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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

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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Fun for kids

One fine sunny morning went to happy hollow park with grand children.It was fun to move around in the amusement park.kids enjoyed the rides.There were rides for all the ages of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Vadodara, India
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Vadodara, India
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51 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

One fine sunny morning went to happy hollow park with grand children.It was fun to move around in the amusement park.kids enjoyed the rides.There were rides for all the ages of kids.Safety was taken care of.Park had different activity areas.We all enjoyed the Puppet show.play area was quite bid n safe.must go n enjoy with the kids.

Thank vedarora
San Jose, California
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great park for preschool children. The rides are age appropriate and the petting zoo area is terrific. The children love seeing and touching the animals. It is family friendly - you can bring snacks for your children without having to "hide" it.

Thank CATallteacher
Pine Mountain Club, California, United States
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22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took the kids while my husband was in class on a business trip. The kids had so much fun in the park section riding all the rides (the roller coaster was ridden off and on for 3 hours), watching the puppet show and all, that we didn't even get to the zoo; we discovered later that the zoo portion was... More 

Thank Lynda B
Portland, Oregon
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116 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a wonderful afternoon at the Happy Hollow Park & Zoo. The target audience are families with younger kids. The park is exceptionally well maintained. The rides are great to keep your family entertained for 3 to 4 hours. Member of the Portland Zoo get a discount to get in this facility.

Thank Florian H
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

The zoo was shut due to flooding but the funfair was operating (and we got a $5 discount) and it's great for younger children. The place really hums for kids between 36" and 42" because a lot of the rides are geared to them. Highly recommended.

Thank Philip A
San Jose
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42 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

This is an amazing place very close to downtown San Jose. There are not as many animal as SF or Oakland zoo but it is still fun to spend a day. Rides for kids, shaded seating areas and the resturant serves breakfast and lunch.

Thank laurals2016
Chico, California
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448 reviews
150 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017

This place is for very small children ages 2 to 6 and 6 year olds might be a bit old. The Place is not s ZOO, It has a few animals for the kids to see and pet. The price to get in is probably worth it if your kids go on every ride, The rides are based on SMALL... More 

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San Jose, California
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16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 March 2017

This is a great place to spend the day with little kids. It is small, and old but the kids loved the rides and the animals. It is next to a big park that is great for picnics (even big groups).

Thank lori b
San Jose, California
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50 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

I love this place. I grew up going to Happy Hollow Park with Danny the dragon ride. The park of course has changed much since I was a child. I have taken my two sons here multiple times. I love that the park and zoo are next to each other. The zoo if big enough to see many different animals... More 

Thank Susan A
San Jose, California
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

We've been taking our grandkids here for several years. From age 2 to age 9 love it. There are rides, animals to see, animals to pet, grass to run around on, a fun house, climbing equipment, . . . Unusual animals include a Jaguar and an Anteater. I would skip the cafe unless you are desperate for something to eat.... More 

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