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“Floating mosaics.”

Coronado Butterfly Preserve
Ranked #4 of 31 things to do in Goleta
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Reviewed April 4, 2012

It really is a spiritual experience----and I'm not at all religious. Take binoculars if you have them. It's a short uphill walk, so be ready for that, especially if you've got grandma along. The kids will love it. Try to respect others and stay quiet. It will only enhance your encounter with these wonderful butterflies.

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Reviewed February 18, 2012

The Coronado Butterfly Preserve is hidden away in a suburban neighborhood... and looks can be deceiving. But once you step into the woods, it feels as though you've entered a whole new world. The best time to go is in the winter because the butterflies will be there. If you keep walking up the hill through the grove, you will end up in a meadow on top of a beautiful bluff that overlooks the ocean. Santa Barbara at its finest... Don't miss it!

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Reviewed February 1, 2012

What a hidden treasure. Millions of Monarchs clustering together amongst the tree leaves. A local resident was there to provide answers to most questions. Easy trail and hike to center where the butterflies migrate. Tranquil area and visitors with cameras although not overly populated with visitors. A MUST SEE!

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Reviewed January 30, 2012

Beautiful, easy hike. The butterflies were incredible!

Thank JessicaE509
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Reviewed January 26, 2012

if you want to see the monarch butterfly on winter this is the place and its tons of them.

the place offer a good quiet hiking place with a view of the beach and cliffs of the pacific coast. you can hangout at the beach as well and picnic at your hearts content. it is safe and have a good street parking neighborhood.

bring your camera and you will not be dissapointed. this place is for nature lovers. one there is no restroom on the place.

2  Thank jcdalman
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