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Happy Hollow Park and Zoo

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Address: 1300 Senter Rd, San Jose, CA 95112-2520
Phone Number: 408-794-6400
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Happy Hollow Park & Zoo in San Jose has been a part of Bay Area...

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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Great family fun

Think us adults had more fun then the younger kids did.. Great animal selection on display, with lots of educational information about the animals and where they are from, how... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
mammi09
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Fairfield, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A lot of rude parents and grandparents. Cutting in food lines and ride lines. Adults let their kids run wild with no form of parental supervision. Lack of common decent courtesy.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I wish someone would had posted that it was more for little kids. If you have small children then this will be great for them. A lot of little kids rides. To us, there were not a lot of animals.

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Fairfield, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Think us adults had more fun then the younger kids did.. Great animal selection on display, with lots of educational information about the animals and where they are from, how they lived.. Lots of hands on things to do and see

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Thank mammi09
San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

One of the best, affordable places to take children 8 and under. Lots of playgrounds, rides, a zoo, and petting zoo. Lots of shade, and you can even bring your own food and have a picnic. They have a place you can buy food with lots of healthy choices. Love this place!

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Happy Hollow is seriously cute for kids under 8. The new areas are well-designed and offer lots of exploration. I love that they kept many of the classic rides (Danny the Dragon), and the little zoo is still down the hill and included in the ticket price. Spent most of the day here and the kids left happy and tired!

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Thank yolofam4
Honolulu, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Parking is plentiful but a bit expensive. Remember to ask about discounts on admission, including AAA. Zoo is somewhat small. Plenty of nice Kiddie Rides, which are included in the admission price. I would guess that the upper age limit is about 10.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is excellent for you children. There are about 10 rides and all are catered for the little ones. There are also a reasonable amount of animals for the kids to enjoy. There is are several play areas as well. I would highly recommend this place. $10 to park and 2 years and above is $15 for admission

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Thank Jokr151
San Jose, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I wouldn't recommend because of the location, in my opinion its unsafe. The park has nice things like the small petting zoo and the dragon roller coaster. You have the Japanese garden next door thats a bit dirty and a history museum it's lonely but theres some nice things to see like the candy store and train.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We took our 8 month old baby, it was very nice. Mostly the option to pet the animals.Most of the park is for older kids, especially the great playground area and the other facilities. I'll say that the most enjoyable experience will be for kids between the ages 4-8

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Thank Roi T
San Jose, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family has a membership and we go at least once a month. My 3 year old loves the rollercoaster and the playground near the rear of the park, as well as the crooked house. The Farm area is interactive with most animals close enough to touch, and the goat petting zoo is fun for the little ones (when the... More 

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