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Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park

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Great theme park for smaller children

We went to the Gardens@night Holiday on a Friday night, so the park was not open until the 4pm... read more

Reviewed December 9, 2018
RBTravelJunkie78
Wonderful, beautiful, calm, and fun!

We have been to this amusement park twice - once on the Sunday after Thanksgiving, the other the... read more

Reviewed November 11, 2018
Joy H
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Clovis, California
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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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3050 Hecker Pass Rd, Gilroy, CA 95020-9411
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+1 408-840-7100
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everything is good. But, pricing is a scam. CA Great America Park charges $80 for their gold pass and allows entry into Gilroy Gardens for night events as well. Also, for kids up to the age of 5, they give a free pre K pass...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 9, 2018

We went to the Gardens@night Holiday on a Friday night, so the park was not open until the 4pm night time start. When we arrived we parked literally in the front parking spot and waited about 5 min for the park to open. It was...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank RBTravelJunkie78
Reviewed December 9, 2018

Yes, it's winter time but much of the facility was closed or not functioning. Also, the food venues have only a couple of food selections. I will not be returning.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Choc18Chip
Reviewed December 3, 2018

We are going to stop recommending this venue to our friends that do not have kids. There was little for two adults to see and do. The fancy Circus Trees were spread out & far apart, making them hard to find. The food offerings at...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Bay-Area-Grandma
Reviewed November 11, 2018 via mobile

We have been to this amusement park twice - once on the Sunday after Thanksgiving, the other the Sunday before the Veterans Day holiday (fell on a Monday). Both times were GORGEOUS and fun!!! The park is so well kept, the employees are great, and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Joy H
Reviewed November 11, 2018 via mobile

We went with our grandchildren on a Saturday of a three day weekend, and couldn't have had a better day. The fall leaves are beautiful and there were virtually no lines. It was perfect.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Bonnie D
Reviewed November 4, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I have never been there and this is our first time there. We were greeting every where we went. Park is clean and set up for the season holidays . Bought a sandwich and it was good and as for the price...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Hogcam
Reviewed October 3, 2018

Gilroy Gardens is a nice way to spend the day. It seems to be perfect for older people who love gardens and younger kids who enjoy fun and not so wild rides. I can't see teenagers choosing this as a "go to" venue. My husband...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Msmariner
Reviewed October 1, 2018

This review is primarily for the Halloween@Night event. If you are a Premium Card holder at Gilroy Gardens or a Cedar Fair (Great America) Gold or Platinum season pass holder, it's a fun opportunity to see the park lit up at night and enjoy some...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 26, 2018 via mobile

Good place to visit with kids aged from 2 years and above. Fun rides and shows there. Train ride, carousel cars etc are fun for little ones. We visit there all around the year. Great for Halloween events during sep-oct. Also great for Christmas lighting....More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Joy H
October 27, 2018|
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Response from Hogcam | Reviewed this property |
And yes your wife will love it too near (10 min away) is the outlet. And it is big too
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July 9, 2018|
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Response from FLTeach2 | Reviewed this property |
Kristina said it all. There are a few shows aimed at the young crowd. Aside from that and the circus trees and lovely plants, there isn’t much for adults. It’s a super place for grandchildren.
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southsidequeen
June 11, 2018|
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There are still many rides for 8/9 year olds to enjoy. My grandchildren were only 4 and 5 and loved that they could ride so many things. At 8/9 you might be topping out the age range but I think there is still a lot to do... More
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