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Monarch Butterfly Grove

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Address: State Hwy 1, Pismo Beach, CA
Phone Number: 805 773 5301
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Beautiful grove

We visited this location a bit early so there were only a few Monarch butterflies flying around. I spoke with a local who told me the butterflies arrive in late October and that... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Jola O
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We visited this location a bit early so there were only a few Monarch butterflies flying around. I spoke with a local who told me the butterflies arrive in late October and that it's an awesome site. The docents bring telescopes from November- February so that you can see the butterflies up close.

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Huntington Beach, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited this a number of times but the butterflies are amazing in the way they become leaves on the trees. But they are only there from November to April. Parking is limited and there is a narrow path to the grove but it is well marked next to a pink colored motel.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An experience to remember. Didn't get to the monarchs in action - too early. Beautiful surroundings. Peaceful area. Knew about it due to PBS channel at home

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Hanford, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Don't forget to see the Monarch Butterfly's they came so far just to see you! This can be a wonderful trip to take the family or just take a look alone either way you need to stop and see nature at it's best.

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South Pasadena, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped by and even though the butterflies don't come until October we got to see an Owl up in the trees. Nice little nature walk! Loved it.

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north hollywood, ca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you go in the season when the butterflies are there, this is an amazing thing to see. The trees are full of butterflies, and they are flying around you. There are park rangers educating you on the history. The walk around is pretty. Go to the water if you have enough time.

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Arroyo Grande, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It;s a yearly migration for the cycle of the Monarch Butterflies. Not only is it a wonderful educational experience, it also is inspiring to learn the cycle of mother nature in the production of these Monarchs.

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California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great spot to check out to learn more about butterflies. The docent talks are wonderful, and there are several telescope set up around the Grove, where you can see the clusters of butterflies on the eucalyptus branches yourself. It is really amazing to see how many there are! Also, there is a small trailer set up, Where... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wrong time of year to see many butterflies but still happy we stopped. Only saw a few monarchs but it was nice to walk around. Surprised when we walked through the grove and saw the dunes! Beautiful ocean views from the top of the dunes!

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Orcutt, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

YOU just can't believe the BEAUTY of the BUTTERFLIES. IT's a must see and enjoy Camp at Pismo Dunes and walk to to see the BUTTERFLIES

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