Things to Do in Chico

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Things to Do in Chico

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  • Jennifer R
    1 contribution
    Tour guide Megan was fantastic…taproom and restaurant was exquisite in both service and food. Our server didn’t miss a beat and I think we tried everything on the menu except for salads and pizzas.
    Written August 24, 2022
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  • Anne B
    Sunnyvale, CA4 contributions
    We love Bidwell Park, so peaceful! Perfect spot for a walk in Lower Park or a hike in Upper Park. The fall is especially beautiful!
    Written August 28, 2022
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  • curlybill2015
    Reno, NV9 contributions
    This mansion is full of historical displays as well as its unique building design. The attendents are very helpful.
    Written July 29, 2022
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  • Explore Butte County
    Chico, CA90 contributions
    There's a reason (or rather, many) that the Chico Saturday Farmer's Market is so popular. Each week you'll find the freshest fruits, vegetables, nuts, honeys, meats, and more all in one location. It's so popular and convenient that you'll find several chefs from local Downtown restaurants there on any given Saturday doing their shopping for their own restaurants that week. You'll also find local crafters, bakers, and food trucks/carts to round out the experience. It's always a good place to bring out-of-town guests in the morning before exploring Downtown.
    Written September 22, 2020
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  • Brenda L
    2 contributions
    I really enjoy the Chico History Museum. Great and friendly staff. Exhibits change often. Lecture series in fall and spring bring local history to life and offer pride in our community. The building itself is worth seeing!
    Written October 7, 2022
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  • eddymonstr
    Willows, CA44 contributions
    Somebody in Chico appreciates quality movies other than the commercial stuff. The Pageant somehow stays open since the beginning of motion pictures. Get here early for the couches up front.
    Written December 25, 2019
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  • Sean E
    Bakersfield, CA385 contributions
    Big store, lots of stuff, well laid out for the most part. Prices all over the place as different vendors have differing ideas on value. Some great deals some a little high but none of it was overpriced. Spent a good 2 hours.
    Written September 5, 2021
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  • RVRentalConnection
    California13 contributions
    The Gateway Science Museum is a Chico, CA treasure. Located directly next to the Historic Bidwell Mansion (which you can also tour and is fantastic), the gateway science museum will keep adults and kids alike, well entertained and educated. They have great specimens, amazing interactive exhibits, and well-trained staff. This museum is a must-see when in the Chico, CA area.
    Written December 30, 2019
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  • Kelly K
    Chico, CA18 contributions
    Fun place for car racing. Great parking and events throughout the year. They have a nice 4th of July Firework Display each year.
    Written October 2, 2018
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  • TravelGoddess61
    Chico, CA323 contributions
    A wonderful local museum and a must see outside and inside. Very educational with many airplanes and visual displays. Lots of information and things to read about the history of aviation, and also the town of Chico's place in the history of flight. There are docents who can help answer questions on duty. It is also a good place to take kids as they have a small area for them to enjoy. Check the hours before you go, as they are not open everyday. They are located near the Chico airport which is no longer open to commercial flights.
    Written December 23, 2019
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  • LYNNE G
    RENO63 contributions
    We took our grandkids ages 7 and 2 and they loved it. So many fun activities for them to do. They wanted to go back!
    Written March 27, 2022
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  • UlrE2015
    Vaxjo, Sweden132 contributions
    Funny place and great welcoming with a guide starting to talk to you as soon as you enter this part of the toy store that belongs to the museum. Lots of yo-yos and some history of the museum from the staff. Unless you are a yo-yo fantast, this will only take you some minutes to watch H so why not give it a try to remember some child memories playing with the yo-yo in school! You will be amazed by how big this grew in such a short time as well locally but also nation wide. The staff will tell you more for sure!
    Written November 17, 2019
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  • Rick F
    Chico, CA80 contributions
    This place is so easy on the eye, an amazing location with a wide variety of glass work! Stunningly beautiful, with pictures of the history of the glass works. The work is world class, and the place, welcoming and friendly. Buy or browse, well worth the time.
    Written September 17, 2018
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  • janeybraida
    Orland, CA3 contributions
    The lawns are well cared for.
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    Many different area's to gather for small group's and Families!
    Written July 18, 2020
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  • AKTraveler
    Escondido, CA176 contributions
    What a nice place. Very peaceful and a great place for a picnic. Next time, I'm bringing a sandwich at least, but a bbq would have been great. Wish I had more time to prepare a nice lunch, didn't expect to find such a nice place... Bringing my fishing pole next time too.
    Written April 22, 2019
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