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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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What a gem!

We loved this place...never made it to the zoo portion. I love that this place is feared for little... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Marci H
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Once a month during this past summer seniors had a free pass and parking first thing in the... read more

Reviewed 9 November 2017
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.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good35%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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1300 Senter Rd, San Jose, CA 95112-2520
+1 408-794-6400
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved this place...never made it to the zoo portion. I love that this place is feared for little kids. Our 1.5 year old was in heaven. The schedule they hand you for the rides was confusing but we finally caught on. I wish we...More

Thank Marci H
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

Once a month during this past summer seniors had a free pass and parking first thing in the morning. The park offered many things for us to do, i.e. dance, painting, rides on Danny the Dragon.

Thank cherylmE1622JL
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

It is a genuine pleasure to have a zoo designed for preschoolers...with viewing windows at their height, ready access to many small animals, amusement rides scaled appropriately and lots of open space to run around. Happy Hollow Zoo is a perennial favorite of our family.

Thank HikingLee
Reviewed 16 October 2017

We loved this Park and Zoo. Cost was reasonable. We had a AAA card and got discounted tickets for two. The little one was free. She's only one! Most rides were also free for her. Lots a places to have a picnic. Lots of zoo...More

Thank marindai
Reviewed 2 October 2017

a favorite of ours over the years. When our kids were young we always had a season pass/membership. We enjoyed many special events as well as afternoons visiting. The kids have such happy happy memories of fun and innocent enjoyment. The puppetry camps were a...More

Thank rebecarobbins
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

My husband and I had memberships to Happy Hollows when our grandchildren were younger. Great place for little ones with rides and small animals. Recently, Happy Hollows opened their doors early on the 4th Thursday of the summer months (ending October 2017) to people over...More

1  Thank Travelingpat2013
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

Visiting San Jose, we picked up the grandkids from school and came to Happy Hollow about 2.45 pm. Park was due to close at 4.00pm. Got to kids favourite ride to find it closed at 2.50 pm. They were disappointed.... We were given a schedule...More

Thank David C
Reviewed 27 September 2017

Happy Hollow is a great place to visit if your kids are around 2-7 years old. The zoo is small and manageable. The rides are perfect for younger kids and the climbing play structure is lots of fun! (just be careful not to lose your...More

Thank Antonia C
Reviewed 20 September 2017

Not enough animals! Terrible conditions. Extremely dirty. Lack of maintenance I used to take my son, now 32, to visit this small zoo. It was a wonderful experience. Now, when we are taking our grandson, was a totally different experience. Parking is $10 and very...More

1  Thank Dania F
Reviewed 13 September 2017

I think I was there in 2016 sometime the last time I went, or maybe the year before that (2015), can't remember... But my nephews love going here because they get to go on rides AND see animals and pet some of them! And you...More

Thank Alexis K
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Heather C
2 September 2016|
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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