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Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park

#2 of 25 things to do in Gilroy Features Animals
3050 Hecker Pass Rd, Gilroy, CA 95020-9411
+1 408-840-7100
Review Highlights
Excellent for families with young children

An annual pass is the best way to go. This is a beautiful park and many rides for younger children... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
via mobile
Grandchildren's trip

Took my five grandchildren. We enjoyed the park but only wish there were a few more things for... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Atwater, California
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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.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good35%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“season pass” (17 reviews)
3050 Hecker Pass Rd, Gilroy, CA 95020-9411
+1 408-840-7100
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

An annual pass is the best way to go. This is a beautiful park and many rides for younger children. It also has water activities which are great with the heat.

Thank garliccity
Reviewed 6 days ago

Took my five grandchildren. We enjoyed the park but only wish there were a few more things for older children. Especially with the cost being so high.

Thank tyoung453818
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enchanting park with classic rides but rides are more suitable for 12 and under. This park is geared towards little kids not teens. I love the fact that this park is not overstimulating and park entry can be redeemed for a year pass. The quicksilver...More

Thank Maritza C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I took our almost 5 year old here a few Sundays ago. We arrived about an hour after opening and the parking lot was about 2/3 full, plenty of parking. There were short lines for tickets to enter the park. We decided...More

Thank Rob F
Reviewed 1 week ago

Worked out great all around. We thought about buying the fast passes but they turned out not to be needed. Even on July 4th weekend. The splash area was crowded given it was hot but basically no complaints. No complaints from the kids (more importantly)....More

Thank The_HHH
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I are from the UK and were on a driving tour of amusement parks on the US West Coast, and we stopped by at Gilroy to ride their two roller coasters. The coasters are good fun for younger guests, indeed the rides...More

Thank Davidjellis
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park is a hidden gem in Gilroy. The rides are mostly set up for small children but the beautiful gardens may be appreciated by all. I love gardens so this place is a gardener's paradise.

Thank Elizabeth S
Reviewed 10 June 2017

Most of the reviews say this place is for young children and they are absolutelay correct, we visited with 8 year old girls who had a lot of fun on the level 3 and the one level 4 ride. We went when the local kids...More

2  Thank Gayle S
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Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

This is a place is best for small kids under 7. Decent size playground and rides for small kids. Food has wide selection from junk to Italian, Chinese, BBQ, salad and sandwiches.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 23 May 2017

This is a most lovely park with great rides and activities for younger children, I'd say ages 3-12 years old. It is a very relaxed setting for middle aged folks who appreciate the beauty of botanical gardens and very cool trees that are the most...More

Thank Cynthia M
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Joan G
25 June 2016|
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Response from wunnetu_nta | Reviewed this property |
Yes bring towels unless your prepared to purchase. Yes, adults and children can get wet near water gun and slide play area. Currently the other location that has splash area is closed for Illumination.
20 June 2016|
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Response from wawa1910 | Reviewed this property |
Monday through Thursday. Be there right when they open. Leave by 1PM.
16 June 2015|
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Response from Lin B | Reviewed this property |
Unsure maybe online Our tickets were a gift from our daughter and she got them online.