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Happy Hollow Park & Zoo, San Jose

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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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  • We just passed by the zoo and the amusements for children on our multiple visits to Happy Hollow Park. It is a beautiful setting, although the redwoods there seem to be distressed because of the recyc...  more »
  • One fine sunny morning went to happy hollow park with grand children.It was fun to move around in the amusement park.kids enjoyed the rides.There were rides for all the ages of kids.Safety was taken c...  more »
  • This is a great park for preschool children. The rides are age appropriate and the petting zoo area is terrific. The children love seeing and touching the animals. It is family friendly - you can brin...  more »
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  • I love this zoo. We were going to the Japanese garden but ended up at the zoo. One of the best zoos in the San Jose. My daughter loved it. There are so many things for kids to do at this zoo. It's like a mini Disney.
  • Went to Happy Hollow Park & Zoo for Terminations. It's a cool exhibit that they brought in and we're one of the 5 lucky cities to even have it. I'm surprised they picked San Jose. I'd suggest getting there later and it only takes about an hour to walk the exhibit, which was kind of a downer because it has such potential to be amazing. It was very interesting but not worth the $30 regular admission price make sure to get the group on deal 2 for $25 and you'll feel better about it. Make sure also to take pictures on the green screen coz it's just fun to do!
  • Super fun and affordable! Wish there were more animals, but earns 4 stars for having lots of fun, age-appropriate, & free rides for the kids. ❤
  • Amazing park.. It has a small zoo. Perfect place to have a field trip with pre school students..
  • I was worried that it wouldn't be fun for my stepkids - 8 and 11 - because someone told me it was just for littler kids. Wrong! We all had a blast, they went on a few rides, too. I really liked the vast array of things to entertain. Definitely something for everyone there.