Chico is a lovely city located in California, United States. Actually, Chico is one of the most important cities in Butte County. With a population of about 86.100 inhabitants, Chico is the most populous city of this region, being at the same time a very important cultural and educational center. Chico has an area of 33.095 squared miles (85.716 squared kilometers). The city was founded in 1860, being incorporated in 1872. Currently, Chico is well known under the nickname of The City of Rouses and it is a very beautiful place to visit if you want to enjoy an amazing vacation.
Top Attractions within Chico
Bidwell Park is one of the largest parks in Butte County, being of an unique beauty. In fact, Bidwell Park covers an area of 17 percent of the whole surface of the city. The park was established in 1905 and it currently has an area of about 1.200 acres. When being in Chico, planning at least a one day visit to Bidwell Park is a must, as you will be charmed by the amazing beauty you will find here, but also by the many options to spend a recreational time. The Sycamore Pool, Caper Acres playground, Cedar Grove, Five Mile, The Hooker Oak, Horseshoe Lake, Alligator Hole, Bear Hole, Diversion Dam, Chico Creek Nature Center are Salmon Hole are the most important spots within the park.
Chico Museum is the place to visit to learn more about the history of this amazing city. First opened in 1986, the museum is currently found in the building of the former Carnegie Library. Here, you will find numerous circus exhibits and also two galleries in which temporary art collections are constantly exhibited.
The Chico Air Museum is a very important spot for aviation history passionates, as many aircraft are displayed here. The National Yo-Yo Museum and the Valene L. Smith Museum of Anthropology, as well as Gateway Science Museum, are other great places to include into your route to Chico.
Chico Art Center is the art museum of the city. However, many galleries and also theaters can be visited in Chico, such as Theater of the Rideg.