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Happy Hollow Park and Zoo

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Address: 1300 Senter Road, San Jose, CA 95112
Phone Number: 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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Great zoo

First off let me say I picked this zoo randomly. My husband wanted to seethe apple campus and I googled zoo and it said 9 miles away. I was very very happy here. I have a two year... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Collegeschick39
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First off let me say I picked this zoo randomly. My husband wanted to seethe apple campus and I googled zoo and it said 9 miles away. I was very very happy here. I have a two year old. The price for my husband and I was perfect (35 dollars ish). The zoo is cute and small. However, they have... More 

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Thank Collegeschick39
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36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great park and zoo for family with young and little kids. Very educational and fun park, nice little train and great staff.

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Thank 495marcusk
San Jose, California
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13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hi, good place to visit. They have small zoo & small play-activities. Good for small kids.. Half day is good enough. I feel, its quite expensive. Even , parking is also $10 for a day. There is Japanese garden nearby. So if you club these two sights, you can spend one day in this area.

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Thank Ajay h
Temecula, California, United States
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to take the little ones in your family. We went there with our daughter and our grandchildren, they had a great time , merry go round was fun for all!

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Thank Erin C
San Jose, California, United States
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place for young children. Rides and Park are geared to the under 10 crowd. The zoo is interesting, but small enough for little attention spans. I highly recommend their summer camps. 1 week puppet camp ends in a wonderful (and silly) puppet show. It's just fun. Get a membership. It pays for itself if you are going more than... More 

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Thank BruceIan
San Francisco, California
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61 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

This was a welcome diversion on a hot day. The petting zoo was arguably the best part. As always, food and drink is wildly expensive, but beyond this, very kid and parent friendly place.

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Thank spooncherry
bay area
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96 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

rides/attractions/animals/restaurants all at a reasonable price. annual pass has parking option. must go if you are in the south bay.

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Thank echoy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

Bought a membership. Never w have to wait in long holiday lines again! Kids love it. They ride roller coaster like 6x in a row.

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Thank Marissa C
San Jose, California
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9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

This place has few rides, some animal shows, we once went there with our 3 year old. Later she went there with her grand parents and uncle and his family, who were visiting from out of town. They too mentioned they all had a good time there .

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Thank FamilyTravelEnthu
San Jose, California
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16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

When my grandchildren were much younger we took them here a lot. We even bought a season pass one year. They love it for the rides, and the puppet show, and the playground. The animals are just an added bonus.

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