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Happy Hollow Park and Zoo

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Always fun

Decided to take the kids to Happy Hollow today to get the outside since it was such a nice day... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
San Mateo, California
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Family Fun with animals and rides

I've been coming here for over 50 years and it's still a great value for all ages. Next door is the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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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 2 days ago 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

Thank comp788
Reviewed 2 days ago

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.

Thank makeitso4u
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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.

Thank ThorEdmonton
Reviewed 10 August 2018

I always go there with my grandchildren .with annual ticket Kids enjoy the spaces and animals we can touch and feed them.And there are mini dragon train and frog things children can enjoy without fear

Thank byungeon k
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

Happy Hollow Park and Zoo has been a family favorite for 40 years! What an amazing place for families with children. Great picnic areas, rides, shows and a quality small zoo. Adjoining the zoo is Kelley Park with disc golf, the Japanese Tea garden and...More

Thank Daphna W
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Excellent venue for us and our grandchildren. Excellent animal exhibits along with fun, safe and gentle rides for younger kids. Very well run, clean and helpful staff.

Thank Dick K
Reviewed 15 July 2018

I visited this park for two reasons: The first reason was that I'm a roller coaster enthusiast, and when I heard this park had a roller coaster I just had to ride it (even though it's a kiddie coaster and opened 8 years ago). The...More

3  Thank Marc W
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Love this place for little kids, 6 and under. They have a zoo, petting zoo, rides that sitting babies can do, and a slide that is exciting for even adults.

Thank Jennifer L
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Its a nice place with small zoo + petting zoo + rides for around1-5 yr olds. We took memebership of the same as its good to have a go to picnic spot on weekends. The play area is very good and keeps my gal engaged...More

Thank IshanGaur
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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