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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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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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Memories of President Ronald Reagan

I went to this expecting it to just be OK but really enjoyed it. There is a ten dollar donation recommended. The movie is well worth your time. A docent told many great stories... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Olrando
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

I went to this expecting it to just be OK but really enjoyed it. There is a ten dollar donation recommended. The movie is well worth your time. A docent told many great stories. There is a television presentation by his body guard/old friend that is very good. Lots of objects from the ranch . Worth your time.

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Brea, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This Center brings the Reagan Ranch/Western White House to the heart of Santa Barbara. It is a fascinating look at life on the Ranch with some incredible interactive displays on the Reagan years at the ranch.

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

With being from the UK and having a few spare hours we stumbled across the museum. No longer had we walked through the entrance, we were attached to a tour about to start. The tour guide was very thorough in his knowledge and the museum is great if you are into modern day history.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

If you are interested in modern-day history, this is a must-see when visiting Santa Barbara. There is a large piece of the Berlin Wall inside as well as memorabilia and taped speeches by President Reagan.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

We had only a short time to view the Reagan Ranch Center, but the docent we had was incredible. He not only went through the historical points in less than 20 minutes, but he also found a way to entertain our 6 and 8 year old boys while watching historical videos. The Reagan cowboy boot, the jeep, the Disneyland rock,... More 

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

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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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

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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