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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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arroyo grande, california
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

Since we live here, this is at least a once a year event, and usually bring guests to see the butterflies. We are sadden though, as there just seem to be less and less each year. Years ago, Los Osos was the best place to be a part of them, but down went the trees to build homes. What a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Really amazing that the butterflies bunch up together such that they look like leaves on the tree. Go in the winter.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

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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28 reviews 28 reviews
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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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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
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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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48 reviews 48 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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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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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
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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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