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Address: State Hwy 1, Pismo Beach, CA
Phone Number: 805 773 5301
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Butterflies all around

Walking path leads directly to the Monarchs. Be sure to bring your camera & binoculars! Look up to see the clumps of butterflies in the trees!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Auburn, California
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Auburn, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Walking path leads directly to the Monarchs. Be sure to bring your camera & binoculars! Look up to see the clumps of butterflies in the trees!

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Orange, California
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

28,000 Monarch butterflies!! That was the estimate for the day. Butterflies are in the eucalyptus trees, some in the air, some mating on the ground. Open to public at 10 a.m., docents answer questions throughout the day, a talk is given at 11 a.m. and again in afternoon. Free. Should be above 55 degrees F. for you to see activity... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The butterfly's ! Gorgeous park. Very knowledgable staff. Nice gifts available . Free. No admission , but I always leave a donation.

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Hemet, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

definitely go in January when we went. there are countless monarchs! beautiful, zen like experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Enjoyed the butterflies and hummingbirds. Docents gave interesting talks. Little difficult to park. Arrive early!

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Wee were surprised at the number of butterflies here. We had a very nice time just walking around and enjoying the environment. Butterflies everywhere when we went.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The Monarch Butterfly Grove was wonderful, simply wonderful. To see so many Monarch butterflies in the wild, settling in the branches of towering Eucalyptus trees, was a fantastic sight for our young son and ourselves. Walk through the Grove to the beautiful stretches of sand and water of Pismo Beach.

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Moreno Valley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed our visit here. Docent was very informative. Took lots of pictures. Well worth the time. God's little creatures are amazing!

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Meridian, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed visiting here. The volunteers were so informative and the butterflies are so incredible! As the sun came out, there were definitely more activity from the butterflies. Be extra careful where you walk as some would just drop from the sky. They had scopes set up so you could view them up high in the trees. Definitely a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The butterfly grove was awesome. The ladies there were so friendly and helpful. When you walk in it looks like its just a grove with big trees. But 'LOOKUP' and you're guaranteed to see a treat. Its a magicL ONCE IN A LIFETIME thing. We went on week day so not many people were there. The whole area has been... More 

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