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Happy Hollow Park and Zoo

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Address: 1300 Senter Rd, San Jose, CA 95112-2520
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+1 408-794-6400
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Happy Hollow Park & Zoo in San Jose has been a part of Bay Area...

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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This is a fun park for the kids, especially younger ones. The rides are very gentle and the small zoo offers variety.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 November 2015
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san jose,ca
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2015

This is a fun park for the kids, especially younger ones. The rides are very gentle and the small zoo offers variety.

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SF Bay Area
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2015

This is a real gem. Small rides for small kids (best for those 3 and up, but younger ones will enjoy the zoo and petting zoo). Wonderful picnic areas that can be reserved for parties, picnics, etc. An amazing big playground structure for bigger kids. A beautiful carousel. We are recent grandparents, and just bought memberships because we plan to... More 

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Florence, Italy
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110 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2015

This is the San Jose Zoo basically. It is combined with a children's amusement park. It s sadly in need of upkeep and remodeling. The animal areas are meandering in an unattractive way up and down over little hills and vales that are nonsensical. San Jose is a big world class city and this is a poor excuse for a... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2015

Great for young children. Fun environment for them to explore and play. Our kids enjoy the puppet show, animals and play areas in particular.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2015

A wonderful option for all kids of walking age and up. The "zoo" is quite sad and a disappointment, but the petting zoo (not sure if it's zoo in the hollow or zoo on the hill was lots of fun for our 2 year old. The playground options were varied and well maintained, engaging and safe. Too young for the... More 

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San Jose, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2015 via mobile

This is a great place to bring a young child or toddler. Lots of running around and checking things out. They have a high play structure for the kids to burn off energy while you rest.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015

It is a small one, but very appealing to kids. The admission includes all the rides, which is great. Feeding horses and goats was a fun thing. We enjoyed our time.

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2015 via mobile

Happy Hollow is a local favorite for those with children. The zoo was redone a few years ago and the improvements have really made a difference! The park is well-maintained, always clean and the staff is very friendly and helpful. The new café offers a variety of snacks and food options. You can have salad, yogurt with granola and fruit,... More 

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San Jose, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015

Animals to look at, things to climb, things to ride and play on, what more would a child want. There are picnic areas, a shop, and room to let off a lot of energy. I went here as a kid, even having some birthday parties here and I have very fond memories. I was just back here a few weeks... More 

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Aptos, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2015

Met the grandkids here after not seeing the place for many years. A great surprise with rides for smaller kids,a good lunch place with some healthy choices and best of all many many huge shade trees! This is a wonderful place for kids to spend the day. It is enclosed and safe. The staff friendly to all ages. Yes, it's... More 

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