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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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More butterflies than you can shake a stick at, but just a word of caution: Do not go around shaking a stick at these beautiful butterflies or else the park ranger will kick you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Ventura, United States
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Ventura, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

More butterflies than you can shake a stick at, but just a word of caution: Do not go around shaking a stick at these beautiful butterflies or else the park ranger will kick you out and beat you with a stick.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

No butterflies present (wrong time) but the sights and atomosphere was great. A long walk around beach and beatuiful eucalyptus trees

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Tucson, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Oodles of monarch butterflies live here between November and February, filling towering eucalyptus trees. But when we visited in July, not one could be seen. Luckily, we did not make a long trip to get to the grove. Instead, we simply took a 1-minute detour over a footbridge and up a small hill when walking the coastal trail. The small... More 

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Arroyo Grande, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This area is less than three miles from our home yet it is a place we never get tired of seeing. The sight of the butterflies everywhere is amazing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place for a walk and to learn about the monarch butterflies. Butterflies are not there year round, there is a trail that leads to the beach. If you like to camp, there are a couple of camping parks next door for trailer,RV or tent camping. There are portapotties on site, no other restrooms. Walking distance to downtown Pismo Beach.

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Huntington Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were there too late to see the butterflies but learned that the temperature needs to be just right for them to fly.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What more can I say? My kids loved it! Even my some enjoyed seeing them, millions of butterflies. It's pretty incredible, great free family activity. Parking is fairly awful, heads up.

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Los Banos, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016 via mobile

Nice little park. Seen a hand full a Monarchs. Got lucky. Very well kept up place. Nice shade from the sun. Walked out the back to the beach nice walk.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

This is a great place to stop by and visit when in the Pismo Beach area. Thousand upon thousands of Monarch butterflies hang out on the eucalyptus trees here and flutter around.....but only seasonally from November to March. Great stop but only a clump of trees off season.

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

This is a very small place that you can spend about 30 mins to look around for butterflies. It is less than 1 mile from the Seaventure hotel. We may have miss the months where the butterflies are present? Or the weather was too cold. I had my binoculars and searched for them up on the trees. We did not... More 

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