Hazleton is also known as The Mountain City or The Power City. The great American city is located in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. Hazleton was settled in 1780, incorporated as a borough on January 5, 1857 and incorporated again as a city on December 4, 1891. In present, Hazleton has a population of 25.000 residents and among them famous people as Hubie Brown - television analyst, congressman Lou Barletta, Oscar winner Jack Palance and photographer Sherrie Levine. Hazleton is also an important part of the movie and music history - the rock band Fuel recorded an album here and named it Hazleton and in the movie Gypsy 83 a character named Hazleton appears and parts of the scenes were shot in the city. If you want to visit it, you will have plenty to do in this wonderful town.
Top Attractions within Hazleton
Eckley's Miners Village used to be an anthracite coal mining town located near Hazleton. Since 1970, this is a museum of coal mining, depicting the life of workers and displaying a wide array of tools. In 1970, a movie called The Molly Maguires was filmed here, so the town was saved from demolition. After the movie was shot, the decision to turn Eckey's Miners Village into a museum was taken.
Funfest is an annual street festival celebrated in the second weekend of September. Funfest includes local entertainment - live music and outdoor theater performances, a car show, a craft show and many games.
The Greater Hazleton Historical Society Museum is a three story museum displaying a great collection of war memorabilia and religious and entertainment artifacts. The purpose of this great museum of Hazleton is to preserve and share the heritage of the town and the rich tradition of labor, to make it more beautiful and attractive day by day.