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Arts, Culture & Heritage
A vibrant, expressive life begins with arts, culture and heritage. Butte County offers not only its natural beauty but opportunities to experience world-class cultural experiences in small intimate settings. Explore our area against a rich cultural backdrop.
Local performances are supplemented by regular visits from nationally-touring musicians.
In addition to the diverse theatrical productions staged by CSU, Chico, which range from traditional musicals to contemporary plays, there are several long-standing theater companies in Chico, Oroville, and Paradise, each producing several plays per year.
Butte County has a rich historical heritage and an active art community as well. There are well over 20 galleries, museums and historical homes in the county. Among the most notable are the world-renowned glass studio of Orient & Flume; an authentic Chinese Temple listed on the Historic Register; and the National Yo-Yo Museum. Numerous murals grace the walls of Oroville and Chico buildings, and the Chico Art Center hosts an annual Open Studios tour.
Orient & Flume Glass, Chico
Chinese Temple, Oroville
Bidwell Mansion, Chico
C.F. Lott Home, Oroville
Butte County Historical Society Museum
Butte County Pioneer Museum
Chico Creek Nature Center
Gateway Science Museum-CSU, Chico
Gold Nugget Museum
Gold Trader Flat & Yuba-Feather Historical Museum
Janet Turner Print Museum
Museum of Anthropology
National Yo Yo Museum
Bolt's Antique Tool Museum
Feather River Nature Center
Chico Air Museum
Colman Museum/Centerville School House
Patrick Ranch Museum
Butte County Library
(Branches in Biggs, Chico, Durham, Gridley, Oroville, Paradise)