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Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park

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Great for little ones

The park is perfect for a sunny day with my preschool child. It was not crowded at all, only had... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Pasadena, California
Fun and relaxing park full of charm

Most theme parks now days focus on thrills and constant excitement; usually this can cause some... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Santa Rosa, California
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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.
3050 Hecker Pass Rd, Gilroy, CA 95020-9411
+1 408-840-7100
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The park is perfect for a sunny day with my preschool child. It was not crowded at all, only had to wait a turn or two, max, for rides. And the water oasis was a lot of fun, even for my older child. Goldstar had...More

Thank chonjunk1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Most theme parks now days focus on thrills and constant excitement; usually this can cause some anxiety with people that are not comfortable with crowds, noises and lights. Gilroy Gardens I think fits the theme of the perfect “chill” theme park. The moment you enter...More

Thank xanitos
Reviewed 1 week ago

Took family to Gilroy Gardens, what a fantastic family park. It was very hot, the new water park was wonderful. Kids absolutely loved it. Can't wait to go back.

Thank revreyvmontes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is hands down an amazing place to take your kids. We buy season passes and that is definitely the way to go. They even have a front of the line passes you can buy which can get pricey on a big family, but you...More

Thank Lizzie22180
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Gilroy Gardens is a fun family theme park. The rides are suitable for kids if all ages and ride levels. There are slower rides for younger children or those that do not enjoy roller coasters. There are also some rides for those that like things...More

Thank Kristina D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went to Gilroy Gardens a week ago and found it to be a nice surprise. Mostly geared for younger kids (10 and under) but does have a great waterpark that I would imagine you could spend the whole day there and get away from the...More

2  Thank BaliHi
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Attended Bridal fair and was given access to the park as well! Great place to bring small children, water features to enjoy on a hot day. Decent food and park personnel are friendly and helpful.

1  Thank B5521DEjohnc
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great family theme park , that is not orchestrated by some giant corp. Great family fun with plenty to learn for both children and parents alike. Do not pass;-)

Thank ondrejkristin
Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

Beautiful park designed for little ones. Short waits early in season and unlimited rides. Kids couldn’t get enough.

1  Thank Steve B
Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

Planned a weekend here to celebrate my sons 5th birthday. We decided to get memberships as we plan on returning throughout the summer! Fantastic fun and fantastic food! I was extremely pleased about the food options. Not just fair food! Us adults loved the teriyaki...More

3  Thank themermaidrach
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Jim K
9 July 2018|
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Response from FLTeach2 | Reviewed this property |
Kristina said it all. There are a few shows aimed at the young crowd. Aside from that and the circus trees and lovely plants, there isn’t much for adults. It’s a super place for grandchildren.
12 June 2018|
Response from FLTeach2 | Reviewed this property |
There are still many rides for 8/9 year olds to enjoy. My grandchildren were only 4 and 5 and loved that they could ride so many things. At 8/9 you might be topping out the age range but I think there is still a lot to do... More
22 August 2017|
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Response from Jane P | Reviewed this property |
Yes there are plenty of rides that parents can go on. Some do not have size limitations.