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Reagan Ranch Center

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

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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Great overview of Reagan Ranch and life on the ranch. Personalized belongings and photos in a clean and easy to navigate museum. Great location next to Stearns Wharf.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great overview of Reagan Ranch and life on the ranch. Personalized belongings and photos in a clean and easy to navigate museum. Great location next to Stearns Wharf.

Thank Nancy M
Temecula, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I got there later in the day so I only had about 30 minutes to walk around. I didn't want to leave. I really wanted to see the film of his speech to Gorbachev. There are things from the ranch and lots of photos and short films. Since you cannot go to the family ranch they brings some of the... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We had an interesting time at the Reagan Ranch Center. They have free tours and we had a fantastic guide who had a great knowledge about Reagan and his life, but also about American and European history. I would highly recommend Reagan Ranch Center to anyone visiting Santa Barbara.

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Saddle River NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Either trolley or walking to this free exhibit is worth it, Lots of great information as well . You get a good feel of this working ranch and what it meant to the regans.

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Tigard, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There was much to see at the RR Center and it was very well laid out. You can take a tour from a volunteer and/or do a self guided visit around the center. Some things of note include RR's riding boots, his saddle, the jeep the first lady gave him for a birthday present, a replica of his personal library... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Reagan Ranch Center is free to the public and run by the Young America's foundation. It has relics from the Reagan ranch, which the foundation restored and then brought artifacts into town. There is an informative video and several displays, including a piece of the Berlin wall. This museum is not nearly as extensive as a Presidential library, but... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

As a former docent here & now a frequent visitor when we are in SB, I urge you to visit this unique venue. You will have the very unusual opportunity to really get to know the real Ronsld Reagan as man going about life, even before he became President. It is so well curated with personal possessions brought down from... More 

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Los Gatos, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

Great place to learn some of the historical personal insights of a great president and the ranch he loved. Its a free tour and can be self guided or you can do a partial guided as well. Recommend watching the 30 min video as well.

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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

This is an incredible opportunity to get to learn who President Reagan was as a person. The Ranch Center offers has so much to offer. From learning how President Reagan lived, to becoming involved with monthly round tables with awesome speakers. It was a great visit. The docents were extremely friendly and were very knowledgeable on Ronald Reagan. A MUST... More 

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Hudson, WI
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

Unfortunately, we felt that the guides were pushing a political agenda. We visited the Reagan Library prior to this visit, and that was so interesting and educational, that we were very disappointed that this wasn't nonpartal, as was the Library.

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