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Happy Hollow Park and Zoo

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1300 Senter Rd, San Jose, CA 95112-2520
+1 408-794-6400
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Fun Place for very youngsters

Very good zoo and rides for children about 3 to 6 years old. Akll the rides require about a 3 foot... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
ronsF6171VH
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Syosset, United States
Cats, birds, meercats!

Fun zoo with plenty of animals, the meercat culture is amazing: female leader is so protective of... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
SanJoseCA999
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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 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.
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  • Very good35%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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1300 Senter Rd, San Jose, CA 95112-2520
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+1 408-794-6400
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very good zoo and rides for children about 3 to 6 years old. Akll the rides require about a 3 foot min height. They are rides designed for children about 3-6 years old. They are fun for this age range and NOT extreme. The zoo...More

Thank ronsF6171VH
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fun zoo with plenty of animals, the meercat culture is amazing: female leader is so protective of the clan; we definitely should have elected Hillary! The giant anteater is fantastic.

Thank SanJoseCA999
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Such a fun local park and zoo! If you have an aquarium or zoo membership anywhere else it’s only $7.25 for admission otherwise it’s $14.50. My kiddos love coming here for the petting zoo, zoo animals, kiddie rides and the playground. The grounds itself is...More

Thank Shihella S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a wonderful place for families with young children. My husband and I walked through it without children and it was nice but nothing "spectacular". We found ourselves continually commenting to each other how much our families would have enjoyed it.

Thank Krichins
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Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

Our first time at this zoo and park! We really enjoyed going with our 1 year old. Plenty of animals in each section hill and zoo. There are rides, a huge play area, and shows for older children. I recommend showing up early to buy...More

Thank Smckslimmy
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

We've taken our son (and multiple field trips as well) to this place. Lots of animals in their zoo to look at, lots of rides. It's a great place for babies all the way up to age 9 or so. Lots of places for kids...More

1  Thank Jason D
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Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile

It was a fun experience. It is great for younger kids. The petting part of of the zoo is great. The animals are out.

1  Thank BRENDA C
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Reviewed 19 March 2018

We took our 3-year old granddaughter and we had a great time! It is probably best for kids 2 to 10. There is more than you can possibly do in one day: animals, rides, puppet show, and more. We went on a Thursday in March....More

1  Thank footer2018
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Reviewed 24 February 2018

We took our 21 month and 3 year old and they had a great time. It is probably best suited for 3-9 year olds. There weren't a lot of animals in the zoo area, but the kids loved the playgrounds and amusement park rides. The...More

Thank luv2traveljmb
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Reviewed 6 February 2018

We LOVE, love, love Happy Hollow Park and Zoo. Actually, it's the very BEST zoo we've ever been to. It's lovely simply approaching the place from the parking. A creek, a bridge, magnificent trees, and the courtyard in front has the most whimsical, fun animal...More

Thank MsMouseCalifornia
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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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