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Reagan Ranch Center
Ranked #18 of 172 things to do in Santa Barbara
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Owner description: 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.
Worthing, United Kingdom
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160 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Very Interesting”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2012

Very Interesting with good knowlegable tour guides. Well set out. Not many people new where it was when we enquired

Visited October 2012
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Florence, South Carolina
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180 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“A New Treasure”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2012

We went to the Center one day and the Library in Simi Valley the next. Square foot per square foot, the Reagan Ranch Center compares quite outstandingly. The Centers, museums, and libraries that stand out in my mind are always the ones that give you the best feel for the lives led by the people celebrated. By that standard, this is at the top of my list.
When I return, I will allow a full day.
The 2-3 overview was compelling, but I look forward to some time to leisurely explore the wealth and depth of the materials here.

Visited September 2012
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Rancho Cordova, California
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74 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Enjoyed luncheon and a great speaker.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2012

Enjoyed a great speaker and then had a chance to see all the items on display. It was a great introduction for our tour of the Reagan Ranch the next day.

Visited September 2012
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Ocean City, New Jersey
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23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Nice Day Trip”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2012

You could spend hours in there. Don't buy the headsets. Well worth the money even if you are not a republican

Visited September 2012
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Stockton, California
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77 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Not to miss!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2012

The guided tour was fantastic! Makes you proud to be an American. Although I am a Democrat, I thought it was a wonderful, historical experience.

Visited August 2012
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