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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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Most visitors are disappointed when they visit the grove because they don't see many butterflies. One you realize that they have telescopes showing the huge clusters of butterflies it becomes amazing. If you are lucky enough to visit when the butterflies are gliding about it is unforgettable. You must visit when they have arrived after migrating. This starts in October... More

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San Luis Obispo, CA
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

100's of monarch butterfly's beautifully kept area with walking paths. Great docents. Easy access from highway 1

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Santa Monica, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

at first you cant even discern the butterflies because there are so many, the trees look alive, they were so covered by the Monarchs

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Fresno, California
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Are the Monarch butterflies there in Pismo beach Now, at the Grove ?? Aug 12 2014 ?? Also how long will they be there ?? Thank you so much for any information !! I have never been to see them, & I would Love Nothing More than to Experience This most beautiful & Natural event !! Thanx Again & Gods... More

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los angeles, CA
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47 reviews 47 reviews
4 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

A favorite spot, fallen on hard times with the drought...plus, related insect invasion...sadly in disrepair. Hope conditions change an it revitalizes.

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Kingsburg, California
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46 reviews 46 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

It's so beautiful, I've been there many times different times of the year but this time when the butterfly's are actually there it's like magical it's like your kind of afraid if they get caught in your hair. It gets packed depending the times of the day so you just got to deal with it I guess. But would recommend... More

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Visalia, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Very educational for my son. I was surprised how much I learned as well. Wish we would have come during the busiest month.

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Sonora, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Short side trip to view the butterflies while traveling down to the sand dunes. Quite a parking issue along the road. Be careful crossing. The butterflies were great and worth the stop.

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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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