The El Rey Theater one of Chico's
Historical Buildings. The El Rey has been
providing entertainment to the Chico area
since 1906. Current entertainment
includes a film festival, music venues
517 Main St - Chico
Chico Landmark - Built 1928
The Senator Theatre opened as a
vaudeville and movie house.
For many years the Senator Theatre
served only as a popular Movie Theatre
for the Chico area.
In 2001 The Senator Theatre was
restored and later reopened as a
performing arts center.
Shubert’s Ice Cream & Candy
178 E 7th St - Chico
Chico Landmark - Opened 1938
Was built by John Bidwell and was the home of
John and his wife Annie.
John Bidwell was the founder of Chico and a
member of one of the first wagon trains to
reach California in 1841.
Downtown is the historic focal
point of Chico. In the early days
of Chico downtown was the hub
for shopping and conducting most
Many of the historic building
remain in downtown and have
been renovated for modern day
business. When entering these
historical building you can see in
the style and feel the era of
Downtown offers cafés, coffee
shops, restaurants, clothing
stores, and many other fun and
The Chico State campus is one of
the many landmarks of Downtown
Chico with the campus next to
the Historic Bidwell
230 W 2nd Street- Chico
Chico Landmark - Built 1906
BIRD in HAND
Home to the National Yo Yo Museum
320 Broadway - Chico
|Collier Hardware shares Chico History.
In 1920 Liston Clark became the new
owner of the hardware business at
the corner of Front Street (now 1st Street)
and Broadway. He took on Charlie
Collier as a partner in 1935
and the business became known
as Collier-Clark Hardware.
Business went well enough for Clark
to retire in 1944 and Collier took over
renaming the store Collier Hardware.
AVL Looms & Weaving School
2360 Park Ave. Ste. 9
530-893-4915 - Tours by appointment
|Ribidit Helping You Plan
The Perfec tDay
|Historical Collier Hardware
|Fun Facts about
Chico is home of California State University
Chico. It is one of the well know universities in
California. People come from all over the world
to attend Chico's College and many stay after
college and make Chico their home.
|Downtown City Plaza
418 Main Street, Chico