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Monarch Butterfly Grove

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State Hwy 1, Pismo Beach, CA
+1 805-773-5301
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Wow! What an amazing site! This grove is very small and hidden so we drove past it three times... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Krista W
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Need to time your visit for best viewing

The Butterfly Grove is just off the main road and is easily accessible. We arrived with our friend... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Barb C
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Littleton, Colorado
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State Hwy 1, Pismo Beach, CA
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Wow! What an amazing site! This grove is very small and hidden so we drove past it three times visiting other parts of Pismo without even realizing! My partner was initially pretty bummed when he realized we had missed the “talk” given by one of...More

1  Thank Krista W
Reviewed 6 days ago

The Butterfly Grove is just off the main road and is easily accessible. We arrived with our friend that is from the area and it was getting a bit dark. A friend had a super lens on his camera which allowed better viewing. Definitely worth...More

1  Thank Barb C
Reviewed 1 week ago

My girlfriend and I loved this place, butterflies everywhere in the air and in the trees, the ones in the trees seem to form full branches, amazing! We loved that the park was free, as well as nice spotting scopes and volunteers there to help...More

2  Thank jnisson
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was spectacular. It is true what others say about spotting them. At first you think they are dead leaves and then you realize they are butterflies. Thousands!

1  Thank Leticia A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Yes we did. Had a great time and the information from the people responding about the dogs was very helpful. Thank you trip advisor!

1  Thank markgancarz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I sort of expected that the monarchs would all be clustered together, no considering that many would be flying about, in the entrancing way of butterflies. Sure, some were clustered in the trees (harder to see than you’d think) but many were flying among the...More

1  Thank Lorri F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visit the Monarch Grove every fall. It is a beautiful, educational experience that is enjoyed by visitors of all ages. The Grove is transforming like nature does. Weather, drought, and tree loss have all had an impact on this amazing sight. It is worth...More

3  Thank Charmaine B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So interesting, we learned things we never new about the butterflies. Walking around the grounds and seeing the butterflies in the trees was beautiful.

2  Thank lorrainenichols
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Don't miss watching the gorgeous Monarch butterflies! There are several spots to use the magnifier provided too. You can see them up close!

3  Thank LaurieandMike2015
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

There were hundreds of monarch butterflies in the trees today when we visited in November. Look up in the trees, the butterflies sometimes look like brown leaves. Best to take a zoom lens to capture good pictures

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KanesP
14 December 2017|
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Response from SurFun5389 | Reviewed this property |
I think all days are good and seldom crowded
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markgancarz
20 November 2017|
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Response from KarenEph320 | Reviewed this property |
I take my dog there all the time! It's a sunny day so I plan to go today. Sunny days are best time to see butterflies.
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formergrunt
11 November 2017|
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Response from TravelLynn2015 | Reviewed this property |
Butterflies should be arriving
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