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Happy Hollow Park and Zoo

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The Birds, The Monkeys and the Playground

My Sister and I used to take our Grandkids to this Park. It was a very rewarding experience for... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
San Jose, California
Fun park and zoo so close by..!

We went here on a Saturday afternoon with our 1.5 yr old son, thinking vll do a quick visit for 2/3... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
bhavna k
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“the dragon”(26 reviews)
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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...more
1300 Senter Rd, San Jose, CA 95112-2520
+1 408-794-6400
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Reviewed 6 days ago

My Sister and I used to take our Grandkids to this Park. It was a very rewarding experience for both all of us. The Grandkids grew up, my Sister passed but I will always cherished our time spent at the Happy Hollow Park and Zoo....More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank esthertelin
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We went here on a Saturday afternoon with our 1.5 yr old son, thinking vll do a quick visit for 2/3 hrs but we we're literally there till closing time. A lot of animals for ure kids to see, rides to enjoy and a lil...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank bhavna k
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lots of activities and things to see at this location. Small zoo, various playground structures throughout the park, rides (go to website to verify minimum height requirements), educational classes/camps, puppet shows, petting zoo, and lots of grassy lawn areas to picnic or picnic tables both...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 6 November 2018

We took our grand daughter to see many different animals. She really enjoyed feeding goats. There is Merry Go Around ride in the park.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Ly D
Reviewed 27 October 2018

This place is perfect for preschool age children. The rides are perfect - not crazy and over whelming. The entire layout is balanced with play areas for children to use their muscles, the rides and the animals. It was a very enjoyable couple of hours.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank CherBear123
Reviewed 2 October 2018

I have been coming to this zoo all my life and it has changed over the years. I love the new look and fresh attractions. They have great kid events but also have a few adults only events that are fun also. If you are...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Janina-Funtimes
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

Decided to take the kids to Happy Hollow today to get the outside since it was such a nice day. This place is a hidden treasure. First I used my AAA card to get a discount to get in. The place was busy but we...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank comp788
Reviewed 16 September 2018

I've been coming here for over 50 years and it's still a great value for all ages. Next door is the Japanese Tea Gardens. Also fun for the whole family. Animals (Zoo) and kiddie rides and mazes... Puppet shows and more.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank makeitso4u
Reviewed 27 August 2018

My grandsons (7 & 5) absolutely LOVE Happy Hollow Park and Zoo. We usually start right away with a temporary tattoo. The boys love the selection of animal tattoos. Between rides and animals to see and learn about, the grounds are kept nice and clean....More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Brian R
Reviewed 12 August 2018

We went here with our 4 and 5 year old. We had an excellent time. This was one of the highlights of our vacation to the San Jose area. It was very well priced, clean and of course lots of fun.

Date of experience: August 2018
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9 December 2018|
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Response from makeitso4u | Reviewed this property |
Happy Hollow is open 10-4 Jan 2st just go to their website
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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