Chico Area Attractions

Explore the wealth and beauty of Chico Ca. Located in the heart of the North State, Chico's proud culture, location and economy have made it home to one of California's most unique cities. Chico is home to one of the most distinguished state universities - commonly known as Chico State. Chico inner city boasts a diverse population of trees; thus, earning its nickname, The City of Trees.


Known to be a college town, Chico’s rich culture has become a hotspot for many events: live performances frequent both indoor and outdoor stages; in the summer, Thursday night market transforms downtown into a carnival like atmosphere; the Chico Outlaws, a minor-league baseball team, entertains many of the hot summer nights; and the nightlife keeps the streets alive well into the early sunrise.


Listed below are just some of the local attractions that make this great city a popular retreat for travelers and residents alike.


Chico Funland - Putters Miniature Golf

Located next to CalSkate in the Funland Center at 2465 Carmichael Dr. - Chico - Click here for hours

Putters at Funland is Northern California's premiere miniature golf course. Opened in the Spring of 2003, this 18-hole course offers a fun yet challenging mix of holes circumventing through and across running streams and fountains, up and over hills, under and around rocks, in a naturally well-vegetated environment, complete with a waterfall.


Chico Funland - CalSkate

Located next to Holiday Inn Express at 2465 Carmichael Dr. - Chico

CalSkate is celebrating its 30th year of Family Fun, providing a clean and safe environment for everyone. Come join the fun with family and friends for birthdays, graduations, school events, holiday parties or just for family fun! We provide the birthday or celebration room for your next special event. Click Here to Book A Pary! Click here to follow us on Facebook! Check us out on My


Farmers Market

Every Saturday Year Round 2nd & Wall - Chico - 7:30am - 1pm

For the freshest produce in town come to the Chico Farmers Market. Enjoy fresh fruits and vegetables, crafts, gifts, live music and more..An excellent place to take friends and family or for some great alone time browse numerous vendors offering exceptional produce and products.

For a list of other local farmers market click here.


Caper Acres

Located in lower Bidwell Park - Chico

Caper Acres is a fairytale themed playground for young children.  Located in Lower Bidwell Park, this is the perfect place to play the day away.  Children can slide through holes in a giant wedge of Swiss cheese, play in a sandbox watched over by Humpty Dumpty and drink out of the lion’s mouth. Provides hours of family fun time. Perfect for Birthdays in our Party Circle. (By Reservations Only Call: (530) 895-4972)

Adults must be accompanied by a child 13 years or younger.  Caper Acres is closed for maintenance on Mondays.


Chico Creek Nature Center and Live Animal Museum

Located in the Heart of Bidwell Park - 968 E. 8th. St. Chico - (530) 891-4671

Chico Creek Nature Center is the official information and interpretive center for Bidwell Park.  The center offers day camps, exhibits, field trips and volunteer opportunities.  The Chico Creek Nature Center is located at 968 E. 8th Street, adjacent to Bidwell Park.


Barry R. Kirshner Wildlife Foundation

Laura Ln. behind Durham Park - Durham - By appt. only 7 Days A Week 9am - 4pm (530) 345-1700

Lions, Tigers and Dragons! OH MY! The Barry R. Kirshner Wildlife Foundation is home to a variety of endangered and exotic live animals. The Barry R. Kirshner Wildlife Foundation/Sanctuary provides the community and Northern California with a valuable educational resource about our natural world and its varied inhabitants. Visit their website for more information.



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1717 Park Ave. - Chico, CA 95928

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