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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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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

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

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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Pismo Beach, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you have never seen it, its worth the stop. November through February is the best time to see the largets population of Monarchs. Be careful while driving, you are on highway 1, 2 lanes, very busy with limited parking.

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Thank Eric M
Long Beach, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The butterfly viewing is gorgeous in this eucalyptus grove. There are thousands of butterflies in season, so be sure to check to see if the monarchs are there when you are visiting. Dogs are allowed, although the docents need more training in being helpful. We were asked to leave because some annoying little yappy dog was let out on a... More 

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Thank Michelle B
Grover Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Monarch Butterfly Grove is a spectacular place to view monarch butterflies as thousands of them migrate there every November to May. Informed Docents are on hand to answer any questions and telescopes are set up to view the butterfly clusters up close.

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Thank C6893GOsusanm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Enlightening trip for all . The butterflies are spectacular . No fee to enter . Take a nice walk on the boardwalk and end up at the grove . Only small complaint is the over crowding on weekends … My grandson loves this and so do I.

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Thank 911firedisp
So Cal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A small wooded area adjacent to the state park that serves as a way station for monarchs during the migration. None were there in August.

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Kingman, Arizona, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited too early in the year for the butterflies (they arrive in October & stay until March) but the grove is worth the walk. It smells soooo good (I think they are eucalyptus trees). It's not really big nor crowded & you walk thru the grove to the beach. The only thing I didn't care for was the large... More 

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Thank Beth W
Roseville, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Small park with trails that allows you to view the Monarch butterflies. We didn't see any at the time we went, but it was nice to get out of the car and stretch a bit before we made the trek home.

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Porterville, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was interesting to read the butterfly data. Have been here before in the season Nov-Feb. when the butterflies are there. It is truly beautiful to see them hanging on to the Euc's branches.

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Ventura, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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