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“Great place to take the kids!”

Happy Hollow Park and Zoo
Ranked #9 of 137 things to do in San Jose
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Sunnyvale, California
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195 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
“Great place to take the kids!”
Reviewed 11 May 2012 via mobile

Happy Hallow has been there at least 50 years, as I went there as a child with my family more than 35 years ago. I went there recently and it still has the original charm and excitement for children. The petting zoo is the most fun, watching the kids faces. If you have small children or grand-children you can't miss this one!

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san jose, ca, usa
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82 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“cute and fun for kids”
Reviewed 29 April 2012

were adults and we liked it but it is mostly built for kids. looks like they made it so that kids can celebrate their birthdays there.

Visited February 2012
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Bismarck, North Dakota
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Happy Hollow is a fun time for kids”
Reviewed 28 April 2012

We took our 2 year old grand daughter to Happy Hollow Park and Zoo on April 24, 2012. It had a good mix of rides, play equipment and kid friendly animals. She especially liked the multi-story play structure with the rope nets for climbing. We found that she could look at animals for a little while but then needed a diversion and wanted to play. It was a nice mix of both for young children and held her attention for 3 hours. The grounds were very clean and well manicured. The attractions were laid out very well and all easily accessible. There was plenty of shade to take a break and a cafeteria that serves simple meals such as burgers, fruit and yogurt. Access to the park is easy of highway 101. The entry fee is reasonable and there are no additional cost for the rides. Everything is included in the entrance fee. It was a fun time and worth many more visits in the future.

Visited April 2012
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San Jose, CA
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81 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Great for young kids!”
Reviewed 12 April 2012

The park has recently been renovated. There is a small zoo, which is humane and educational. The rides are cute for little kids-probably 7 and younger will enjoy it the most. There are ample play areas. Everything is included in the entry price. It is very "green" with water saving toilets, compostable dishes, recycling, etc. Lovely colors in the building design, too!

Visited May 2011
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Santa Clara, California
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21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Fun place for the kiddies”
Reviewed 6 April 2012

Lots for the little kids to do and see. There's little animals and activities for the kiddies.

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