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Reagan Ranch Center

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Address: 217 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Phone Number: 8059571980
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11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

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The Reagan Ranch Center in downtown Santa Barbara, California is open to the general public for tours and visitation Monday through Thursday from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. These galleries feature original Reagan Ranch artifacts matched with state-of-the-art, interactive, multimedia exhibits that highlight the history of Ronald Reagan’s quarter-century at Rancho del Cielo and the accomplishments of his presidency.Over six hours of dynamic multimedia exhibits provide access to exclusive speeches, interviews, radio addresses, and original video presentations. The centerpiece of the gallery is a 28-foot-long interactive “timeline” that gives users the ability to explore the “Western White House” during the 1980s.

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Loaded with history!!

We enjoyed our trip to see the Reagan Ranch. There is so much to see and learn about President Reagan. I am presently reading The Killing of Reagan and feel more involved since... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina
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Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed our trip to see the Reagan Ranch. There is so much to see and learn about President Reagan. I am presently reading The Killing of Reagan and feel more involved since I have visited the Ranch. For History "buffs" it's a must see.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stumbled on this place. Loved it so much. Docents were kind, knowledge. Learned alot in this small place but worth it. Nice book selection in which I bought one. Learned few things I didn't know.

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Prospect, KY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is right in the center of town. Historical, and very interesting. If you're a Reagan fan, you'll really enjoy the center!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

It is the closest you can get to the Reagan Ranch. Lovely staff and very good movie to see the Ranch up close and personal

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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Stopped by here because my father was a docent. Wasn't sure what to expect, but I found it surprisingly informative and entertaining. It raised my estimation of Ronald Reagan, as I learned more about the times in which he served and the challenges he faced. Excellent use of media and museum exhibits. A quiet look at an unusual man.

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Dallas, TX
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

On the whole the tour was enjoyable. I am a big fan of artifacts at museums as opposed to digital displays. This museum had a good number of both. The one issue I had was with the movie which had a little too much of a political slant for my taste. I am left leaning but also have a lot... More 

1 Thank DFWTravelerDallas_TX
Georgetown, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

We were not aware of the Reagan Ranch Center in Santa Barbara so just stopped in to see what it was. 3 hours later we came out overjoyed by this attraction. I will visit the Reagan Ranch center every time I am in this area.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

We visited this center unfortunately just before the 1600 closing time, however the very helpful staff took the trouble to give us a quick guided tour. I found the information and exhibits very interesting and a great insight into the life of President Reagan. It was well worth a longer visit which we couldn't manage as we were leaving the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

This Center is about as close as you can get to visiting the Western White House during Reagan's terms as President. It is a museum devoted to Reagan, his character, and his life at "The Ranch in the Sky - Rancho del Cielo". There is an interesting film done by a buddy of Reagan, a series of interactive displays, and... More 

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Santa Clarita, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

We found that this place had more about just the life of the former President than we have seen before. Great time learning about the ranch and all they did on the property. He was a very hard worker, had no idea.

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