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Address: State Hwy 1, Pismo Beach, CA
Phone Number: 805 773 4382
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A MUST EXPERIENCE EVERY YEAR!

They start fluttering in around November each year and are gone around February. While the beautiful Monarchs are here they form huge clusters that mimic the leaves on the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Arroyo Grande, California
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Arroyo Grande, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

They start fluttering in around November each year and are gone around February. While the beautiful Monarchs are here they form huge clusters that mimic the leaves on the Eucalyptus trees and then as the sun rises and warms them they slowly start peeling off and start flying around. During the season they breed, shift around the grove depending on... More 

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Westminster,Ca
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

It was pretty with lots of trees, but we were there when the Monarchs weren't. Worth seeing if you are in the area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

First, get a friendly...free...guide to help you spot the butterflies. They have an incredible story to tell for young and old and in between. Talk to the guides and ask them anything. Go in the morning when the sun shines to catch a look at the butterflies in flight. And don't be cheap. Buy a souvenir or just give the... More 

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Clovis, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This is an unbelievable stop for all ages. It's amazing to see the ground, trees and air around you moving with life. The look in the kids' eyes was priceless!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Loved everything about it. Short stroll on level ground, easy for all ages. Parking is limited, and people park on the opposite side of the street and tend to step out into oncoming traffic, so take care.

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Fresno, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Be sure to make the time to visit the Monarch Butterfly Grove. Depending on when you visit, I am sure, you can see the monarch butterflies in the huge, tall trees - as they migrate. If you are there at "just the right time" the trees will be SOLID with butterflies, and then at other times, there may not be... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

If you arrive before the butterflies wake up, the grove looks just like ordinary trees. As the sun warms them, the trees come alive for an amazing experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Took the chance to see any remaining butterflies, has a nice walk. Went walking near by to a camp ground, that's about half mile walk to beach.

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San Jose, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

The Monarch Butterfly Grove in Pismo is a very interesting place. The butterflies are only there from late October to February. There are usually docents there with telescopes so you can get a close look at the butterflies hanging in the trees. The butterflies like to fly around more on warmer days. We always stop there when we are in... More 

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Long Beach, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Took the family for nice walk along the park. It was a needed break from the road trip up the coast. Unfortunately did not see any butterflies (in July). But still a decent stop for a little hike.

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Address: State Hwy 1, Pismo Beach, CA
Phone Number: 805 773 4382
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Pismo Beach

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