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Happy Hollow Park and Zoo

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1300 Senter Rd, San Jose, CA 95112-2520
+1 408-794-6400
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Happy Hollow is the BEST

We LOVE, love, love Happy Hollow Park and Zoo. Actually, it's the very BEST zoo we've ever been to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
MsMouseCalifornia
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California
Great place for kids

This is a small local zoo that you can take your kids to instead of driving to Oakland or San... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
L0ve2travle
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California
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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.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good35%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“puppet show” (26 reviews)
“the dragon” (25 reviews)
“roller coaster” (29 reviews)
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1300 Senter Rd, San Jose, CA 95112-2520
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+1 408-794-6400
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We LOVE, love, love Happy Hollow Park and Zoo. Actually, it's the very BEST zoo we've ever been to. It's lovely simply approaching the place from the parking. A creek, a bridge, magnificent trees, and the courtyard in front has the most whimsical, fun animal...More

Thank MsMouseCalifornia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a small local zoo that you can take your kids to instead of driving to Oakland or San Francisco. Through this exposure, children can learn about a variety of species and have a great time by riding a train and buying awesome souvenirs....More

Thank L0ve2travle
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A perfect day with your younger children, with an animal zoo and an amusement park. Also a beautiful park area for walking, enjoying a large pond and having a picnic lunch.

Thank helent671
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went with some nieces and nephews to Happy Hollow Zoo for a wonderful day trip. The zoo is clean, well maintained and full of interesting and engaging animals to view and learn about.

Thank margaretj2016
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

Lots of activities for kids. It has a play park as well as a children petting zoo. It is easy to plan a day trip for the younger kids.

Thank ETTO2015
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

I began visiting Happy Hallow when I was a little girl. Then I starting taking my son when he was still in a stroller. Now he's in middle school, and yet we still have an absolutely amazing time every visit!

Thank csH7854ME
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Reviewed 24 December 2017 via mobile

This is a toddler amusement park, zoo and petting zoo all in one. One of the best things is that all rides are included so you can go on the carousel or roller coaster or any of the many rides again and again and again....More

2  Thank Seramusafirah
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Reviewed 23 December 2017

Took my Grandson for showing the animals but disappointed to find hardly any, except for few sheep and goats! Some of the enclosures were even empty. Had rides in Dragon train and round robin, which are good for small children. Few eating joints are also...More

Thank KS R
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Reviewed 19 December 2017

My daughter and her family (one little guys 19 months old) are members. We visited Happy Hollow with 3 extra adults and the two kids under 2 years. Had a great day and it is a fabulous place to spend a day with kids. The...More

1  Thank Karen Kelly K
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Reviewed 11 December 2017 via mobile

We loved this place...never made it to the zoo portion. I love that this place is feared for little kids. Our 1.5 year old was in heaven. The schedule they hand you for the rides was confusing but we finally caught on. I wish we...More

Thank Marci H
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Heather C
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Response from PNut_Trip | Reviewed this property |
Basing my best guess off of this calendar of operations from their website: Jan 1, 2017 falls on a Sunday. They are open almost every Sunday with only a couple exceptions (like Christmas). They were also not closed on Jan... More
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