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Happy Hollow Park & Zoo

Happy Hollow Park & Zoo

Zoo, Playground, and Theme Park
Central San Jose, San Jose
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8.7/10
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  • Ernest P.
    "Take a lunch to the puppet show."(2 Tips)
    Andrey B.
    "Oakland Zoo membership gives you 50% discount here"(2 Tips)
    Michael C.
    "turn left at another parking sign for Kelly Park"(2 Tips)
    Kimmie M.
    "membership from the SF Zoo"(2 Tips)
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  • Simon S.
    Simon SchusterMay 12, 2014
    This is a great place for kids up to the of about 8.I think the parking fee is fine.Will $10 really break the bank when its only $12 to get in or $35 for the year? All rides are free after all! 10/10
  • Priscilla T.
    Priscilla TorranceFebruary 20, 2013
    This place is GREAT to take your little ones !! It's a perfect combination of learning, fun, & interaction. It has a good mix of entertainment for children of all ages. My son loved it!
  • Mackenzie P.
    Mackenzie P.May 31, 2016
    Great for all ages, but especially young children. There's many different animals as well as rides and other amusements! Also while not being the healthiest, the food isn't half bad.
  • K12 Inc
    K12 IncAugust 19, 2011
    Did you know? When Happy Hollow opened in 1961, there was no zoo, though there were a few animals, including a harbor seal, capuchin monkeys, tortoises, ponies, ducks and pigs. Read more
  • Summer V.
    Summer Van TassellSeptember 9, 2015
    Super fun for little kids! Don't forget to go through the petting zoo, it's such a fun place and super family friendly.
  • Kimmie M.
    Kimmie MolinaJanuary 27, 2014
    If you have a membership from the SF Zoo, you get 50% off admission here. You have to show your card and picture ID. Best deal ever.
  • Paul T.
    Paul TacciFebruary 15, 2014
    Only 25 cents for the petting zoo food, bring your quarters and don't forget about the sheep in the zebu pen, they're hungry too!
  • Rob V.
    Rob VernonDecember 4, 2016
    A great little zoo that is doing its part to help with conservation of wild species. Do your part and drop your token!
  • Marjorie
    MarjorieMay 28, 2011
    Love the new parking lot and the bridge the takes you right into the park. Parking is $10, there are machines where you can pay, credit cards accepted.
  • Princess Susannah G.
    Princess Susannah GreenwoodJanuary 24, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Special Collection of exotic animals including Lemurs and Capybara, LEED certified, puppet shows, rides, and days of fun for all ages in this historic park and zoo.
  • Shannon C.
    Shannon ClarkSeptember 20, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Parking is $10 but machines do take credit cards (or city of San Jose annual parking pass) and admission is now $13 or $35 a person annual membership
  • Yvonne B.
    Yvonne BarterApril 18, 2017
    One of our favorite places to take our young children aged 2 and 4. Invest in an annual pass.
  • Michael
    MichaelAugust 28, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    Great place for kids, petting zoo, small rides with animals.
  • Cheapism
    CheapismJuly 11, 2011
    $12 admission to this zoo with a park and more. Hundreds of animals, a double H Ranch, a petting area and educational fun and games for kids to play. Read more
  • Paul O.
    Paul O'BrienNovember 13, 2010
    If local, the membership is well worth it; come by and play at the huge park and use the pass at other bay area hot spots
  • Chris B.
    Chris BossoMay 31, 2010
    Most of this park looks brand new now. I would have never guessed that such a neat park was in the middle of San Jose. Clean, lots of room and no lines at the food court
  • Zoie O.
    Zoie O'TouchstonezJuly 15, 2012
    Bring your own food and drinks. Food served is overpriced and poor quality-not made fresh. There is a large picnic area in the meadow by the main restaurant & plenty of tables outside
  • Frederik H.
    Frederik HermannFebruary 18, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    The "Crooked House" is finally re-opening again on Saturday, March 30, 2013 with some festivities from 10am to noon!
  • Volodymyr O.
    Volodymyr OrlovMarch 29, 2014
    If you have SF Zoo's membership you can save 50% off the admission' s tickets price.
  • Tatyana F.
    Tatyana FisherMarch 10, 2012
    An amazing place to entertain any child. A great treat for just $12!
  • Michael C.
    Michael ChuMarch 28, 2010
    The signs you see for parking are for $10 parking. But if you keep going a bit farther and turn left at another parking sign for Kelly Park, its $6 and the parking lot has plenty of space.
  • Catherine M.
    Catherine M. 🍷October 30, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Great place for toddlers. Check the website for any discounts or specials. Read more
  • Brenda S.
    Brenda SerranoJuly 16, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    You can park free by municipal park and walk. Beats paying $10
  • Kathy C.
    Kathy C.July 13, 2014
    Enter the parking lot on Remillard Ct off of Story Rd., so you can walk the Bent Bridge to the zoo!
  • Eric G.
    Eric GonzalezApril 3, 2010
    Great park - our kid at 1 year old got in free. Drive out about 2-3 blocks south and you'll find freebee parking, save yourself $10.
  • Bekie W.
    Bekie WileyApril 7, 2012
    If you park at kelly park and walk next door then you can save $4 on parking.
  • Park K.
    Park KielyJuly 13, 2010
    Happy Hollow has a friendly petting zoo, animal exhibit, and rides! I went to the newly remodeled Happy Hollow Park and it was so much fun! Read more
  • Dorothy
    DorothyJune 24, 2017
    Lots to see and do with a toddler. Reasonably priced
  • HISTORY
    HISTORYJuly 14, 2010
    Happy Hollow originally opened in 1961. The first merry-go-round that came in 1964 is still in use in the park today.
  • A C.
    A CJune 11, 2015
    Hey Happy Hollow Park & Zoo, you should join Freebie! The benefits are amazing for both you and me. Read more
  • Jude S.
    Jude SilvaAugust 8, 2013
    excellent place for kids of ANY age!
  • Gabriel G.
    Gabriel GuevaraApril 25, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    You should always try the zoo part, always fun to see the lovely animals...
  • Kira W.
    Kira WamplerMarch 31, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    There are two parking lots if the first one is full. Get there early to find a space & beat the heat. Read more
  • Megan H.
    Megan HartJuly 14, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Get 15% off in the explore & more store on wednesdays when you buy a reusable bag!
  • Robert S.
    Robert ScobleMarch 25, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Be prepared. $10 cash only parking. $12 per adult to get in. But worth it!
  • Elaine
    ElaineAugust 21, 2012
    New parking lot on story accepts credit cards for parking!
  • Nancy C.
    Nancy ChauOctober 13, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Annual memberships cost less than 3 visits!
  • Don L.
    Don LimJuly 17, 2010
    You can park at the Kelley park parking and save $4 if you don't mind walking 3 min.
  • Fernando S.
    Fernando SerranoSeptember 7, 2015
    Super awesome Japanese Garden! :)
  • Andrey B.
    Andrey BrindeyevJune 3, 2012
    Oakland Zoo membership gives you 50% discount here
  • Rolf
    RolfSeptember 13, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    it's amazing the investment they've put into this place! Read more
  • Nathan W.
    Nathan WenzelNovember 15, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Good for younger kids.
  • Nigel T.
    Nigel TurnerOctober 9, 2011
    Bring a senior and parking is only $2
  • Dave M.
    Dave MasonJanuary 12, 2014
    Seattle Zoo membership gets you in free.
  • Casey S.
    Casey ShemMarch 20, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Crazy long line for food and drink. They need to put in food and drink carts all over the park like in the 'ol days.
  • Jason F.
    Jason FischlJanuary 22, 2011
    If you have sfzoo membership adult is $6.
  • Aaron M.
    Aaron MauldinApril 4, 2015
    Roller Coaster
  • Elaine
    ElaineAugust 21, 2012
    So much fun!
  • Ernest P.
    Ernest PrabhakarAugust 15, 2013
    Take a lunch to the puppet show.
  • Aaron M.
    Aaron MauldinApril 4, 2015
    Chloe the Cebu
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