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Monarch Butterfly Grove

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Address: State Hwy 1, Pismo Beach, CA
Phone Number: +1 805-773-5301
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This was such a beautiful stop on the side of the road. There are telescopes set up for both adults and children. The butterflies are quiet and still till the sun hits them... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This was such a beautiful stop on the side of the road. There are telescopes set up for both adults and children. The butterflies are quiet and still till the sun hits them, then you get an amazing view of them swirling all around you. Watch where you step as they will land on the ground.

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Grover Beach, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Absolutely an amazing experience! Every year I go several times to experience the sheer beauty and amazement of this natural phenomena. So beautiful to see so many butterflies spending winter in my town! The docents are wonderful sharing knowledge and telescopes to enhance the event!

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Marshfield, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It was a cool rainy day when we were there, so the butterflies were all clustered up in the trees and looked like bunches of leaves. I am sure it is very impressive on a warmer day when at least some of them would be flying around. The guides were not available either, probably because of the rain.

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Nipomo, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Thousands of beautiful, fascinating monarch butterflies roosting in the trees and flying around in the warm afternoon sunshine today! There are friendly, informative volunteers to answer questions and give two informative talks daily. It's great for all ages!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

What a delight to see so many butterflies gathering in one space! At the time of our visit approx 16000 butterflies had arrived, with more expected as the season continues. Looking up, you would be forgiven to think they were 'just leaves' but on closer inspection a beautiful cluster of monarchs is revealed! how joyful!

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Santa Maria, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Definitely bring the family and friends. If you don't see any, they are brown like they look like leaves when they are on the branches hovered together. We found out it's best to see them when it's over 55 degrees. November beginning to mid dec is what they told me is best to see them. There is a telescope to... More 

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Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful! no words to describe this. you have to see this with your own eyes. Graceful monarch butterflies in flight. Careful not to step on one.

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Henderson, Nevada, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We actually went here on Thanksgiving day and we were totally surprised that guides were available to show people around. It's self guided but it was a gorgeous day and so many gorgeous butterflies!!! Definitely look through the telescopes they have set up--it is so amazing. My kids loved walking around the trails and they even saw some groundhogs!

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Irvine, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

So this has been my favorite butterfky grove for some time, more than Pacifc Grove who is famous for theirs. We saw so many and the docents were so welcoming.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

No charge to park or enter. Telescopes to see details of the activity. Beautiful and breathtaking. Walk to beach after.

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