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Chico, California: World's Largest Yo-Yo and National Yo-Yo Museum

All things Yo-Yo can be found at this store with a museum of sorts.

Bird in Hand

320 Broadway St., Chico, CA
Take Hwy 99 North from Sacramento. Exit Hwy. 32. Head west (toward Orland). Turn right on Main Street (one way). Turn left on 3rd St. (one way), go one block and turn right on Broadway (one way). Bird in Hand. Park on street with meters, or go one more block to Salem and 3rd and use 3-story parking facility.
M-Sat 10am-6pm and Su 12pm - 5pm (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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World's Largest Yo-Yo and National Yo-Yo Museum

The World's Largest Yo-Yo is tucked away in the back of the Bird in Hand gift shop.

[R.F.F.R., 03/03/2019]
World's Largest Yo-Yo and National Yo-Yo Museum

Eighty years of Yo-Yo artifacts are on display, with photos, competition awards, and Yo-Yo's from the 1920s through today, as well as the world's largest Yo-Yo at 50 inches in height and weighing 256 pounds. The national Yo-Yo contest is held in Chico in October.

The Yo-Yo museum is in a store called "Bird in Hand" which has very cool nature and educational toys, along with garden items, games, and fun T-shirts (classy shirts, not "I'm with stupid."). Downtown Chico is very fun to walk through anytime; an excellent time to visit is Thursday evenings in the summer for Downtown Outdoor Market. The downtown area is free of students in the summertime, which makes for a better family experience in the evenings.

[Paula Karch Bethard, 07/19/2006]
World's Largest Yo-Yo

The World's Largest Yo-Yo is located in the National Yo-Yo Museum. The museum itself is located in a store called The Bird in Hand. The giant wooden yo-yo measures 50 inches tall and weighs 256 pounds! The town of Chico also has an interesting mural on the side of a building that make the building look like the exterior wall broken apart, exposing greek columns.

[Greg Brown, 07/05/2001]

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