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Monarch Butterfly Grove

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State Hwy 1, Pismo Beach, CA
+1 805-773-5301
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Natural Wonder Anytime

Yes, I know it's summer and the butterflies have flown the coop, but it's still a beautiful stand... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
HappyTraveler0109
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Pasadena, California
Wrong season for butterflies

Will come back when the butterflies are here. Pleasant area, short walk. Access to a walk/bike... read more

Reviewed July 10, 2018
Jennifer S
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State Hwy 1, Pismo Beach, CA
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"eucalyptus trees"
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"beautiful butterflies"
in 27 reviews
"answer questions"
in 25 reviews
"amazing sight"
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"wings"
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"dead leaves"
in 15 reviews
"life cycle"
in 14 reviews
"butterflies flying"
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"zoom lens"
in 10 reviews
"magical place"
in 10 reviews
"state park"
in 14 reviews
"in season"
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"quick stop"
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"small area"
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"walk around"
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"short walk"
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"sunny day"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Yes, I know it's summer and the butterflies have flown the coop, but it's still a beautiful stand of eucalyptus trees and immediately adjacent to a nice campground. The campground is a dry camp so just tents and no water hookup. But, it does have...More

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Reviewed July 10, 2018

Will come back when the butterflies are here. Pleasant area, short walk. Access to a walk/bike trail.

1  Thank Jennifer S
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Reviewed July 9, 2018

It's great to learn about these amazing creatures and also, unfortunately, learn how the environment and development have contributed to the lessening numbers year by year. Volunteer docents are there from 10am-4pm daily November to February if it's not raining. There's also a gift trailer...More

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Reviewed July 9, 2018

Stopped by after lunch with the kids. They had a great time running around, looking at the greenery and butterflies. A must stop, if only to stretch your legs out!

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Reviewed June 26, 2018

The best time to see the butterflies is between November and February. They start migrating down in November and start leaving in late January, February. Not a lot of butterflies in May but the docents at the grove are very helpful and have a lot...More

2  Thank Cyndi C
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Reviewed June 25, 2018

Great for stroller walking. We had a 2 and 3 year old. They were able to walk around and see the butterflies. The trail connected to the beach and park area. It was hard to push the stroller in that area but it was beautiful.

Thank Danielle S
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Reviewed June 22, 2018 via mobile

Every year the monarch Butterflies migrate and stop at this grove. Jan. And Feb. are best months to see the most butterflies here. Amazing how many thousands you might see. They have volunteers on site explaining the life of Monachs and highly magnified lenses pointed...More

2  Thank Pam Q
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Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

this place is incredible. a little peaceful garden. the butterflies are somewhat seasonal. the true gem is following the path out the back. it leads to super soft sand dunes with amazing horizontal limb trees. like you might see in island movies. the kids climbed...More

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Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

This is the coolest thing when the butterflies are in town. They slowly drift in towards the end of summer and are at their peak around Thanksgiving and Christmas. They are usually completely gone by February. It's so beautiful and peaceful to watch them fly...More

Thank Natalie M
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Reviewed June 18, 2018

We weren't there for the butterlies but loved seeing where they all congregated. Large grove of eucalyptus trees that have been there for a long time.

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F5190DXpaulinem
July 31, 2018|
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Response from Diane D | Reviewed this property |
Most likely not many if any but it might be worth a driveby since the area is beautiful.
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Chris H
June 17, 2018|
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Response from HBGolf1 | Reviewed this property |
October through February. Take a stool and binoculars.
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Iain W
April 2, 2018|
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Response from Barb C | Reviewed this property |
Always open but few to view
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