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Monarch Butterfly Grove

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Address: State Hwy 1, Pismo Beach, CA
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bpnot much left, but a nice walk along the coast. recommended if you stay in a local hotel. meutermedia

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bpnot much left, but a nice walk along the coast. recommended if you stay in a local hotel. meutermedia

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice quiet walk although only 3 butterfly's left. Wish local LE picked the passed out drunk out of the plants. Overall, very nice trail to the beach.

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La Habra,California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Other than missing the butterflies by about a month, it looked like a peaceful place to take a stroll. We did see several butterflies chasing each other , which was cute.

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Los Angeles
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Do check with the time of year to see if it is the correct season of the monarch butterflies. It is absolutely amazing. You look up into the trees and you don't realize that you're seeing a mass of butterflies clinging to each other. A sight to behold for children and adults.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A very beautiful place to visit! Even if you miss the butterflies it's still a nice place to take the family or just go to enjoy the quiet and read a book.

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Roseville, United States
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Reviewed 18 March 2017

I went in November and the trees were covered in butterflies. It was amazing! Literally every tree was covered in butterflies! Highly recommend!

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Tustin, California
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Reviewed 16 March 2017

This was an incredible year to see the monarchs. It was warm enough that they were very active and there were a good number of them. There are telescopes set up where you can watch them clustered on high branches and volunteers give a talk on why they are there and where they come from. It can get busy and... More 

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Grover Beach, California
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Reviewed 16 March 2017

Nice walk in the grove. Docents help explain the life cycle of thes pretty creatures..next to the beach.

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Reviewed 13 March 2017

We stopped here on our way up to Morro Bay on Christmas day. The Monarch grove is well worth your time. This particular day was a little bit cold and so the monarchs were clustered on the branches and very few were flying around, but it was fascinating to see their roosting(?) formations and we were amazed by the thousands... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Absolutely fascinating area on the migratory and nesting path for these stunning Monarch Butterflies! The information hosts are full of fluttery details about everything Monarch! Explanatory boards are throughout the groves and are very insightful. Binocular points bring these beauties into close up focus from 50 feet or more in the air! Bring your own binoculars for more extended viewing... More 

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