Have you seen the world’s biggest working Yo-yo?

Do you love Yo-yos?

 

Maybe you have a collection of yo-yos.

 

As you are planning your next vacation and looking for something that you can do in America, or close to home, why not see the world’s biggest collection of Yo-yo mementos and contest awards.

 

Located in Chico, California the National Yo-yo Museum will provide you plenty of yo-yo collectibles, contest judgments, and the largest working wooden yo-yo that weighs in at 256 pounds and is 50 inches, called Big Yo-yo.

 

Big Yo-yo is the scaled up version of Tom Kuhns’ No Jive 3 in 1 yo-yo, and it does work! With the help of a large crane, you will be able to see it moving up and down.

 

What you Might See

You will find 80 years of yo-yo relics ranging from pictures, competition determinations, and yo-yos from the 1920s up to today.

 

The National yo-yo contest takes place each October, in Chico, California.

 

The National Yo-yo Museum is located in a store called “Bird in Hand” so besides the yo-yo collection you will find an array of toys educational and on nature, as well as gardening things, games, and amusing classy T-shirts.

 

On Saturdays between noon and two, you can even get yo-yo classes. Each takes about 30 minutes.

 

Hours of Operation

The National Yo-yo Museum is open seven days a week, except major holidays.

 

Monday through Saturday the hours are 10 am to 6 pm and Sundays Noon to 5.

 

If you wish to take a group, guided tours are available by special arrangement.

 

The Location and Entrance of the Museum

Located in the rear of a store named “Bird in Hand”; the entry can be found in Diamond Alley.

 

Come on by and see the largest working yo-yo, all the memories from the past and awards from throughout the years. You just might be amazed what you will find at the National Yo-yo Museum!

 

Image Credit: wikimedia.org/wikipedia

 

See directions here:

National Yo-Yo Museum<

320 Broadway St, Chico, CA 95928, USA

 

Take Esplanade to E 1st Ave

7 min (2.2 mi)

 

Head southeast on Broadway St toward W 4th St

197 ft

 

Turn left onto W 4th Sth St

351 ft

 

Turn left onto Main St

0.2 mi

 

Continue onto Esplanade

0.5 mi

 

Turn right onto E 1st Ave

1.4 mi

 

Continue on E 1st Ave. Drive to Wayne Ln

2 min (0.6 mi)

 

Turn right to stay on E 1st Ave

0.4 mi

 

Turn right onto Verbena Ln

0.1 mi

 

Turn left onto Hawthorne Ave

0.1 mi

 

Turn right onto Wayne Ln (Destination will be on the right)

272 ft

 

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