Attractions

Brewery in Chico

Sierra Nevada Brewing Company

Hordes of beer fans gather at the birthplace of the nationally distributed Sierra Nevada Pale Ale and Schwarber, a Chico-only black ale. You can also stock up on eccentric ‘Beer Camp’ collaborations, short-run craft…
Historic Building in Chico

Bidwell Mansion State Historic Park

Chico’s most prominent landmark, the opulent Victorian home was built for Chico’s founders, John and Annie Bidwell. The 26-room mansion was built between 1865 and 1868. It hosted many US presidents and John Muir, wh…
Museum in Chico

Chico Children's Museum

Housed in a bright yellow building downtown, this playful educational space hosts permanent and rotating hands-on exhibits about health, science and culture. Kids race up the giant oak tree climbing structure at the…
University in Chico

Chico State University

Ask for a free map of the Chico State University campus, or about campus events and tours at the CSU Information Center, on the main floor of Bell Memorial Union. The attractive campus is infused with floral sweetne…
Historic Site in Chico

Honey Run Covered Bridge

The historic 1894 bridge is an unusual style this side of the country and a favorite spot for engagement photos. Take the Skyway exit off Hwy 99 on the southern outskirts of Chico, head east and go left on Honey Run…
Science Center in Chico

Chico Creek Nature Center

If you plan on spending the afternoon in Bidwell Park, stop here first for displays on local plants and animals and excellent hands-on science programs for families. The exhibit hall is closed on Wednesdays.
Park in Chico

City Plaza

This welcoming central park has a beautiful bandstand, fountains and a veteran's memorial, situated around a cedar tree that is lit at Christmas. The plaza hosts concerts, art shows, food festivals and more.