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“Great for the young ones” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Happy Hollow Park and Zoo

Happy Hollow Park and Zoo
1300 Senter Road, San Jose, CA 95112
408-794-6400
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Ranked #6 of 140 things to do in San Jose
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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.
california
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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“Great for the young ones”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2012

Great morning trip with the little ones - you can do it all in 3 hours and have a nap!
Not very friendly for the elderly - steep walkways

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San Jose, California
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47 reviews 47 reviews
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Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
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“A cute kid focused small Zoo”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2012

Went there w/my god kids - a small zoo but the staff is very friendly and can talk with kids for hours about the animals

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San Jose, California
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“family fun”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2012

with the price of admission EVERYTHING is included. rides and zoo. kids love it and mom loves it

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Sacramento, California
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“Great park to take the kids to!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2012

I took my niece here during the summer (even though visit says Feb.). Parking was super full for several lots, so we had to park BLOCKS away (free, near museum, on same street, but down)... & walk to park. Tickets were about $8/person, I think. Inside the gates was a SPRAWLING park with a zoo (animals from lemurs to lambs), kid roller coaster, swings, and my niece's fave, Danny the Dragon (mascot)'s train. We had a REALLY great time. Full of parents & kids, clean, safe, fun.

Visited February 2011
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Santa Clara, California
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“So much fun for the younger kids!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2012

I've been going to this place since I was 5 (30 yrs!), and it just keeps getting better. Great place to take kids ~8 and under. Although, I took my 10 yr old to my friends little girls b-day party here a few months ago & he still had a blast. Ther's a mini zoo, wide open grassy areas to run around or picnic in (lots of shady areas, too), a beautiful japanese garden, puppet shows and rides. A little something for everyone.

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