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“Fantastic place for the little ones!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park

Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park
Ranked #1 of 24 things to do in Gilroy
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
São Paulo
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Fantastic place for the little ones!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2014

This is the place we were looking for our 20 months old daughter! She can ride almost all attractions, and she just loves the train, boat, car, balloon, carrousel.. Also there is a water play area that is just fun!

Visited May 2014
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Paso Robles, California, United States
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85 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Spectacular!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2014

Gardens are beautiful and rides are perfect for younger children. Greenhouse is amazing and the flora is spectacular! Highly recommend it.

Visited May 2014
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Fremont, California
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24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great for younger kids”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2014

We took an eight and a ten year old with a 5 and 2 year old. The rides are great for younger kids but they have to make the minimum height. Fun place for kids. Food, drinks and ice-cream are very expensive. you can take your own water inside. You can take your own food but not inside the park but there is an area where you can eat your own food.

Visited May 2014
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Bay Area, CA
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great Place for Young Children”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2014

I have a 4 year-old who loves this place. We first took him when he was 2 and there were a lot of toddler friendly rides for kids for him at that age. Now that he's a bit taller he was able to get on most of the rides including 2 lower thrill roller coasters. I personally love the waterfall and some of the garden scenery. There are a couple of family friendly rides like the train and the carousel that ever member of my family could ride (including an infant). This year we also purchased season passes when they were on sale for about $10 more than the cost of 1 ticket for each family member. We're looking forward to the new water feature when it opens in June and spending a quite a few days in the sun in Gilroy this summer.

Visited May 2014
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Pleasanton, California
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313 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
“Affordable family fun”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2014

Just returned for the 2014 season and came away very impressed. I had been here before in prior years but this time I noticed a huge change.

1. Clean, looks like the rides/attractions were painted fresh in the off season
2. Organized, staff was well trained and were thinking ahead. We opted to do the all you can eat lunch. The food areas were constantly being cleaned, staff made drinks available in advance, good flow management so minimal lines, and food was well stocked. I accidentally spilled some food and a staffer was there to clean it up right away.
3. Not terribly expensive. I opted to get the season parking ($12 single time or $24 unlimited)

It's good fun for kids <10, the usual inventory of dizzy turning rides, a couple water rides, and some light roller coaster. There is a splash park for kids and other water related things (wear bathing suit/sandals). Not a big park end to end but this is great for young families. Do get there early before 11 ideal.

I think the bathrooms could have been bit cleaner later in the day.

Visited May 2014
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