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Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park

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Address: 3050 Hecker Pass Rd, Gilroy, CA 95020-9411 (Formerly "Bonfante Gardens")
Phone Number: +1 408-840-7100
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An extraordinary combination of nature preserve and theme park that...

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.

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Lumination 2016 at Gilroy Gardens Admission Ticket
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Lumen nation event gets canceled with drizzle

We called them a week in advance and then two days in advance and then one hour in advance of the 6 to 10 PM illumination event. We called to make sure it would not be canceled... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Sacramento, California
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Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We called them a week in advance and then two days in advance and then one hour in advance of the 6 to 10 PM illumination event. We called to make sure it would not be canceled, since we were driving five hours from Sacramento. We all got to the gate and were assured it would go on all night,... More 

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Gilroy, California
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

More a park for the younger set and interesting for the more mature. The park needs some better quality food venues and maybe some better rides for the teen ager's. The cost of parking is a little high.

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Thank Jim S
San Jose, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We just visited the Gilroy Gardens Lumination nighttime evening event. This was really a great event and I recommend it to anyone who lives in the bay area or is visiting for the holidays. This is a Chinese cultural event that has huge beautiful light up displays place all over the park. You walk around and see it and its... More 

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Thank Lindi468
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Gilroy Gardens is a wonderful theme park, especially for families with little kids (5 and under). They have an assortment of rides that the little ones can enjoy and ride on their own! They have a water park, which is great on hot summer days, but it can get crowded - get their early to get a chair. You can... More 

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Walnut Creek, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great place for families with children between 4 ND 8 YRS OF AGE. almost A mINI-dISNEYLAND---LOTE OF RIDES. a WONDERFUL "NATURE STORE". Food prices however are ourRAGeous---but otherwise we thoroughly enjoyed it , adults and children too!!

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Bengaluru, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very good theme park for family and kids. This is awesome place to visit during the festival of lights in china. It has two different programs during day and night. Day time there are many rides for kids and family and can spend the complete day in this theme park. And in night the programs starts from 6 pm to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Went here for the evening illumination Chinese light show and it was well worth the entrance fee. They had a nice acrobat show and vendors selling Chinese souvenirs. We also had the buffet dinner which was a little disappointing, they had 4 courses, chicken, fish, canned green beans and chow mein made from Top Ramen. There was also rice and... More 

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Gilroy, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Love the lumination lights. Great for kids and family to see. Lots of artistic set up in he lights. Even better than some of the lights that I have seen in ASIA. I highly recommended before the exhibition ends.

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Orcutt, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Thought this trip would be short lived due to the fact that my daughter has a one year old and we were going to try to have fun for the weekend with him. The park was very clean and beautiful! I was pleasantly surprised that the rides, some of them, were just right for him. He had a blast and... More 

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San Jose, California, USA
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

This is a great place for little kids but they don't offer much new every year. Consequently, my grandchildren are getting bored to the same rides.

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