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Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park

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Address: 3050 Hecker Pass Highway, Gilroy, CA 95020 (Formerly "Bonfante Gardens")
Phone Number: (408) 840-7100
Activities: Dining, Viewing foliage
Description: An extraordinary combination of nature preserve and theme park that...
An extraordinary combination of nature preserve and theme park that comprises more than 75 acres of trees, plants, water and rocks combined with rides, picnic grounds, miniature golf and spectacular gardens.
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Visited Gilroy Gardens for the first time with our little ones and they had a great time. The price was very reasonable and good parking plus Tax Deductible, If you have little... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 6, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015 NEW

Visited Gilroy Gardens for the first time with our little ones and they had a great time. The price was very reasonable and good parking plus Tax Deductible, If you have little ones the rides for them are great and not long lines for the m to stand in, also park wasn't over crowded. Parking only $12.00 but if you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

We recently took out 3 children to the gilroy gardens. We had never been before but family and friends had raved about it so we decided to take the 3 hour drive for the weekend. We went on a sunday around 10am. Wasnt packed at all when we got there but it filled up fast. Lines moved very steady. Longest... More 

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san francisco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

This is such a great park for the whole family to go. It is cater to smaller children, so if you have older kids, they might not have much rides to go on. The place is filled with wonderful gardens and lots of shades if it's a hot day. Plenty of restrooms and sitting to eat. If you are around... More 

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San Francisco, California, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I went here with my niece and nephew. This park is good for younger kids. The water park element is also unique and may make it appealing to some older kids too. The rides are not very scary and there is something for everyone. The admission price is great, and the memberships are even better since they are a non-profit... More 

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cali
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

a great place to take the little ones for an introduction to theme parks and rides. it has rides for the 2-5 yr olds and 1 good ride for those older kids that want a more thrilling experience but not yet ready (height wise) for SIx Flags. in terms of pricing, at $50 per adult and $24 for kids it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We loved this place. We went on opening day for 2015. It wasn't busy at all and not that hot. We just wish that the water park had been open. They do not open until May.

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Gilroy, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

this park is great for smaller kids. Older kids would probably get bored. New water park is great. Adults will enjoy the scenery.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I have gone here a few times over the past few years. It is very pricey for what they have. They only have a few places to eat and the food/pizza does not taste very good. They do have an apricot freeze that is pretty good. When they have the guest days the lines are very long. But normally it... More 

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San Jose, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

As the title suggests, Gilroy Gardens is mostly for families with children, or at least that was the impression that I got. However, this is not to say that a single person or couples without kids cannot enjoy this park. On the contrary, this place was quite the treat and I had a very fun time on my visit. My... More 

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Morgan Hill, California, Usa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Very nice for young, up to 10 years old children, plenty of rides. Only quite expensive to get in and the food, so bring your own food.

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