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Reagan Ranch Center

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Address: 217 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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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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Such wonderful history

Its always interesting to visit a piece of history like this up and close and personal, no matter what your personal views on politics. Beautiful displays, give a wonderful view... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Its always interesting to visit a piece of history like this up and close and personal, no matter what your personal views on politics. Beautiful displays, give a wonderful view into our U.S. history. Worth of a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

This free display of the history of the Reagan Ranch and presidency is very well done. The tour of the collection by a docent was very well done. There is a short film available for those who would apprecite sitting in a cool dark area for a while. There are lots of audiovisual displays. My favorite was a clever display... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Not a thing to dislike! I love seeing everything about this president and the displays come to life.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Informative, and interesting. They are only open on certain days, so be sure to check that if you would like to visit!

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Dunbar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

I had an afternoon free while in LA and decided to drive to Santa Barbara. I stopped at the center upon recommendation from TripAdvisor comments. I was not disappointed. The docent first asked me how much time I had to spend to determine how much of a detailed overview she should give. I told her I had about an hour... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Felt a little pressured? We were walking back from the courthouse because we had missed our trolley ride so we thought we would stop in to check out the museum and have a little break. The museum is free but it's run a group called "Young Americans." They are very enthusiastic about their museum, and the museum does hold some... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Reagan is the first president I remember and I love the 80s, so I found this interesting. I was very impressed with the docent guided tour-very informational. This is a free attraction on State Street and is a nice way to spend 30-45 minutes

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

This is fairly new and located next to The Enterprise Fish Co. by the train station. If you liked Ronald Regan you'll like this place. If you didn't you won't. Get the lobster bisque next door. It's fabulous.

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Fullerton, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

What a very educational tour we had that was all about Ronald Regan and his love for his family, his ranch and his values. This was not a tour about his political career, although there is some of that mentioned of course. The very high tech way of some of the presentations was phenomenal. We could have stayed for hours,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

This is a very good place to learn more about Ronald Reagan. The docents were so nice and very informative.

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Address: 217 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
Open Hours:
Monday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

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