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Happy Hollow Park and Zoo

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Great for younger kids

My son absolutely adores this place and we have made full use of the annual membership. Kids will... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
London, United Kingdom
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Fun for Kids

This is a great spot for small children. There's a small zoo that can be toured in an hour or... read more

Reviewed 15 January 2019
karen t
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...more
1300 Senter Rd, San Jose, CA 95112-2520
+1 408-794-6400
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My son absolutely adores this place and we have made full use of the annual membership. Kids will find several rides we love the dragon train and the carousel, a playground, a zoo and a goat petting area. We also enjoy the sandy pit with...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank sono-ancora-io
Reviewed 15 January 2019

This is a great spot for small children. There's a small zoo that can be toured in an hour or less. There are also several rides geared towards small children and puppet shows and playgrounds. Lots of spots to picnic and just enjoy time as...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank karen t
Reviewed 23 December 2018 via mobile

I grew up going to Happy Hallow and took my boys there over the years. They did a big remodel back in 2007/08. More animals have been brought in recently including a alligator, red pandas and a second jaguar. The puppet theatre is a great...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank tifsterv
Reviewed 11 December 2018

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 11 December 2018 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 26 November 2018

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
Thank humudog
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 LySanJose
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
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Response from IshanGaur | Reviewed this property |
All rides are included in admission price....
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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