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Monarch Butterfly Grove

State Hwy 1, Pismo Beach, CA
805 773 4382
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Activities: Viewing wildlife
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Simi Valley, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We were in Pismo Beach for 3 days and thought we would stop by to see if we could see any butterflies. Nope, wrong time to visit, but it's a nice little park area, and we will be back during the migration season. One good point, go down to the beach and enjoy the softest sand ever.

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Pismo Beach, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

It's a nice park but make sure the butterfly's are there otherwise it's just like a park ( but if you like butterfly's this is the place to be during monarch season) not to big and takes less than an hour to see it all....after words you can walk to beach , it's very close....

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Hanford, California
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

i live in the valley heat,me and husband like to fish off of pier and enjoy cool weather,watch the surfers,also we see seals most of the time.

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4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We went with the kids. It's so neat to see so any butterflies in one place. They have binoculars so you get to see them from up close. Staff on hand to give information. The kids also bought great things from their little shop.

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Washington UT
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Friends took us to see the Monarch Butterfly Grove. It's not overly large and at first when you looked up high it looked like leaves but after you focused you realized those clusters were hundreds and hundreds of butterflies. Be sure and take your came with a good zoom. Once you see the photos in print or on the computer... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

We had been to the Grove in February and saw butterflies and then walked the trail by the camp ground and through the trees to the beach, absolutely beautiful location and have lots of photos!

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VENTURA, CA
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5 reviews 5 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

very close to the beach and very peaceful you can walk around and see lots of trees and butterfly and then you can drive a little waays and walk on the pier

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Colorado Springs, CO
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4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We often camp at the State Campground where this is located. They butterflies are pretty, it's sad to see so many dead on the sidewalk though. Definitely a must see if you are in the area at the right time of year.

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Glendora, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

When the butterflies are in Pismo Beach this is an amazing attraction. It only takes a few minutes to stop and view and it's free. Definitely worth the time.

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Bakersfield, California
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

The butterflies are just so beautiful and they are everywhere. This is a must see when in the area. Totally amazing.

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