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Happy Hollow Park & Zoo, San Jose

(4.2/5 based on 360+ reviews on the web)
Happy Hollow Park & Zoo in San Jose provides an affordable, sustainable, conservation-centered outdoor adventure for families with children. Happy Hollow Park & Zoo is wholly owned and operated by the City of San José (www.csj.gov).
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  • This place is for very small children ages 2 to 6 and 6 year olds might be a bit old. The Place is not s ZOO, It has a few animals for the kids to see and pet. The price to get in is probably worth it...  more »
  • This is a great place to spend the day with little kids. It is small, and old but the kids loved the rides and the animals. It is next to a big park that is great for picnics (even big groups).  more »
  • I love this place. I grew up going to Happy Hollow Park with Danny the dragon ride. The park of course has changed much since I was a child. I have taken my two sons here multiple times. I love that t...  more »
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  • I think it's a pretty good zoo, but it definitely isn't the most amazing in the world! Cheaper for CA residents which is nice! They have lots of exhibits and the animals seem to be happy and have enough space, although I can't be sure. Not worth coming multiple times as it doesn't change much and you'll be quite bored.
  • Great place for toddlers and young kids. It's got a little bit of everything and their uber sized play structure is amazing. Don't forget to ride Danny the Dragon. Kid's favorite.
  • Great park. Had hours of fun. And at a great price. Food and beverage was even at reasonable prices. Great day of fun even if on a budget. If in the San Jose area I highly recommend.
  • This is a small zoo and park, but charming for what it is. Geared more toward younger children, it's a nice way to spend half a day with your kids. Love the red panda, but he seems lonely. Also enjoy the petting zoo and feeding goats and sheep.
  • Enjoyed watching the young one run a discover something new to look at. Great for all ages but caters to the young toddler. Wonderful for a day in the sun