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California's Great America

Address: Great America Parkway, Santa Clara, CA 95050
Phone Number: 408-988-1776
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Ranked #5 of 14 Attractions in Santa Clara
Type: Amusement/ Theme Parks, Amusement Parks
Owner description: The new roller coaster, called Stealth, mimics flight and is one of the park's thriller rides.
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Type: Amusement/ Theme Parks, Amusement Parks
Owner description: The new roller coaster, called Stealth, mimics flight and is one of the park's thriller rides.

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Milpitas, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
27 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Once a year, we're in Great America. Our children outgrew the place but still they love to come and visit Great America. It's the place for kids, teenagers and even adults. Rides are enjoyable, swimming is lovable, watching shows are desirable. It's a place for everybody!

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Los Gatos, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Took my niece and I hadn't really been here in 15 years. The good: a few great rides and mild crowds make it possible to have plenty of fun. The gold pass is a great value, so you don't have to sell any internal organs to pay for the visit. The bad: Several rides are getting old and losing some... More 

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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72 reviews 72 reviews
29 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Okay ignore the ppor grammar, spelling and awful pun of the title for just a moment and let me explain why i called it this. California's Great America has a modern built, old-world feel, Wooden Rollercoaster that will knock your frickin' socks off (at high speed on tight bends). The coaster is beautifully constructed and looks amazing, when you get... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The rides are ehhh, nothing spectacular. The food is abysmal and the crowd is eclectic. The place is clean and well cared for.

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

I want to great America the first day it opened, and several seasons thereafter. But the last years it's gone downhill. They have maybe three roller coasters that are good, in all fairness I think the park is great for children between two and seven. For us big kids the park gets boring awful fast, years ago they had a... More 

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Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We went with some friends because we had some discounted tickets at $10 which made it a great deal, otherwise, I'd say it's a little overpriced for what they offered. The attractions were (to the bare eye) well maintained and the staff super courteous. The food offer is very limited, and just "junk food", of course overpriced since you have... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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86 reviews 86 reviews
13 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

This was our first visit to this park, the layout was great, a lot of fast rides which my husband and son loved, food and drink prices are high, but that is standard at any fun park, highly recommended for a day out, and you only need one day to do it all.

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Oakley, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

If you are a guest, you can leave your car at the Hilton parking lot and walk over to Great America, saving $15.00 that you can spend at Great America! All ages of our family enjoyed Great America, especially during the Halloween month. The food court was very reasonable, and you can get free ice water with your purchase. Lots... More 

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Oakdale, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014 via mobile

Very disappointed. Went to fright fest last year so I decided to take my son to Great America's the haunt this year. We arrived at 12pm and paid 30.99 w/coupon and after we paid they told us the park closed at 5:30pm and would reopen at 7for the haunt. Then we had to pay another $30.00 to get back in.... More 

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Rohnert Park, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

I got a package deal last year with some friends that included a dinner at 7. We got to the park on time but we couldn't find anyone or any sign to hep us find where to go. When I finally did find someone and I showed them the reservation ticket, they had NO idea what I was talking about... More 

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