Where’s Gilroy Theme Park, you ask? It’s about 80 miles south east from San Francisco - in Santa Clara County.
C’mon... let’s take the family and head over to their ‘Family Garden Theme Park’. The...
Gilroy Gardens - created for families - is a wonderful theme park for kids around 11 years old and younger, and for adults who like gardens, flowers, and waterfalls.
Not your typical theme park with all the faster-bigger-taller-scarier rides, Gilroy Gardens botanical theme was inspired by a collection of extraordinary trees - trained into all kinds of shapes.
It's not a giant, frantic amusement park... more on the smaller size
offering many benches and water features to let you have a lazier stroll
Even though you won't find big, screaming roller coasters at Gilroy Gardens, you will find over 40 rides, gardens and exhibits. Like the...
Gilroy Garden's Quicksilver Express Mine Coaster is themed after a local abandoned mine, South County Backroads and Gilroy Gardens very own railroad!
Exhibits include their collection of world famous Circus Trees, a rock maze, and the Learning Sheds. And you won't want to miss their six majestic gardens throughout the park.
Splash & Squirt - opened all days when the temperature is 72 degrees or higher. Located across from the two kiddie rides in the game area... recommended for little ones in diapers.
Illions Supreme Carousel - One of the most ornate carousels ever built. Dating back to 1927, it has 64 beveled glass mirrors, 1200 lights, 96 carved figures and 48 horses lead by Gilroy Garden’s spectacular Rose Horse.
South County Backroads - Step back in time as you cruise through lavishly landscaped grounds in either a roadster from the 1920’s or a 1950’s Chevy - your choice! Enjoy viewing over 300 mature trees during this scenic ride.
Smaller children have a good time because the lines are shorter and there’s lots of rides just for them... even a smaller-sized carousel just for the very little ones.
To help make your trip to Gilroy Theme Park even more fun, here’s a few tips for you...
So let’s pack up the kids and go!