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“Butterflies and Beauty”

Monarch Butterfly Grove
Ranked #1 of 21 things to do in Pismo Beach
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108 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Butterflies and Beauty”
Reviewed January 5, 2012

Located not far from the 101 in Pismo Beach, California, this small site may be difficult to find for some so have a good map or ask for directions. Parking is along the road and don't go if the weather is inclement. There is a rest room and sometimes a docent is available to explain the park. It is rather small, but when the Monarachs are there is it incredible. You can see most of it in a wheel chair. If you walk across the small stream and into the park located just north of monarch area you will see fantastic ocean views that rival Monterey. Lots of sand may make it difficult for some. A not to be, FREE, experience. Here is a site with info: http://www.classiccalifornia.com/monarch.htm

Visited June 2011
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Murrieta, California
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“Lovely experience”
Reviewed January 5, 2012

You'll get a stiff neck trying to see the butterflies in this grove but it's worth it. If you can find a quiet spot and it's not crowded sometimes you can even hear the flap of wings!

It does tend to get very crowded and parking can be a challenge - it's right on the main road.

Visited January 2012
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Chino Hills, California
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“Butterfly roam free”
Reviewed January 4, 2012

I did not realized this place existed. The monarch butterflies are all around this place. They are so close to you, that you can almost touch them. It is a very pleasant place to visit and relax. The place is maintained and well manicured.

Visited December 2011
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Los Angeles, California
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12 reviews
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“Bit disappointed”
Reviewed January 2, 2012

I liked the location but was surprised to see only one tree was with butterflies not as their pictures portrayed.

Visited December 2011
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Pacifica, California
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54 reviews
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“fun to see”
Reviewed January 1, 2012

We made a stop at the butterfly grove. It was fun to see all the butterflys in their natural habitat.

Visited December 2011
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