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.

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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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 Thank you, Beth Johnson.

Beth Jonson on 09 July, 2013



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