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Happy Hollow Park and Zoo

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1300 Senter Rd, San Jose, CA 95112-2520
+1 408-794-6400
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Pleasant Sunday

Great little place to take the toddlers. Lot's of friendly critters to hand feed. Nice gardens and... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Dan H
Great place for kids!

Such a fun and safe place to take young kids. There’s so much to see and do. Rides, animal, food... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Joni C
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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.
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good35%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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1300 Senter Rd, San Jose, CA 95112-2520
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Great little place to take the toddlers. Lot's of friendly critters to hand feed. Nice gardens and folks all smiling cause it's better than watching TV.

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Such a fun and safe place to take young kids. There’s so much to see and do. Rides, animal, food and lots to explore.

Thank Joni C
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Reviewed 6 days ago

My son was 2yrs when visited this zoo and he enjoyed it all through the park. Though the animals are less they are good enough for lil ones to learn basic info.Out of all my son njoyed the rides ofcourse me too..

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice zoo and park especially for small Kids.Glass Tiger cage is just awesome. Tiger comes very close (only a glass in between). Kids really like the animals and zoo. Aquarium is also good. There is Cattle field also where kids can feed the animals. The...More

Thank bikash s
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Reviewed May 2, 2018

Very good zoo and rides for children about 3 to 6 years old. Akll the rides require about a 3 foot min height. They are rides designed for children about 3-6 years old. They are fun for this age range and NOT extreme. The zoo...More

Thank ronsF6171VH
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Reviewed April 29, 2018

Fun zoo with plenty of animals, the meercat culture is amazing: female leader is so protective of the clan; we definitely should have elected Hillary! The giant anteater is fantastic.

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Reviewed April 28, 2018 via mobile

Such a fun local park and zoo! If you have an aquarium or zoo membership anywhere else it’s only $7.25 for admission otherwise it’s $14.50. My kiddos love coming here for the petting zoo, zoo animals, kiddie rides and the playground. The grounds itself is...More

Thank Shihella S
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Reviewed April 24, 2018

This is a wonderful place for families with young children. My husband and I walked through it without children and it was nice but nothing "spectacular". We found ourselves continually commenting to each other how much our families would have enjoyed it.

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Reviewed April 21, 2018 via mobile

Our first time at this zoo and park! We really enjoyed going with our 1 year old. Plenty of animals in each section hill and zoo. There are rides, a huge play area, and shows for older children. I recommend showing up early to buy...More

Thank Smckslimmy
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Reviewed March 31, 2018

We've taken our son (and multiple field trips as well) to this place. Lots of animals in their zoo to look at, lots of rides. It's a great place for babies all the way up to age 9 or so. Lots of places for kids...More

1  Thank Jason D
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Heather C
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Basing my best guess off of this calendar of operations from their website: Jan 1, 2017 falls on a Sunday. They are open almost every Sunday with only a couple exceptions (like Christmas). They were also not closed on Jan... More
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