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Happy Hollow Park and Zoo

Address: 1300 Senter Road, San Jose, CA 95112
Phone Number: 408-794-6400
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Ranked #3 of 44 Activities in San Jose
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Playgrounds, Amusement/ Theme Parks, Nature & Parks, Fun & Games, Zoos & Aquariums, Amusement Parks, Outdoor Activities
Owner description: Happy Hollow Park & Zoo in San Jose has been a part of Bay Area families since it opened its’ gates...
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Type: Playgrounds, Amusement/ Theme Parks, Nature & Parks, Fun & Games, Zoos & Aquariums, Amusement Parks, Outdoor Activities
Owner description: 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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Coarsegold, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

For a small park, my grand kids loved it and especially liked to ride the open train around the park, as well as most of the other rides. The zoo was small, but the animals seemed well cared for, and some of the rides in the park section could stand to be upgraded with newer model cars and planes, etc.... More 

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San Jose, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

The price is fair. There are plenty of domestic animals for kids to see and learn about. The cafe has good options for families. We loved the puppet show and family-friendly rides. It is the perfect day out with the kids, combining education and fun. I love this place!

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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015 via mobile

This is where my kids took their first roller coaster ride! They still remember it after some years. The place is very well designed for small children and outside gatherings. Bring your whole family!

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San Jose, California
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129 reviews 129 reviews
51 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This place is good for kids as it has both animals they can look at and pet as well as rides that even young children can play with. The zoo is big enough without being too large or overly crowded and is located close to shopping and places to eat so its pretty convenient. A good place to enjoy a... More 

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Florence, Oregon
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130 reviews 130 reviews
9 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Charming park setting. Very small zoo area and petting zoo. All rides and shows are included. Of interest to very young children. Our seven year old seemed to be approaching the upper end of the patrons beside the escorting parents and grandparents. Fair price for admission

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San Jose, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This play ground, little zoo, sweet rides, and puppet shows is the perfect place to visit with kids under about 8. There are also fun camps for older kids. The cafe is convenient and reasonably priced. This park was recently remodeled and the rides were given a face lift but it retained the sweet simple atmosphere.

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Portland, Oregon
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We visited family in San Jose and figured it would be great to visit the "zoo". There are some animals like monkeys but they are more like pets to me for example chicken, turkey, sheep, birds etc. I would just call it amusement park instead of zoo. It is easy to walk around and clean. Great for our one and... More 

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san jose
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

A perfect place to spend the day with little ones. There's a small zoo, a petting zoo, puppet shows, children friendly rides, large jungle gym, and open spaces to run around. The food court is lacking in choices, and there is only one place to buy food. Convenient parking. I suggest pack your own and have a picnic.

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San Jose, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Yes, you can spend whole day here. Food is good too. We also get discounts with membership on foods. If you have not visited this place, I recommend to take your family.

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Mountain View, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

If you have a toddler or toddler to be that needs to be entertained and run around, Happy Hollow if a great place to go. Danny the Dragon is a favorite for all the kids and the price is inexpensive for the entertainment value. We are local and bought a membership and recommend the parking pass if you get a... More 

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