Exciting things to do are all around you in Chico, CA. Whether you’re looking to explore the great outdoors, historic aircraft, landmark mansions, top-rated golf courses, the Chico arts scene or just spend a carefree day at the county fair. Chico has all these great things to do, plus so much more. See it all from the Quality Inn Downtown, just ½ mile from Chico State University, we’ve got the perfect location to do all these great things in Chico, CA.
Chico, California Attractions
National Yo-Yo Contest and Museum.
The National Yo-Yo Contest and Museum is dedicated to the art and sport of the beloved American toy, the yo-yo. Dedicated to a wide range of events and contests, photographs, history, and all things yo-yo. This is the place to see the world’s largest collection of yo-yos displayed. Located in Chico, California, to learn more about the National Yo-Yo Contest and Museum and get directions and hours for visiting, go to www.nationalyoyo.org.
Senator Theater is a renowned local Chico, California music venue. Home to touring live shows, headliners and performances from local music groups, the historic Art Deco-style Senator Theater was built in 1927 as a Vaudeville stage. After 2000, the landmark building was restored to its former glory after a multi-use history as a movie house. Today, it’s the place to see top music acts in Chico, CA. To learn more about seeing events at Senator Theater, visit www.senatortheatrechico.com.[Top]
Butte County Fairgrounds.
Home of the Butte County Fair, Butte County Fairgrounds have been the site of county fairs, livestock shows, entertainment, food and all kinds of family fun for more than 70 years. Located in Gridley, California, Butte County Fairgrounds are located 26 miles from Chico, CA. To learn more about upcoming events and things to do and see at the Butte County Fairgrounds, visit www.buttecountyfair.org.
Chico Air Museum.
Chico Air Museum is dedicated to the preservation and appreciation of aviation artifacts throughout history. Built in 2004, the museum is located on the direct flight line of Chico Municipal Airport and has both indoor exhibits and outdoor displays of aircraft that recall Chico Army Airfield’s rich history. To learn more about hours and things to do at Chico Air Museum, visit www.chicoairmuseum.org.[Top]
Chico Creek Nature Center.
Chico Creek Nature Center is the visitor’s center for Bidwell Park. Get information on the plants and animals of Bidwell Park through ecology and science exhibits and an interactive museum. Chico Creek Nature Center is where you’ll find information on upcoming scheduled nature walks around the park. To learn more about things to see and do at Chico Creek Nature Center, go to bidwellpark.org/page/explore-bidwell-park/park-overview.php.
Stansbury House is a local Chico landmark and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. An historic Victorian house built in 1883, Oscar Stansbury built the home for himself and his wife, Libbie. Today, Stansbury House is the owned by the City of Chico, and is home to a well-loved annual Ice Cream Social. To learn more about things to see and do at Stansbury House and upcoming events, visit www.chicochamber.com/Visitors___Relocation/Things_to_See___Do/Points_of_Interest.html#Stansbury_House.[Top]
Butte County Government Offices.
Butte County Government Offices cover local governments including Chico, Oroville, Gridley, Paradise and Durham. The Butte County, CA government building houses departments and offices for the Sheriff's Office, Clerk/Recorder, Courts, Fire Department, Library, Public Health and Water and Resource, among others. To learn more about Butte County Government Offices, visit www.buttecounty.com/government.htm.
Chico Art Center.
Chico has long been a center of arts, and the Chico Art Center is dedicated to preserving the arts community and the visual arts. Established in 1956, the Chico Art Center displays the work of local artists in its mission to preserve and promote the arts. To learn more about things to do at Chico Art Center, visit www.chicoartcenter.com/links.htm.
Tuscan Ridge Golf Course.
Tuscan Ridge Golf Course in Paradise, California is an 18-hole golf course designed by Algie M. Pulley, Jr. The superb par-71 Tuscan Ridge course stretches for 6,700 yards at its longest tees. The Tuscan Ridge golf course has been considered one of the finest courses in the Chico, California area since it opened to acclaim in 2001. To learn more about playing at Tuscan Ridge Golf Course and making tee times, visit www.tuscanridgeclub.com.[Top]
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