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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 for Kids!

We've taken our son (and multiple field trips as well) to this place. Lots of animals in their zoo... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jason D
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San Jose, California
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It was a fun experience. It is great for younger kids. The petting part of of the zoo is great. The... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
BRENDA C
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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%
  • Average9%
  • 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 2 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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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

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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

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Reviewed 22 January 2018

This is a small local zoo that you can take your kids to instead of driving to Oakland or San Francisco. Through this exposure, children can learn about a variety of species and have a great time by riding a train and buying awesome souvenirs....More

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Reviewed 22 January 2018

A perfect day with your younger children, with an animal zoo and an amusement park. Also a beautiful park area for walking, enjoying a large pond and having a picnic lunch.

Thank helent671
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

We went with some nieces and nephews to Happy Hollow Zoo for a wonderful day trip. The zoo is clean, well maintained and full of interesting and engaging animals to view and learn about.

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Reviewed 4 January 2018

Lots of activities for kids. It has a play park as well as a children petting zoo. It is easy to plan a day trip for the younger kids.

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Reviewed 3 January 2018

I began visiting Happy Hallow when I was a little girl. Then I starting taking my son when he was still in a stroller. Now he's in middle school, and yet we still have an absolutely amazing time every visit!

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Heather C
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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
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