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Monarch Butterfly Grove

State Hwy 1, Pismo Beach, CA
805 773 4382
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Ranked #2 of 20 attractions in Pismo Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Activities: Viewing wildlife
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Bakersfield, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

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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Berlin, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

This place is very beautiful and wonderful. Amazing to see so many beautiful Monarch butterflies in one place. From the stats, it appears that their numbers are diminishing every year. So don't miss this.

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Los Angeles, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Loved the walk here, it was so calm and peaceful and got to see monarch butterflies! Loved. Have to walk down a path in order to get to beach, but it is so peaceful would love to go again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

The docent volunteers will defiantly entertain and teach you about butterfly migration and the life of a butterfly, The butterflies themselves are beautiful.

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San Francisco, California, United States
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58 reviews 58 reviews
49 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

I try to take chance to go over there on March 9 but can not beat the nature clock, nothing left! a sigh told me the watching season from Nov - Feb, Just drive down south less than one mile there is a beautiful beach, you may enjoy it before Summer come!

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Las Vegas
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10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

2-27-14 we stopped and parked by the railroad tracks, hoping to get a glimpse of the leftover butterflies. We walked the path and seen quite a few. Beautiful walk through the grove.

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San Jose, California, Usa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

On a beautiful Sunny Day, Butterflies were out! Easy Access and a nice grove and place to visit. Admission was FREE. We truly enjoyed the hundreds of butterflies!

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California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

In January and February you can experience one of natures wonders. The butterflies migrate as much as 2,500 miles to their winter habitats. While the decline in numbers has been huge in the last few years, experiencing the beauty of these delicate creatures is inspiring.

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Los Osos, California
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7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Earlier in the morning probably wasn't the best time to go to this area. Although the only sightings of monarch butterflies we saw were through the provided telescopes and a few on the ground, there was no actual opportunity to take any good photos. The women handling the souvenirs were super nice and humorous.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

bring your own binocular for ultimate viewing, along with your 1200mm tele zoom lens to capture the action.

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