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Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park

#2 of 24 things to do in Gilroy Features Animals
3050 Hecker Pass Rd, Gilroy, CA 95020-9411
+1 408-840-7100
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Delightful theme park, beautiful gardens, curious trees and superb staff

My wife and I are from the UK and were on a driving tour of amusement parks on the US West Coast... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Lowestoft, England, United Kingdom
Excellent place to take small children

Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park is a hidden gem in Gilroy. The rides are mostly set up for small... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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An extraordinary combination of nature preserve and theme park that comprises more than 75 acres of trees, plants, water and rocks combined with rides, picnic grounds, miniature golf and spectacular gardens.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good35%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“great america” (20 reviews)
“water play” (11 reviews)
“season pass” (17 reviews)
3050 Hecker Pass Rd, Gilroy, CA 95020-9411
+1 408-840-7100
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Reviewed 3 days ago

My wife and I are from the UK and were on a driving tour of amusement parks on the US West Coast, and we stopped by at Gilroy to ride their two roller coasters. The coasters are good fun for younger guests, indeed the rides...More

Thank Davidjellis
Reviewed 4 days ago

Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park is a hidden gem in Gilroy. The rides are mostly set up for small children but the beautiful gardens may be appreciated by all. I love gardens so this place is a gardener's paradise.

Thank Elizabeth S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Most of the reviews say this place is for young children and they are absolutelay correct, we visited with 8 year old girls who had a lot of fun on the level 3 and the one level 4 ride. We went when the local kids...More

1  Thank Gayle S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a place is best for small kids under 7. Decent size playground and rides for small kids. Food has wide selection from junk to Italian, Chinese, BBQ, salad and sandwiches.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a most lovely park with great rides and activities for younger children, I'd say ages 3-12 years old. It is a very relaxed setting for middle aged folks who appreciate the beauty of botanical gardens and very cool trees that are the most...More

Thank Cynthia M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Here is a wonderful place to take your 7 and under little ones to! No weirdness, zombies, magic, or monsters! It's just fun fun fun. I took my grandkids (2,5, & 6) here, today! The grounds are beautiful, the attractions are appropriate, and the staff...More

Thank Ytokfish
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

If your looking for a beautiful theme park that isn't too crowded this the one. We've been coming for the last 4 years. Our kids really love it. There aren't any real scary thrill rides. The setting is serene. Some interesting trees to see too....More

1  Thank ksb20
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

We started buying season passes with our first daughter and have now been regulars for 4 years. Both our daughters love it. The rides are targeted at the under 7 crowd and the park is small enough that you can navigate the whole place with...More

Thank UnkieD
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Great gardens, rides and beautiful landscaping. I would say this park is geared more toward families with younger children, couples and seniors. Lots of benches where you can sit and people watch. Great play area for the kids. Beautiful landscaped gardens throughout the park. Many...More

Thank trudyp95037
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

This is a garden first, amusement park second, and a great place for families with children under 8 and the retired.

Thank Sonya M
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Joan G
Do you need to bring your own towels
25 June 2016|
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Response from wunnetu_nta | Reviewed this property |
Yes bring towels unless your prepared to purchase. Yes, adults and children can get wet near water gun and slide play area. Currently the other location that has splash area is closed for Illumination.
When are the low peak days and times during the weekday?
20 June 2016|
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Response from wawa1910 | Reviewed this property |
Monday through Thursday. Be there right when they open. Leave by 1PM.
prices for children and senors, is thier swimming for kids
17 June 2015|
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Response from Lin B | Reviewed this property |
Unsure maybe online Our tickets were a gift from our daughter and she got them online.