Chico in northern California is home to the massive Bidwell Park, with woodland trails, a golf course and an observatory. Bidwell Mansion State Historic Park is the former home of local pioneers John and Annie Bidwell. Nearby, the kids-oriented Gateway Science Museum offers hands-on exhibits and an Ice Age skeletons display. The younger ones will love The National Yo-Yo Museum displaying toy memorabilia, including a gigantic wooden yo-yo. Chico maintains a special sense of community and small-town living as it has developed into a vibrant regional center for business, recreation and cultural activities.