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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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Lovely park for kids

Lots of activities for kids. It has a play park as well as a children petting zoo. It is easy to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Saratoga, California
You're never too old!

I began visiting Happy Hallow when I was a little girl. Then I starting taking my son when he was... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Silicon Valley, CA
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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 good35%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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1300 Senter Rd, San Jose, CA 95112-2520
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

1  Thank Seramusafirah
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
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
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Once a month during this past summer seniors had a free pass and parking first thing in the morning. The park offered many things for us to do, i.e. dance, painting, rides on Danny the Dragon.

Thank cherylmE1622JL
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

It is a genuine pleasure to have a zoo designed for preschoolers...with viewing windows at their height, ready access to many small animals, amusement rides scaled appropriately and lots of open space to run around. Happy Hollow Zoo is a perennial favorite of our family.

Thank HikingLee
Reviewed 16 October 2017

We loved this Park and Zoo. Cost was reasonable. We had a AAA card and got discounted tickets for two. The little one was free. She's only one! Most rides were also free for her. Lots a places to have a picnic. Lots of zoo...More

Thank marindai
Reviewed 3 October 2017

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
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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