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Happy Hollow Park and Zoo

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This is a great spot for small children. There's a small zoo that can be toured in an hour or... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
karen t
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San Jose, California
Great park and zoo for ten and under

I grew up going to Happy Hallow and took my boys there over the years. They did a big remodel back... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
tifsterv
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San Jose, California
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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...more
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1300 Senter Rd, San Jose, CA 95112-2520
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a great spot for small children. There's a small zoo that can be toured in an hour or less. There are also several rides geared towards small children and puppet shows and playgrounds. Lots of spots to picnic and just enjoy time as...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank karen t
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I grew up going to Happy Hallow and took my boys there over the years. They did a big remodel back in 2007/08. More animals have been brought in recently including a alligator, red pandas and a second jaguar. The puppet theatre is a great...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank tifsterv
Reviewed 11 December 2018

My Sister and I used to take our Grandkids to this Park. It was a very rewarding experience for both all of us. The Grandkids grew up, my Sister passed but I will always cherished our time spent at the Happy Hollow Park and Zoo....More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed 11 December 2018 via mobile

We went here on a Saturday afternoon with our 1.5 yr old son, thinking vll do a quick visit for 2/3 hrs but we we're literally there till closing time. A lot of animals for ure kids to see, rides to enjoy and a lil...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 25 November 2018

Lots of activities and things to see at this location. Small zoo, various playground structures throughout the park, rides (go to website to verify minimum height requirements), educational classes/camps, puppet shows, petting zoo, and lots of grassy lawn areas to picnic or picnic tables both...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 6 November 2018

We took our grand daughter to see many different animals. She really enjoyed feeding goats. There is Merry Go Around ride in the park.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Ly D
Reviewed 26 October 2018

This place is perfect for preschool age children. The rides are perfect - not crazy and over whelming. The entire layout is balanced with play areas for children to use their muscles, the rides and the animals. It was a very enjoyable couple of hours.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank CherBear123
Reviewed 2 October 2018

I have been coming to this zoo all my life and it has changed over the years. I love the new look and fresh attractions. They have great kid events but also have a few adults only events that are fun also. If you are...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Janina-Funtimes
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

Decided to take the kids to Happy Hollow today to get the outside since it was such a nice day. This place is a hidden treasure. First I used my AAA card to get a discount to get in. The place was busy but we...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank comp788
Reviewed 16 September 2018

I've been coming here for over 50 years and it's still a great value for all ages. Next door is the Japanese Tea Gardens. Also fun for the whole family. Animals (Zoo) and kiddie rides and mazes... Puppet shows and more.

Date of experience: April 2018
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traveladdict468
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Response from IshanGaur | Reviewed this property |
All rides are included in admission price....
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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
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