National Yo-Yo Museum, Chico, California

Chico, California is home to the National Yo-Yo Museum, a yo-yo lover’s world of wonders, that even the mildly curious can visit for no charge. Located downtown in a store called “Bird in Hand,” the National Yo-Yo Museum offers a quick look at yo-yo’s throughout history, knowledgeable staff and yo-yo enthusiasts practicing their sport.


It is also home to the World’s Largest Yo-Yo. ImageDoes this yo-yo make my butt look big?Image

The museum hosts the national yo-yo competition every October, and has the largest collection of yo-yo memorabilia in the nation, including the earliest models of yo-yo’s, dating back to the 1930s.

The museum is open 10-6, Monday through Friday and 12-5 on Sundays.


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Charish Badzinski is an explorer, foodie and award-winning travel and food writer. When she isn’t working to build her blog: Rollerbag Goddess Rolls the World, she applies her worldview to her small business, providing strategic communications, media relations and writing support to individuals and organizations. 


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