Čičmany is one of the few folk villages which remain intact in Central Europe. It represents a local vernacular style of architecture characterized by the use of dark wood and its white ornamentation in floral patterns similar to gingerbread. This is still a living tradition and such houses are drawn over again and again.
The timetable for buses to Čičmany from Žilina can be found here, it should be platform number 19.
The village is small and manageable on foot.
The village main attraction is its folk architecture. There are two souvenir shops vending local crafts. It is also possible to visit the inside of two of the houses.
Hike in the nearby woods.
There are two restaurants and two bars operating in Čičmany.
There are two hotels operating in Čičmany.
Return buses are quite sparse. An easier way back is to get a bus to Rajec (it's the correct stop when you can see a cream coloured church to your left), and get any of the regular buses from there. A timetable for Rajec can be found here.