We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Compact & Pretty

This museum is in a former Carnegie Library it was very interesting to learn about some of the... read more

Reviewed 19 July 2018
El Dorado Hills, California
Roseleaf Residents Visit

Our residents at Roseleaf Senior Living & Memory Care Communities had the guided group tour of... read more

Reviewed 18 July 2018
Chico, California
via mobile
Read all 12 reviews
All photos (3)
Full view
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Jul 18, 2018
“Compact & Pretty”
Jul 17, 2018
“Roseleaf Residents Visit”
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
141 Salem St, Chico, CA 95928-5328
+1 530-891-4336
Improve This Listing
Reviews (12)
Filter reviews
12 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
See what travelers are saying:
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 12 reviews
Reviewed 19 July 2018

This museum is in a former Carnegie Library it was very interesting to learn about some of the history of Chico. Especially nice was the display of the Chinese temple. The volunteers were quite knowledgeable, and answered all of our questions.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 958LauraH
Reviewed 18 July 2018 via mobile

Our residents at Roseleaf Senior Living & Memory Care Communities had the guided group tour of Chico Museum. We loved it! Nice to know that the Chico legacy is preserved by the wonderful volunteers at Chico Museum

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Kuperman
Reviewed 21 December 2017

I enjoy visiting this museum. The staff does a great job changing what is shown. Native local American exhibit was awesome. Have seen gold history and more. Museum isn't all that big, but they manage to have good shows.

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank backpackingfools
Reviewed 12 September 2017

We were very pleased to learn about Chico in this little gem of a museum. The exhibits are colorful and well set out to visit, and the staff was friendly and helpful. We knew nothing about the sad history of the Chinese in town, and...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Gary L
Reviewed 13 October 2016

The Chico Museum is located in an historic building, one perfectly suited to showcase the history of Chico and surrounding area. If you have an interest in getting to know the places you visit, this museum will more than meet your expectations.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Bob K
Reviewed 7 September 2016

this is a small but powerful museum. the exhibits are excellent. I attended the history of bidwell and chico. the staff are wonderful friendly and helpful. it has a small gift shop that has some chico unigue items. the exhibits are professional and informative. A...More

Date of experience: March 2016
1  Thank Elaina M
Reviewed 10 April 2016

An old Carnegie Library, the Chico Museum building is a little worse for wear, and its had spotty exhibits on and off all its life. But the present exhibit "Chico Through Time" was exceptional--diverse, well laid out, curated cases and commentary were vivid and excellent,...More

Date of experience: April 2016
1  Thank JoelZ195
Reviewed 16 October 2015

My first time was with fourth grade class, and I am here to tell you it is very interesting, I never had been before, after being there I was very happy that great grand son ask me to go along and guide a group of...More

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank leroys2
Reviewed 27 September 2015

They do different venues every few months. Have seen a few and they did a very good job. Last one was someones photos of the history of Chico, and it was wonderful. It is not a very large museum, but they managed to get lots...More

Date of experience: September 2015
1  Thank A518VSLindaS
Reviewed 16 September 2015

A work wild stop. Give your self some time to view this museum. There is a lot to see. We enjoyed it very much.

Date of experience: April 2015
Thank Michael D
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 17 nearby hotels
Hotel Diamond
290 reviews
.22 km away
University Inn
60 reviews
.51 km away
Heritage Inn Express Chico
91 reviews
.57 km away
Americas Best Value Inn
67 reviews
.61 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 351 nearby restaurants
209 reviews
.12 km away
125 reviews
.05 km away
Smokin' Moe's Barbecue
111 reviews
.12 km away
The Banshee
61 reviews
.12 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 52 nearby attractions
Bidwell Mansion
164 reviews
.42 km away
Chico Certified Farmer's Market
108 reviews
.37 km away
The Pageant Theatre
51 reviews
.64 km away
Eighth & Main Antique Center
25 reviews
.66 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Chico Museum staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines