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Happy Hollow Park and Zoo

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Address: 1300 Senter Rd, San Jose, CA 95112-2520
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+1 408-794-6400
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Happy Hollow Park & Zoo in San Jose has been a part of Bay Area...

Happy Hollow Park & Zoo in San Jose has been a part of Bay Area families since it opened its’ gates in 1961. It’s a unique combination of family rides, amusements, a Puppet Theater, play areas and an accredited Zoo with over 140 animals, from endangered lemurs to miniature horses. Year round classes are offered for ages 12 months to adults as well as special events for all seasons. Happy Hollow Park & Zoo offers yearly Memberships for families and individuals.

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On a recent visit to San Jose we took our two year granddaughter to Happy Hollow Park and Zoo. We only had time to visit the park because she loved all the rides. I believe that... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
ADolores
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On a recent visit to San Jose we took our two year granddaughter to Happy Hollow Park and Zoo. We only had time to visit the park because she loved all the rides. I believe that her favorite were all the slides, climbing things, and rope stairs. This was a great way to spend the morning!

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Thank ADolores
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

if you want to enjoy a half day with your family in a decent place then this place would be good option. dont expect too much on rides and the zoo. Very limited rides and small zoo around 10 animals only. my 3 year old kid enjoyed her time with her friends on rides

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1 Thank Anil K
San Jose, California
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42 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A good place for small kids. Rids are premature and slow!! I'm sure fit toddlers and young children. Zoo is small as well, but kids like it and learn something. Best part, I guess is the animal farm! Goats, sheep, Pony, Cow, .... petting them is nice! Price is a bit high for this kind of arrangement. Muppet show was... More 

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Thank hosnegar
San Ramon, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

This is a good place to take young kids - the rides are gentle, zoo is small & cute, lots of place to run around. My only grouse would be that it is a tad expensive for what it offers! But, if you live in the South bay, definitely an easily accessible and fun attraction to take your kids to.

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Thank ksv24
Saratoga, California
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19 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

When my child was young. This place was a spot that we'd go at least every other month in the summer. Last time we were there was 2005

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Thank Olivia J
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Our fairly short 5 year old was too short for many of the rides. The carousel and small zoo were nice. Not quite worth the cost of admission: maybe when shorty grows another inch or two.

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Thank Anton S
Palo Alto, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

My Grandson's 5th birthday party was here last weekend. Excellent place for this. Guests get discounted parking, discounted entry for siblings and parents, private area for the party/meal and a party planner that comes out to your car with a card to carry in your party "stuff" and at the end, returns with a cart to pack up gifts, left... More 

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Thank Marcia K
San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

This place was AWESOME! We have an 11-month-old and a 3-year-old. This place was perfect! Every member of the staff we spoke with was friendly and extremely helpful directing us around the park. It was such a magical place. Another neat thing about it was that there were signs near the rides giving a bit of history as well. Loved... More 

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Thank Kate S
San Jose, California, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

It is small, but charming. Recent addition red panda is adorable. All the animals are well taken care for and are so exotic

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1 Thank Maria M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Such a great little zoo! If you have kids under 10, this is a really fun place for a day of learning and adventure. The rides are gentle and accommodating. The zoo is split into two parts and while small, it has a lot of interesting critters to check out. The new Red Panda exhibit is super fun. The petting... More 

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