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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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Best picnic spot!!

Just planned a day before to visit this place with our 22 months kid. We didnt expect a lot since... read more

Reviewed 21 March 2016
San Jose, California
via mobile
great family outing

Good place for families with young children. Small rides, petting zoo area. Fun places to exploee... read more

Reviewed 16 March 2016
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.
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good35%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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1300 Senter Rd, San Jose, CA 95112-2520
+1 408-794-6400
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Reviewed 21 March 2016 via mobile

Just planned a day before to visit this place with our 22 months kid. We didnt expect a lot since its a small park. But we got more than what we expected. Lot of families with small kids. Every where you see, you will have...More

Thank vprajan
Reviewed 16 March 2016

Good place for families with young children. Small rides, petting zoo area. Fun places to exploee and wander.

Thank 884Nancyjo
Reviewed 15 March 2016

Thius amusement park is a combination of a small zoo, a petting zoo, and an amusement park with rides. However, be aware that the rides are, for the most part, kiddie rides. This is a park aimed at children age 10 and under.

Thank jswhitaker
Reviewed 15 March 2016

It is a fun place for families with small children. The kids learn about wildlife without making a long trips to their natural habitats.

Thank Pei-Chun P
Reviewed 7 March 2016

It is a must see for the whole family. Lots of fact and the children loved it as much as we the adults.

Thank Deborah A
Reviewed 7 March 2016

Woody and tidy park/ patting zoo style setting. The exhibit animals are few and limited, but is enough for young kids and leisure walk for adults. Very friendly staffs with fun and informational tour. A surprising place to reclaim some fun and energize my inner...More

Thank JKT1949
Reviewed 29 February 2016

My family had a lovely day out at Happy Hollow. The park was clean and the staff was friendly. My young son especially enjoyed the rides. It was nice to walk around the petting zoo and the animals seem well taken care of.

Thank JayinPattaya
Reviewed 24 February 2016

The place to take your grand kids for fury friends there they will see! The facilities are tidy, clean, interactive and can be enjoyed in just a few hours!

Reviewed 20 February 2016 via mobile

I visited the park to see the Japanese garden. It was nice. It is still a little early but some magnolia and cherry trees were in bloom. The koi and ducks were fun. The path is wrll maintained and mostly paved. The zoo is small...More

Thank Carol C
Reviewed 20 February 2016

The attractions here include a train ride on a path that goes by some storybook characters houses, such as Snow White's cottage and the homes of the 3 Little Pigs, a house with slides from upper floor to bottom, some amusement park rides such as...More

Thank Sallie A
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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