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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 for visiting families

My 6 YO daughter and I visited Happy Hollow Park and Zoo in February 2016. We enjoyed the park on a very quiet, sunny day and enjoyed wandering the trails and seeing the animals... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Jill W
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My 6 YO daughter and I visited Happy Hollow Park and Zoo in February 2016. We enjoyed the park on a very quiet, sunny day and enjoyed wandering the trails and seeing the animals. The open space in the center of the park is fun for kids to blow off steam and the playground will keep kids busy for hours!... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited for the first time last week. My 6 year old really enjoyed it. It was on the crowded side with summer camp kids, but the lines were pretty short for the kiddie rides. She also enjoyed the Jack and the Beanstalk pupet show. Tickets are reasonably prices but parking is $10 a pop!

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Thank rmcopley16
San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

rides tailored for younger children, and a nice little zoo. Petting zoo also on premises. Suggest you bring your own food as the prices aren't real inexpensive and may opr may not have what your kids like. If you enjoy the visit, the annual pass is a good buy. You can go as often as you like and stay as... More 

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A wonderland of animals and creativity for children. As a parent I love taking my children here as they always want more and wish to go back often. So much so that we became Annual Pass holders here.

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Thank Tobie L
San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Happy Hollow Park and Zoo is a fantastic family destination in the South Bay Area. For a relatively low admission price (there was even a AAA discount!) you get access to the Zoo exhibits and all rides as well. While our 20 mo old really enjoyed looking at the animals, I'm guessing the ideal age is more in the 4-10... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great place for small children. The foods' a bit expensive, so bring your own. They even have a small outdoor theater with a puppet show

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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great day at Happy Hollow with my almost two-year old granddaughter and the rest of our family (all adults). It was affordable, clean and entertaining. I like that they had teens giving informal sessions with guests about various animals.

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Thank GoBigBlue223
San Jose
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the perfect little park to keep your children entertained. They have rides and a little zoo. They also have a petting zoo and playground. It is clean and they have a large parking lot.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

$14 per person. We stayed less than an hour. There's really nothing to see. Anteater was the highlight. Clean park in a nice setting. Rides and activities for kids but I basically paid $28 for two people to take a walk. I'm sure there's some parks in the area that are free with better views.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went here after traveling in an airplane all morning. We spent 3 hours and that was pretty adequate. It was a great way for them to use all their pent up energy. My 4 yo was able to ride all of the rides where my 22 month old was only able to do 3 of them. The zoo part... More 

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