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Happy Hollow Park and Zoo

#7 of 136 things to do in San Jose Features Animals
1300 Senter Rd, San Jose, CA 95112-2520
+1 408-794-6400
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Cute City Park

This is a great place for families with kids, but I went alone and also enjoyed myself. It's small... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Stacy A
Los Angeles, California
via mobile
So much fun!!!

We were visiting San Jose from Los Angeles and found this place on Yelp. It was fantastic!! It was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Season S
Calabasas, 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 good36%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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1300 Senter Rd, San Jose, CA 95112-2520
+1 408-794-6400
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great place for families with kids, but I went alone and also enjoyed myself. It's small, but settled on a beautiful piece of land. Parking was pretty steep, but I was able to get a discount on admission to the zoo itself...More

Thank Stacy A
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were visiting San Jose from Los Angeles and found this place on Yelp. It was fantastic!! It was like a mini Disneyland/Zoo wrapped into one. My kids age 5 and 10 absolutely loved it. There was plenty to see and do - we spend...More

Thank Season S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lots of rides and things to do especially for younger children, reasonably priced to get in and we stayed for about four hours. Food let it down the food area was quite messy and food was quite highly priced for what you get.

Thank Motherofthreegirls3
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love this place for little ones under the age of 8-9. It is so family friendly and has the best little zoo for littles. Love the petting zoo with the goats and the barn animals are terrific. The rides are geared for young children and...More

Thank CaliforniaMaryLouise
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Quaint little zoo located in San Jose. That being said, this is not a zoo for just adults. The number of animals to come and see is very limited. You can see all the animals the zoo has to offer in 30 minutes or less....More

Thank jbusby76
Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

This is a magical place. For kids of preschool age there is nothing better anywhere. The rides alone (which never have long lines) would make it a wonderful day out with your child. Add the animals and the incredible play structure in the middle and...More

Thank alm72
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

There's many sections of this park that you will find interesting. I'm native of San Jose and every visit I feel as though I see a different side to the park each time. There's tables to picnic or BBQ at, there's the pond at the...More

Thank EloisaGarcia
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Visited this zoo when my kid was 4 yrs old. It is the right size for young kids, as you don't have to walk long distances between attractions. The Meerkat habitat was the best !

Thank Sunitha K
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

I took my almost 3-year-old grandson here today. This is a great little zoo/park for young children. There's a zoo, a farm animal section where the kids can pet and feed goats, several kiddie rides, and a few shows. There is a small cafe with...More

Thank mija59
Reviewed 4 July 2017

We loved this park/zoo mix. The way they combined zoo with park is genius and made for a unique fun filled visit. We came a little late so we only had 2 hours, so we rushed through but the kids had a blast as well...More

Thank Californiamamma
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Heather C
2 September 2016|
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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