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“A little dry”

Reagan Ranch Center
Ranked #15 of 179 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.
Reviewed December 1, 2013

Nothing special; a little dry and boring. The staff were very nice and knowledgeable, but the exhibit wasn't all that interesting.

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Reviewed October 18, 2013

We were walking down State Street when we spotted the Reagan Ranch Center (I'd read about it prior to our trip and had jotted it down as an idea to explore if we had time). We didn't have much time, but we went in anyway and were met by a friendly docent. The docent took us through the main exhibits about Reagan's "Western White House", and we found it very well-done. I only wish we had had more time there! The museum is free, and there's also free (I think there is a time limit perhaps?) parking.

Thank pinkladyapple
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Reviewed October 13, 2013

A visit to the Reagan Ranch Center in Santa Barbara is a must see! The Center is free of charge and centrally located in Santa Barbara. The museum is well laid out and has many interesting exhibits that bring you back in time when Ronald Reagan was President. Although it is not overly large, it is a 2 story facility with many audio visual clips of President Reagan during his administration. It is also a history of the Reagan Ranch from the time he purchased it to today. The second floor is collection of art from the ranch. The guides are very friendly and knowledgeable about the ranch.

If you wish to visit the Center, you should plan on spending several hours there.

Thank JC-Grillmaster
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Reviewed October 11, 2013

No more dry dull museums.This one is full of mementos of Reagan and feels like you are reliving his time.The piece of the Berlin wall was a real plus for me as I spent time in Germany when the wall and borders were armed and dangerous.Made me realize what changes I have seen in my lifetime

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Reviewed October 10, 2013

We've visited the Reagan Ranch library during the past two Christmas seasons, and there is an amazing display of decorated Christmas trees....each tree depicting the major discoveries, events and accomplishments of each decade of American history...It is extremely well-done, and
fascinating to learn, in a very cheerful and painless way! all the historical events that have made our country great!
Add this to the tour of Air Force One, and the replica of the Oval Office during the Reagan years, and all the captivating exhibits depicting the social, political and worldwide events of the Reagan administration...the Reagan Library is not to be missed!

Thank missy004
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