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Monarch Butterfly Grove

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Address: State Hwy 1, Pismo Beach, CA
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Cools place to walk and observe

Very cool to see thousands of Monarch butterflies and walk along the paths that lead to the cliffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The Monarchs leave the area first of March. Great... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Q327HCmichaelf
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Beaumont, California
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Hanoi, Vietnam
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Feb 20 it was cloudy, overcast and occasional light rain. A few Monarchs were flying about high in the grove of eucalyptus trees. Park was small, well maintained and clean. A park employee was present, nice lady. Much was closed off because a very tall tree was imminently about to fall and would have endangered people. Nice visit, not so... More 

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Beaumont, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very cool to see thousands of Monarch butterflies and walk along the paths that lead to the cliffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The Monarchs leave the area first of March. Great place to walk, run, and walk the dog.

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Laguna Beach, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was breathtaking... I saw more than 15,000 butterflies when I went and it well worth the trip! It was amazing seeing nature like that and they are just flying everywhere!

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Bakersfield, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a wonderful stop in our day. Spent 45 minutes to an hour just watching the butterflies float around. Many clustered together on the branches and made an amazing sight. Docents are present to explain behavior and answer questions. There are telescopes set up to see the upper levels in the trees. Truly a great experience!

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Los Angeles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A small little gem to experience Butterflies like you never have before. Their mating ritual seems extreme. Scary and Beautiful at the same time. You will have to see for yourself.

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Lake Forest, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

While driving around the area of Pismo Beach inland a bit we noticed a grove of trees and people looking up and so curiosity brought us closer to find all these butterflies that were just amazing to view and appreciate, millions just flying around and mating or just being born before flying away...so beautiful to admire nature and what a... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a wonderful experience for all ages. The grove is easily accessible and has an excellent docent talk. The message of the visit "we should all plant milkweed". The shortgage of milkweed has decimated the butterfly population. Apparently, easy for us all to grow.

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Thank Ajax7007
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The tall eucalyptus trees smell so beautiful. The parking in right there. The walking path is very easy. All along the path are telescopes so you can get an up close look at the clusters of Monarch Butterflies. Donation only. Well worth seeing. Loved it.

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Santa Barbara, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We did get to see some active butterflies fluttering about but most were in the trees as we arrived close to sunset and it was getting colder. The clusters in the trees are very cool to see. There is a small shop for souviners. This is a very well manicured area with walking trails past where the butterflies 🦋 stay.

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Pismo Beach, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

January and February are the perfect time to view these beautiful butterflies! They are traveling elsewhere, but stop here half way to mate and rest. The trees are packed full with fluttering butterfly wings. Many are on the ground as well, close enough to photograph. They even land on you spontaneously at times. There are docents there to explain everything... More 

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