World's Largest Yo-Yo and National Yo-Yo Museum, Chico, CA

Located in the heart of Chico, California is the world renowned National Yo-Yo Museum. This small rare gem is found in a little store called Bird in Hand and in my opinion a must see for travelers passing through Chico.

The world's largest yo-yo at the National Yo-Yo Museum in Chico

Admission is free and if you come on a Saturday between 12pm and 2pm you can also receive free yo-yo lessons. Come in on the first Saturday in October you'll even find an even bigger treat; for this is the time of the annual National Yo-Yo Contest. There are nine regional contests held in the United States and Chico is one. In fact it is the last one: Chico, California is where the National Championships are held.


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In the National Yo-Yo Museum you'll find the world's largest yo-yo weighing in at 256 pounds and a whopping 50 inches in height (pictured above). It is made of wood and is fashioned scaled up replica of Tom Kuhn 3 in 1 no Jive Yo-Yo. It was dubbed the world's largest in the 1982 Guinness Book of World Records.

There are ones larger,but they do not work as a Yo-Yo. In 1980 this yo-yo was picked up by a crane and held over the San Francisco Bridge. It has traveled the globe and has picked the National Yo-Yo Museum in Chico its home. This museum also has other artifacts big and small relating to the yo-yo and yo-yo's dating all the way back to the Jazz Age or better known as the 1920s. Need I say more? My wife and I enjoyed it.

National Yo-Yo Museum address and hours

The National Yo-Yo Museum
320 Broadway St.
Chico, California 95928

The National Yo-Yo Museum is open Monday through Saturday 10 am to 6 pm, Sundays 12 to 5pm. Free admission.

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Last updated by Alex on 16 April, 2013 in Destinations.

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Comments

Hi, my name is Beth Johnson and I've made and now very reciently the worlds largest yoyo, the whoa yo. It's 11ft.10 and 1/2 in. Across and weighs 4620 lbs. I was wondering if you would like to purchase the whoa yo for your museum. If you'd like pics or more info you can email me at bjjon5872@gmail.com. Thank you, Beth Johnson.

Beth Jonson on 09 July, 2013

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