Introduction to Dickson City, Pennsylvania
Dickson City, Pennsylvania, in Lackawanna county, is 5 miles NE of Scranton, Pennsylvania (center to center) and 90 miles NW of Newark, New Jersey. The town is in the Scranton - - Wilkes - Barre - - Hazleton metropolitan area and has a population of 6,205.
Dickson City History
The community of Dickson City was named in honor of the President of the Delaware and Hudson Canal Company, Thomas Dickson. This area once had a number of coal mines, and coal mining was a primary contributor to the economy. More recently, it has become home to various retail businesses. Several chain restaurants and "big-box" stores have also established their operations in the Business Route 6 area of Dickson City.
Dickson City and Nearby Attractions
- Pennsylvania Anthracite Heritage Museum
- Scranton Iron Furnaces
- Frances Slocum State Park
- Leonard Buck Garden
- Ross Park Zoo
- Carousel Water & Fun Park
Things To Do In Dickson City
Everhart Museum features displays on natural history, art, and paleontology, while Pennsylvania Anthracite Heritage Museum showcases exhibits related to Pennsylvania's factories, mills, and mines. The history of main line steam railroading during the 19th and 20th centuries is preserved in the Steamtown National Historic Site. Recreational activities like boating, swimming, fishing, hiking, and camping can be enjoyed at the Frances Slocum State Park, and Gouldsboro State Park. These parks also feature picnic areas. Among the other attractions nearby are Leonard Buck Garden, Carousel Water & Fun Park, and Ross Park Zoo.
Dickson City Transportation
Air transportation is available from Wilkes-Barre / Scranton International Airport.
Dickson City Higher Education
Colleges near Dickson City include the Johnson College, Lackawanna College, and University of Scranton.