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Reagan Ranch Center

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Address: 217 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3833
Phone Number: +1 805-957-1980
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 16:00
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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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Inaccurate tour guide... but still very nice!

Our tour guide insisted President Obama was a Muslim.. so there is that... but once I got past that horror, I was able to enjoy the museum. A lovely tribute to Ronald Reagan. Well... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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New York, NY
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our tour guide insisted President Obama was a Muslim.. so there is that... but once I got past that horror, I was able to enjoy the museum. A lovely tribute to Ronald Reagan. Well curated. Interesting.

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Santa Barbara, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Reagan Ranch Center is a must see if you are a local or a visitor. Regardless of your politics, I find the presidential history of the US fascinating and informative.

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Lake Jackson, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tried to visit on a Saturday and a Monday morning. Closed both times although website indicated otherwise. Staffer in office did not even get up to come to the door. Only parking seems to be via Amtrak gate.

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Santa Barbara, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

This was a very informative and interesting history of Ronald Reagan. We went here for an event and thoroughly enjoyed our time. Highly recommended.

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Santa Barbara
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 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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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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!

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Augusta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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 and riding horses. The secret service man who rode with him said the only thing... More 

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Lincoln, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 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, ELLEN, is a wealth of knowledge and very helpful. This is a must visit location.

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Saint Helens, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 1-2 hour visit to learn more about Reagan and his ranch in the Santa Ynez... More 

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