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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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

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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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

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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San Luis Obispo, California
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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Our parents are real Reagan fans and we'd had a good time at the Reagan Library and Air Force One, but this is kind of a tame imitation. It's mostly just Reagan propaganda. Not even much about his TV and movie career

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Free tour of some Reagan memorabilia with interesting stories from the tour guides there. Doesn't take a lot of time to tour. They have some interesting videos which you can play

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Very nicely done as it is a personal perspective of President Reagan and has a lot of his mementos from his time at the "Western" White House in Santa Barbara. Staff very pleasant.

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

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

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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