Gulf Coast
2010 Census - Unknown
2000 Census - 17,093
Dickinson, Texas
Dickinson Texas History:
In 1824, John Dickinson received a Mexican land grant just north of the current town. Prior to 1850, the settlement of Dickinson was established on the Dickinson Bayou. In the 1859, the Galveston, Houston and Henderson Railroad built a line through the town. During the 1880s, Fred M. Nichols and eight other area businessmen established the Dickinson Land and Improvement Association to market unsold farm and residential land to potential settlers. Many wealthy individuals from Galveston and Houston built homes in Dickinson. Nichols converted forty acres of his land into the Dickinson Picnic Grounds, the town’s first public park. The Dickinson post office was established in 1890. A large number of Sicilians settled in Dickinson during the early 1900s. Dickinson is located on the Dickinson Bayou at the intersections of IH-45, SH 3, and FM 517, 23.5 miles northwest of Galveston, 11.7 miles northwest of Texas City, 14.3 miles northeast of Alvin, 22.6 miles southeast of Pearland, 31.3 miles southeast of Houston, 25.6 miles southeast of Pasadena, 4.2 miles southeast of League City, 9.6 miles southeast of Nassau Bay, 16.3 miles southwest of La Porte, and 7.2 miles southwest of Kemah, Texas.
Railroad Museum & Visitors Center:
Facilities include the 1902 Dickinson Railroad Depot, and the League City Railroad depot. Galveston architect George B. Stowe designed the Dickinson depot is an elaborate style that was uncommon to the railroad’s depots at that time. The depots display railroad artifacts and railroad equipment. The depots were initially maintained as museums and community centers by the Weed N Wish Garden Club. When the depots became too expensive for the club to maintain, the City of Dickinson established the Dickinson Historical Society to oversee their care. Today the depots function as a meeting facility, visitor center, museum and gift shop, and houses the Dickinson Historical Society and the North Galveston County Chamber of Commerce. (281) 534-4367. The museum is located at 218 FM 517 West.
Bay Area Harbour Playhouse Theatre:
They offer several performances each year. (281) 337-7469. 3803 SH 3, 77539. 
College of the Mainland:
The college serves the towns of Dickinson, Friendswood, Hitchcock, La Marque, Santa Fe, and Texas City school districts. (888) 258-8859. 1200 Amburn Road, Texas City, TX 77591.
Dickinson Public Library:
The library provides traditional library programs, children, youth and adult programs, summer programs, public access computers with internet connections, and free Wi-Fi. Open Mon, Wed & Fri, 10am-5pm; Tue & Thu, 10am-6pm; Sat, 10am-2pm. (281) 534-3812. 4411 SH 3, Dickinson, TX 77539
Annual 4th of July Children's Parade:
This Saturday morning parade is held at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church at 4613 SH 3 in Dickinson.
Annual Festival of Lights, End of Nov –Early Jan:
This beautiful walk through lighted event takes place at Paul Hopkins Park; admission is free. Activities include a light tour, a cookie hut, a blinkey hut (buy what flashes and blinks), a concession stand, photos with Santa (free if you use your camera), and Chugabug train rides. Check the website for exact dates. (281) 337-2795. Parking is available on the west side of Paul Hopkins Park. The entrance is located at the red light on Maple Drive. A shuttle service is available; check the website or call. The park is located on FM 517 and Maple Drive.
Annual Galveston County Fair & Rodeo, April:
Activities include livestock shows, Rodeo Arena events, a cook-off, a carnival, Las Vegas Nights, Boots N’ Wine, Winterfest, and more. Jack Brooks Park and the Galveston County Fairgrounds are located The park and fairgrounds are located at 5700 FM 2004 at SH 6, Hitchcock, TX 77563. (409) 986-6490. 

Annual Red, White & Bayou & Texas Music Festival, May:
Activities include live music, vendors, and children’s activities in the Kid Zone. An admission fee applies. Wristbands are available at Dickinson City Hall, 4403 SH 3, and at the Historic Railroad Center, 218 FM 517 West. This Saturday event is open 11am-11pm. (281) 337-6105.This event is held at SH3 & FM 527.  Facebook
Annual Dickinson Rotary Club Christmas Parade, Dec:
This parade is held at 7pm. The route begins at Shrine of the True Cross Church at 300 FM 517 East and goes south on SH 3 and ends at Dickinson City Hall at 4403 SH 3 where Santa Claus will visit and refreshments and holiday music will be provided. Email    
Masa Sushi Japanese Restaurant:
(281) 337-1288. 1804 West FM 646, 77539. Reviews
Herb Cafe & Market:
(281) 337-4080. 5828 FM 517 East. Reviews
Topwater Grill at April Fool Point, Dickinson:
They serve very good seafood. Dining is inside or outside on the patio. The restaurant is owned by Capt. Wally’s (Shrimp boats and April Fool Marina owner) son, Robert Jakubus. Open Mon-sun, 11am-11pm. (281) 339-1232. The restaurant is located on Dickinson Bay, adjacent to Capt. Wally’s April Fool Point Marina at 815 Avenue O, San Leon, Texas 77539. Reviews