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Reagan Ranch Center

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Address: 217 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Description: The Reagan Ranch Center in downtown Santa Barbara, California is open to...
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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Be sure and stop in and have a look

Be sure and stop in and have a look. It is free and so interesting. They have really done a good job on this center. There are docents there to answer all your questions and show... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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Manteca, California
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Manteca, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Be sure and stop in and have a look. It is free and so interesting. They have really done a good job on this center. There are docents there to answer all your questions and show you around.

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Holbeach, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Although not that politically minded my Huband and I decided to visit the centre as Reagan was part of international history. It was a lovely clean building. There was a lot of information, not only political but personal too as well as items to view. Would say that the centre is worth a visit even if you are not particularly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We were met by a docent that gave us a very personal look at Ronald Reagan the man. It was very informative and interesting. I would recommend visiting the Reagan Ranch Center. It is open Monday - Thursday.

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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Wander down State St and you'll find the Reagan Ranch Center at 217 you'll find this somewhat hidden gem. There are docents to lead you around -- at NO COST. There are interactive displays. Many photos and lots of audios and film clips to watch. It is like going to a mini presidential library. It is great for children, adults,... More 

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Yorba Linda, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Great location at the bottom of State Street, next to the Amtrac station. Intimate insight into our past presidents life. Appropriate for children and adults alike. In the lobby there is a huge concrete portion go the Berlin Wall.

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el cajon, ca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Unfortunalely we had no idea that there was so much to see in the Center and did not allow enough time to visit. It will be definitely be on our list for next time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

The Reagan Ranch Center is a hidden gem - on lower State Street off the train station parking lot. Run by the Young Americas Foundation, we were surprised to get a docent-lead tour of the exhibits with no admission charge. No matter what your political persuasion is, you will enjoy learning about President Reagan and his life on the ranch.... More 

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Abilene, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

This is a fantastic tour. You can spend an hour here or all day. Although there is a lot of information about the ranch and Reagan's love for it; the takeaway from the tour is that this was a true man of character and substance that was guided by a higher power to do what he believed would provide freedom... More 

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Aspen, CO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

The Reagan Ranch is a great museum to a great man. It was very informative and had a lot of interesting 'artifacts' to see. Taking a tour of Air Force One was very interesting. The staff was very friendly, informative and helpful. Definitely worth the visit!

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

I was thoroughly surprised at how nice this was to visit, I enjoyed my time, very informative and interactive. The Air Force One reassembled here is the whole enchilata, I would carve out 3 hours on this one, its alot to see. Fascinating!!

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