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“Great little park!”

Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park
Ranked #1 of 27 things to do in Gilroy
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 13 September 2011

We had a great time. We came up family and the kids for the GIlroy Garlic festival. Spent Saturday at the Gilroy Garlic festival and us adults had a great time watching bands and drinking beer, but the kids didn’t have much to do at the Garlic festival. On Sunday we came to this park which made it up to the kids, they had a great time! In addition, the park wasn’t too full since the locals were all at the garlic festival so the lines were minimal and we waited no longer than 5 minutes for anything! The trees at the park were very intriguing and the kids had fun looking at them. This park isn’t huge, but it was enough to keep us busy for almost 7 hours - which at that point we were exhausted and ready to leave! We would highly recommend a stop by here with the kids when you're in the area.

1  Thank BobLindemann
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Reviewed 13 September 2011

We had a great time at Gilroy Gardens - our 3rd time. This time our dd was old enough to go on the roller coasters and loved them. Under 52" and have a comprehensive website.

1  Thank SolvangBeenthere2
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Reviewed 13 September 2011

If you are overwhelmed with the big theme parks and have small kids who are not allowed on most rides on those , this is the perfect park!!Most rides allow kids 36" and a couple for kids less than that height as well.Also it has enough fun activities for big kids as well.
My kids love the place and are 9 and 5 years of age.

1  Thank BhumiSanJose_CA
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Reviewed 12 September 2011

In the description, Gilroy Gardens is described as one of the "3 most beautifully landscaped" theme parks in the U.S. I visited w/ my two teens while in the area in August, which is probably the hottest time of year and the worst for peek plant growth and display. My kids were amused and kind of enjoyed the rides -- like giant duck and swan pedal boats and a big mushroom spinning swing.
This is not a place for bigger kids, and we didn't see many.. I've never seen such a large group of moms pushing strollers, which is a tip-off that the locals have annual passes and frequent the place to entertain their toddlers. Also: the food is expensive and they are strict about bringing in outside food. The restaurant when you first walk into the park seems to be the best bet as far as prices and variety offered.

1  Thank Lisa H
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Reviewed 5 September 2011

perfect for my children 18 months and almost 4.
this park is very clean, big and beautiful. Filled with flowers and rides, I would suggest 2 days here. The rides were new and safe. Plenty of places to eat, a small disneyland!
has a water feature as well- just for the kids and babies to cool off.-

1  Thank elizabethann47460
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