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Happy Hollow Park and Zoo

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Address: 1300 Senter Rd, San Jose, CA 95112-2520
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+1 408-794-6400
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Happy Hollow Park & Zoo in San Jose has been a part of Bay Area...

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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This place rocks!

This place was AWESOME! We have an 11-month-old and a 3-year-old. This place was perfect! Every member of the staff we spoke with was friendly and extremely helpful directing us... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 October 2016
Kate S
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San Diego, California
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San Diego, California
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

This place was AWESOME! We have an 11-month-old and a 3-year-old. This place was perfect! Every member of the staff we spoke with was friendly and extremely helpful directing us around the park. It was such a magical place. Another neat thing about it was that there were signs near the rides giving a bit of history as well. Loved... More 

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Thank Kate S
San Jose, California, United States
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

It is small, but charming. Recent addition red panda is adorable. All the animals are well taken care for and are so exotic

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1 Thank Maria M
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Such a great little zoo! If you have kids under 10, this is a really fun place for a day of learning and adventure. The rides are gentle and accommodating. The zoo is split into two parts and while small, it has a lot of interesting critters to check out. The new Red Panda exhibit is super fun. The petting... More 

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Thank mustardenglish
San Jose, California
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35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Great place for a family outing or early morning walk. There are trails, animals and rides for the kids (young or old)-- Not Great America rides, but ones that the little ones can enjoy.. Bring along a picnic and find a shady or sunny place to have an outdoor experience. Maybe not great for teens - but youngsters and oldsters... More 

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San Jose, California
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6 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

good family get away, nice for hands- on small animal petting farm for children. wonderful koi pond in park area.

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Thank scotthH3148SB
San Jose
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Has parking. Lot. Kind of a little walk to get to entrance. Has face painting. Has kids rides, has other kids stuff to play on. Has food court. Has animals to see can feed the goats. Has a puppet shows. Good for small children.

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Cupertino, California, United States
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102 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

A great place to take the kids when they need to get out close to home. Go in the afternoon when the animals are out. Kids petting area is cool for them. Also, they have kids rides and a pretty good cafe. They have a great Senior Safari where the admission is free during the summer.

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Thank Jerry T
Sfakaki, Greece
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24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

Free! cute petting zoo, good playground. kiddie rides. clean. safe. well-maintained. friendly staff. face painting. We have been there several times, and were delighted each time.

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1 Thank Gargan S
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46 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

A lot of rude parents and grandparents. Cutting in food lines and ride lines. Adults let their kids run wild with no form of parental supervision. Lack of common decent courtesy.

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1 Thank PaulDaLine
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3 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

I wish someone would had posted that it was more for little kids. If you have small children then this will be great for them. A lot of little kids rides. To us, there were not a lot of animals.

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