$24 for Amusement-Park Admission for One at Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park (Up to $49.99 Value)

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In a Nutshell

40 family-friendly rides and attractions inside a park dedicated to inspiring future generations of horticulturists and nature enthusiasts

The Fine Print

Expires Nov 24th, 2013. Limit 1 per person, may buy 4 additional as gifts. Must present printed Groupon voucher at an open ticket window to receive your single-day general admission. Valid for single day general admission only. Not valid for pay events/concerts and pay-per-play attractions. Parking fee not included. Not valid with other offers. Not valid on park company rentals or special events. Not valid during Holiday Lights. Public operating dates and hours are subject to change; call (408) 840-7100 or visit www.gilroygardens.org to confirm. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

The Deal

  • $24 for general admission for one (up to a $49.99 value)

This Groupon grants visitors ages 3 and up access to all rides, shows, and attractions except those that require an additional fee. Children 2 and younger receive free admission. The park is typically open on Saturdays and Sundays only—check the calendar for hours.

Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park

Managing 27 grocery stores and more than 2,500 employees is a stressful task. Nob Hill Foods owner Michael Bonfante learned that the best way for him to manage that stress was to retreat to a shady, secluded spot surrounded by majestic trees. These occasional escapes into nature inspired Bonfante to found a park dedicated to teaching visitors of all ages—but especially children—how to appreciate horticulture, wildlife, and trees in particular. Along with his wife, Claudia, Bonfante eventually sold his grocery stores and committed all of his efforts to educating the public and spreading his love for nature.

Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park receives virtually all of the Bonfantes' attention now, and it attracts visitors with combination of educational exhibits, carnival games, and amusement-park rides. The map features more than 40 possible destinations where guests can learn something new about local horticulture, enjoy an adrenaline-pumping joy ride, or simply enjoy the scenery. With family-friendly attractions available for all ages, the park includes everything from carousels to paddleboats to a mine-cart roller coaster that takes passengers through a thrilling series of dips and speedy turns. An interactive water attraction called Water Oasis and the Octonauts live show were just added to the roster in 2014.

Even while visitors are standing in line or buckled into a ride, they are still surrounded by nature at Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park. Five waterfalls—representing the five major styles of waterfalls that occur in nature—gush with torrents of water. The grounds also feature 19 of Axel Erlandson's famous Circus Trees, which he created by grafting saplings so that they grew to form shapes such as hearts, lightning bolts, and basket weaves. In addition to touting the importance of animals such as monarch butterflies and honeybees, the park features six distinctive gardens brimming with informative displays and everything from conifers to tropical and subtropical flowers.


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    Gilroy

    3050 Hecker Pass Hwy.

    Gilroy, California 95020

    408-840-7100

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