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“Great place for the family”

Happy Hollow Park and Zoo
Ranked #8 of 136 things to do in San Jose
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
San Jose, California, United States
Level 5 Contributor
40 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Great place for the family”
Reviewed December 31, 2012

I can't say enough about Happy Hollow. Our kids have enjoyed this place every year since it re-opened and we have had a birthday party there. We are always meeting friends there and letting our kids have a blast feeding the animals and riding the rides. We get a annual pass and you just can't beat this place for fun with kids.

Visited November 2012
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Sunnyvale, California
Level 6 Contributor
168 reviews
90 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“Fabulous for kids and adults like it too”
Reviewed December 9, 2012

This is a hidden gem in San Jose! The size is perfect for a family with small kids - animals and playgrounds and interesting exhibits. Plus tables and benches and places to rest and eat. The selection of animals is interesting as well - even as an adult - and they have some great display shows to talk about the animals up close. A fun outing!

Visited October 2012
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Gardnerville, Nevada
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Wonderful place for kids!”
Reviewed December 6, 2012

Great activities, birthday facilities available, fun rides, variety of animals. They have wonderful summer activities and classes for kids.

Visited August 2012
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1 Thank Sue B
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San Jose, California
Level 6 Contributor
78 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great Zoo Animals”
Reviewed December 1, 2012

This zoo is great for our kids. They enjoyed walking around the park and seeing all the animals. There is and open grassy area where we were able to relax and enjoy the open space. Make sure you get a seasons pass because its worth it in a few visits.

Visited November 2012
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Honolulu
Level 6 Contributor
116 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Kids' playground”
Reviewed November 15, 2012

I guess I didn't read the description well enough, but this is a kid's playground. Admission was higher than it's worth for adults without accompanying kids. Not many animals to see.

Visited November 2012
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