101 Things to do in Chico

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101 things to do in Butte County Fall/Winter

 

1. Drive over Oroville dam.

2. Walk across Bidwell Bar suspension bridge.

3. Visit the Lake Oroville Visitor’s Center.

4. Camp and fish at Lake Oroville Recreation Area.

5. Sail in the North or speedboat in the South Forebay.

6. Catch the 49er sprit – Butte County Pioneer Memorial Museum.

7. Relive a love story – C.F. Lott Home in Sank Park.

8. Know another culture – Oroville Chinese Temple & Garden.

9. Songs, dance & more – Historic State Theatre or Oroville

10. See the house that olives built – Ehmann Home.

11. Search for unburied treasure – Oroville’s antique shops.

12. Artists of River Town, Lantrip Ashtray Museum, Broken Color Art Gallery.

13. Bike the 41-mile Freeman Bicycle Trail.

14. Visit the Wrec.

15. See nature – Feather River Fish Hatchery & Nature Center Park.

16. Visit the Gardens – Chinese Temple Garden, Lott Garden in Sank Park.

17. Horse around – Loafer Creek Horse Camp.

18. Rent a boat – Bidwell Marina, Lake Oroville Marina.

19. World tour of wildlife – Huntington’s Sportsman’s Store.

20. Morse Mandarin Farms, Berkeley Olive Grove, Purple Pig Blueberry Farm.

21. Colusa Casino, Gold Country Casino & Hotel, Rolling Hills Casino.

22. Go up, up & away – Oroville Air Corp.

23. Admire the murals – Downtown Oroville & Oroville’s Visitor’s Center.

24. Enjoy a nice dinner.

25. Take a winter class.

26. The Last Yahi – California Historic Landmark, Ishi Mural.

27. Laugh, cry & applaud – Birdcage Theatre & Hocks Unlimited.

28. Former Steamers – Hewitt Park Steam Engines.

29. Fishing or bird watching – Oroville State Wildlife Area.

30. Military Museum, campground & Paintball at Surplus City.

31. Cool off with a swim – Y.M.C.A, Bedrock Park, Palermo Pool.

32. Feather River Recreation & Parks, Nolan Complex, Nelson Park.

33.  The sky’s the limit – Oroville Municipal Airport.

34. 12,000 old tools & still collecting – Bolt’s Tool Museum.

35. Hike to the 6th highest waterfalls in the U.S.A – Feather Falls.

36. Climb a rock with a view – Bald Rock.

37. Springtime’s glory – Table Mountain.

38. Early pioneer towns & fun sights – Cherokee & Oregon City.

39. Breathtaking views – Feather River Canyon National Scenic Byway.

40. Visit Berry Creek.

41. A hideout of Black Bart’s – Mountain House.

42. Be among the pines – Sly Creek Reservoir & Little Grass Valley Lake.

43. Mile-high adventures – Bucks Lake.

44. Visit museums – Gold Trader Flat & Yuba-Feather Historical Museum.

45. Explore the natural history of Northern C.A. –Gateway Science Museum.

46. Education, architecture, & park-like grounds – Walk Chico Campus.

47. Begin at the beginning – Bidwell Mansion State Historical Park.

48. One of the U.S.A.’s largest city parks – Bidwell Park.

49.  Step into another era – Stansbury Home.

50. Blue Room Theatre, Chico Theatre Company, Laxon Auditorium.

51. Memorabilia to modern – Chico Museum & Patrick Ranch.

52. View glass making –Satava Art Glass Studio.

53. Be creative – Chico Ceramics Center.

54.  Soc’ it to ‘em! – Chico State Athletic Events.

55. America’s favorite toy – National Yo-Yo Museum.

56. Dream weavers – Avl Looms & weaving school.

57. View art for the people – Chico Art Center.

58. Murals of Chico – CSU Chico Campus & Downtown Chico.

59. 140-yr. old Chico Icon – Collier Hardware.

60. Wheels & balls go ‘round & ‘round – Funland.

61. Check out the Garden Walk mall.

62. Get a bite to eat or take a tour – Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

63. AMF Orchard Lanes, Silver Dollar Fairgrounds & Speedway.

64. Bidwell Park Golf Course, Sunset Hills Golf Course, Skyway Golf Course.

65. Still playing – The Senator.

66. Chico Air Museum, Valene L. Smith Museum of Anthropology.

67. Kiwanis Chico Community Observatory & planetarium, Farm Sanctuary, Kids in Motion, KidsPark, Two by Two Ranch & Petting Zoo.

68. Shubert’s Powell’s Sweet Shoppe, Upper Crust, Tin Roof Bakery & Café.

69. Stroll or sit in pleasant surroundings – Diamond Alley, Downtown Plaza.

70. Birds & bees, and the flowers & trees – Chico Creek Nature Center.

71. A diamond that’s no longer in the rough – Diamond W Western Wear.

72. Art abounds in one of the “100 best small art towns in America”.

73. Seeing Chico Maid – Square Deal Mattress Factory.

74. Jane’s Unique Gifts & Nuts, Blue Diamond Nut & Gift Shop.

75. California State University Farm.

76. Chico Area Rec. & Park District, Hooker Oak Recreation Area.

77. Bike around America’s greatest bike town.

78. Covered Bridge Gardens, National Daylily Display, The Plant Barn.

79. Fish, boat, picnic, canoe, or bird watch – Bidwell-sac. River State Park.

80. 3 parks + tigers, lions & more – Durham Recreation & Park Dept.

81. Barry Kirshner Wildlife Foundation.

82. Beautiful Butte Creek Canyon – Honey Run Covered Bridge.

83. Discover a nugget or two – Gold Nugget Museum.

84. Ice skate in Paradise! – Paradise Ice Rink.

85. Try for a Birdie – Paradise Pines Golf Course, Lava Creek Golf Course.

86. Behold! Beautiful Butte Creek Canyon.

87. Archery, hiking & swimming – Paradise Parks & Recreation.

88. Collectibles, antiques & crafts – Paradise antique shops.

89. Fir Street Gallery & Gifts, Made in Paradise Gift Shop, Paradise Art Center.

90. Paradise Performing Arts Center, Theatre on the Ridge.

91. Fish or hike – Paradise Lake.

92. Visit a 20-acre park – Clotilde Merlo Park.

93. Step back in time – Inskip Inn.

94.  A little history with your apples – Noble Orchards.

95. Learn a little or a lot – Gridley Museum.

96. First to Fall Memorial – Gridley-Briggs Cemetery.

97. Go to the fairs! – Butte County Fairgrounds.

98. Scent an essence of Mother Nature – Lavender Ranch.

99. Windfall of waterfowl – Gray Lodge Wildlife Area.

100. Marvel at the mountains – Sutter Buttes.

101. Bicentennial living witness trees & mural musings – Murals in Gridley, Tree in Live Oak.

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