Military career began, enjoy Idlewild & SoakZone and experience Pennsylvania’s oldest professional summer stock theatre.


Gene & Boots Homemade Candy Store

Gene & Boots uses just the very best: Hawaiian Pineapple, Maraschino Cherries, and all the fancy nuts, like Almonds, Brazils, English Walnuts, Pecans, Macadamia Nuts, Pistachio Nuts, and last of all Filberts. To this day most of the early formulas are still in use. Some new items like hollow, solid rabbits, and the chocolate baskets packed with all the hand-dipped candies have been introduced. Gene & Boots Candies is now in the third generation of the Madigan family, and that would be Eric Ferguson, grandson of Margaruitte Madigan Ferguson (sister of Gene Madigan).


Speers Street Grill

Welcome to the Speers Street Grill. We are located near the Monongahela River in historic Lower Speers, PA. Dine in our tastefully decorated rooms or relax and enjoy our outdoor patio on warm days. Alcoholic beverages are available. All of the items on our menu are also available for takeout. Our friendly staff is waiting to serve all of your dining needs. We look forward to seeing you soon!


Leaning House Fine Cigars & Collectibles

Come and relax in the Mon Valley’s only smoking lounge. Watch the game or race on our big screen HDTV. Listen to music on one of three leather couches. Not a couch guy? Ok, we have a leather chair also. Help us discuss and solve the world’s problems (occurs daily). Leaning House is centrally located in historic Lower Speers. We are adjacent to two good restaurants, a tea room, marina, and an antique mall. We strive to be not just a stop, but a destination.


Cedarbrook Golf Course, Gold Course

This course offers two eighteen hole courses to choose from. The Gold Course is long and challenging, and the Red Course is shorter and requires a more accurate shot placement. Both courses have wide and hilly fairways. There are five holes with water in play on the Gold Course and four holes with water in play on the Red Course.
Golf Courses in Belle Vernon


Willowbrook Golf Course

Willowbrook Golf Course is a 9-hole regulation length golf course in Belle Vernon, Pennsylvania. This short layout has 3 sets of teeboxes for a fun, but challenging golfing experience. Online tee times may be available at Willowbrook Golf Course or at nearby golf courses, usually offered at a discount from the normal rate.
Golf Courses in Belle Vernon


Kennywood Amusement Park

This legendary old park is a National Historic Landmark, and one of the best amusement parks in the country. There are seven roller coasters — some were built as far back as 1921, a fact possibly scarier than the rides themselves. The newest, Phantom’s Revenge, was installed in May 2001. There’s also the water rides, “flat” rides, and the haunted house. Don’t forget the hot dogs and cotton candy! The park sometimes closes down for days at a time, so call or check the website to make sure it’s open.
Kennywood Amusement Park


Sandcastle Water Park

Whether you favor an adrenaline rush or prefer to chill in a calmer setting, this spot should be your destination for the day. Located just 15 minutes from downtown, this adventure-cum-entertainment zone features more than 10 water slides, a go-karting zone, a hot tub, a wave pool and more. It also hosts events like music nights, movie nights, parties and more. A visit here is the ideal way to break the monotony of the week. For more information, check the website.


Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

Awaken your senses. Immerse yourself in 17 distinct botanical experiences. Encounter something of the secret life of plants. And glimpse one of the world’s greenest public gardens.


The Frick Art and Historical Center

The Frick Art and Historical Center is a fascinating complex of museums and historical buildings located on over five acres of lawns and gardens in Pittsburgh’s residential East End. -The Center is devoted to the interpretation of the life and times of industrialist and art collector Henry Clay Frick. Exhibitions of fine and decorative art are also presented at the Center – Clayton, the restored Frick family home is the cornerstone of the Center.
Frick Art and Historical Center


The Big Mac Museum

The world’s most famous sandwich, the Big Mac, was created 40 years ago in Western Pennsylvania. With billons and billons sold and over 900 million sold annually around the globe, the Big Mac has become a familiar and reliable finincial standard.
Big Mac Museum


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