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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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a favorite of ours over the years

a favorite of ours over the years. When our kids were young we always had a season pass/membership... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
San Jose, California
Fun for all ages

My husband and I had memberships to Happy Hollows when our grandchildren were younger. Great place... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
San Jose, 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.
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  • Very good36%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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1300 Senter Rd, San Jose, CA 95112-2520
+1 408-794-6400
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

a favorite of ours over the years. When our kids were young we always had a season pass/membership. We enjoyed many special events as well as afternoons visiting. The kids have such happy happy memories of fun and innocent enjoyment. The puppetry camps were a...More

Thank rebecarobbins
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I had memberships to Happy Hollows when our grandchildren were younger. Great place for little ones with rides and small animals. Recently, Happy Hollows opened their doors early on the 4th Thursday of the summer months (ending October 2017) to people over...More

Thank Travelingpat2013
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visiting San Jose, we picked up the grandkids from school and came to Happy Hollow about 2.45 pm. Park was due to close at 4.00pm. Got to kids favourite ride to find it closed at 2.50 pm. They were disappointed.... We were given a schedule...More

Thank David C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Happy Hollow is a great place to visit if your kids are around 2-7 years old. The zoo is small and manageable. The rides are perfect for younger kids and the climbing play structure is lots of fun! (just be careful not to lose your...More

Thank Antonia C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not enough animals! Terrible conditions. Extremely dirty. Lack of maintenance I used to take my son, now 32, to visit this small zoo. It was a wonderful experience. Now, when we are taking our grandson, was a totally different experience. Parking is $10 and very...More

Thank Dania F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I think I was there in 2016 sometime the last time I went, or maybe the year before that (2015), can't remember... But my nephews love going here because they get to go on rides AND see animals and pet some of them! And you...More

Thank Alexis K
Reviewed 7 September 2017

This is a great day trip for young kids 0-10 I'd say. My child is not 13, and we have went about a year ago. She still had fun, but not like when she was younger. There's lots to do (animals, rides, puppet show, food...More

Thank CatCat08
Reviewed 6 September 2017

There is a tremendous amount that families and especially kids can enjoy including rides. Heck some of the rides the adults love. This zoo has grown from yr to yr and continues to get more animals. They even have a bee area and collect the...More

Thank Bob S
Reviewed 3 September 2017

Happy Hollow is far larger than we expected. We spent 4 hours there and probably could have made it 6, or returned another day. The rides are fun, mostly for smaller kids but there is a roller coaster that should be exciting for 10 year...More

Thank MikeTA
Reviewed 30 August 2017

We went here with several kids (4,7 and 9) -for the 4 year old it was fantastic but the rides were pretty tame for the 7 and 9 year old. The animals were an interesting collection of mostly Californian/North American native creatures and seemed well...More

Thank AnnaCM
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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