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Reagan Ranch Center

217 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3833
+1 805-957-1980
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History is so important to our children.

I love this museum, it's relaxing and lots of fun things to see. My kids enjoyed it too, and I... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2016
SB-Girl-02
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Santa Barbara
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Very interesting and informative! It was a pleasant place to wander back thru the politics during... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2016
aztrose
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Phoenix, Arizona
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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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217 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3833
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Reviewed 12 October 2016

I love this museum, it's relaxing and lots of fun things to see. My kids enjoyed it too, and I would recommend this for any age.

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Reviewed 2 October 2016

Very interesting and informative! It was a pleasant place to wander back thru the politics during Reagan's Presidency. Learned some things too!

Thank aztrose
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Reviewed 1 October 2016

We got off the Trolley in town and headed over to the Reagan Center which focused primarily on Ronald Reagan’s Ranch which is near Santa Barbara. It was an interesting tour and did a lot to humanize him. It described how he loved his ranch...More

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Reviewed 25 September 2016

Whether a fan of President Reagan or not (we are) you should visit this center to view the exhibits on display. There are items that he used at the Reagan Ranch, lots of pictures & audios. One could spend several hours here. The Center director,...More

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Reviewed 20 September 2016

Great place to learn about the Reagan Ranch. It isn't political and gives some different interesting information that I did not know about President Reagan.

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Reviewed 19 September 2016

This small museum on State Street across from the train station has some wonderful interactive exhibits outlining the important of Rancho del Cielo to President Reagan. Open 11-4 on M-Thu with volunteer docents who help explain the exhibits. Free to the public and worth a...More

Thank Wayne T
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Reviewed 16 September 2016

We were told about this little museum by a docent at the Reagan library and made a special stop to visit. America's Youth Foundation purchased the ranch to preserve it, and although the ranch itself is not open to the public at this time, they...More

1  Thank littlepepita
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Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

This venue focused on Reagan and his ranch and then multimedia of his life. Extremely well done. Would highly recommend it. You have a docent to give you an overview of the place. 30 minute video is also available. Computer interactivity awesome!!!!!!

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Reviewed 5 September 2016

We were walking downtown when we were lucky enough to find this place. They were celebrating Ronald Reagan's birthday, so we enjoyed some free food, including jelly beans, and spent an hour or so enjoying the displays and information about Ronald Reagan, his life, and...More

Thank Janis S
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Reviewed 31 August 2016

There is a lot to learn here if you have time for the docent tour, and for listening to the audio portion set up in the displays. You don't have to be a Republican to enjoy learning about Reagan and his presidency, even though the...More

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Response from Lucia G | Reviewed this property |
Hours:Mon.-Thurs. 11-4. Closed major holidays. Phone ahead to confirm schedule. Call 888-872-1776 to confirm
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12 June 2015|
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There is a ten dollar donation suggested.
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Response from Lucia G | Reviewed this property |
The Reagan Ranch Center is open Monday - Thursday at 11:00 am - 5:00 pm.
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