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Happy Hollow Park and Zoo

#9 of 135 things to do in San Jose Features Animals
1300 Senter Rd, San Jose, CA 95112-2520
+1 408-794-6400
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Great place to take children under 10

When my grandchildren were much younger we took them here a lot. We even bought a season pass one... read more

Reviewed 15 December 2015
San Jose, California
Super Cute San Jose Tradition

It's not a large zoo, but it's a loved zoo, and the employees and staff make that evident. The... read more

Reviewed 11 December 2015
Kari D
San Jose, California
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1300 Senter Rd, San Jose, CA 95112-2520
+1 408-794-6400
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Reviewed 15 December 2015

When my grandchildren were much younger we took them here a lot. We even bought a season pass one year. They love it for the rides, and the puppet show, and the playground. The animals are just an added bonus.

Thank kelceyryder
Reviewed 11 December 2015

It's not a large zoo, but it's a loved zoo, and the employees and staff make that evident. The animals are well cared for and the enclosures are as spotless as you could expect. It's an extremely family friendly place, with lots to look at,...More

Thank Kari D
Reviewed 10 December 2015

We visited Happy Hollow with our daughter and grand daughters who live in the area. It has a carousel and petting zoo, as well as a number of other attractions the kids will like. My major complaint is that admission is relatively high, as is...More

Thank richardsJ1886ZO
Reviewed 25 November 2015

Happy Hollow is fun for kids and the adults that bring them. It has a small Zoo with some familiar animals and several types of marmosets. There is a pet petting section. One of the other areas has small children rides. Another portion has a...More

Thank Diane H
Reviewed 24 November 2015

Visited twice with our grandson age 4 and he loved it. We spent four hours here and didn't even get to see the animals. Visiting midweek meant that lines were very short and he was able to jump off and straight back on to rides....More

Thank 57glasggow
Reviewed 22 November 2015 via mobile

Happy Hollow is a fantastic Park, Zoo, and there even a few rides. This park is definitely geared toward younger children, but if you bring a teenager too long they will enjoy it too. It's a perfect names of zoo animals, a petting zoo, climbing...More

1  Thank 7,268
Reviewed 21 November 2015

Lovely smaller park with great kiddie rides helps the little ones feel included without being stressed out by crowds of people and long wait lines. A place to join and visit over and over. They have penny squashing machines here!

Thank charpezt
Reviewed 14 November 2015

This is a fun park for the kids, especially younger ones. The rides are very gentle and the small zoo offers variety.

Thank made2worship
Reviewed 12 November 2015

This is a real gem. Small rides for small kids (best for those 3 and up, but younger ones will enjoy the zoo and petting zoo). Wonderful picnic areas that can be reserved for parties, picnics, etc. An amazing big playground structure for bigger kids....More

1  Thank Grace Carr L
Reviewed 11 November 2015

This is the San Jose Zoo basically. It is combined with a children's amusement park. It s sadly in need of upkeep and remodeling. The animal areas are meandering in an unattractive way up and down over little hills and vales that are nonsensical. San...More

Thank tuxedoSanFrancisco
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Heather C
My birthday is on January 1st. Is this zoo open on new years day? trying to plan my birthday not much will be open
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
Cuanto cuesta la entrada y cuanto de parking
7 March 2015|
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