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Reagan Ranch Center

217 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3833
+1 805-957-1980
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Excellent and informative

We came upon this center as we were walking by and as my husband is very interested in all things... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Sussex, England
Worth a quick stop to learn more about the Ranch of Regan

Worth a quick stop to learn more about the Ranch of Regan. This is not an equivalent to the Reagan... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Rochester, Minnesota
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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
+1 805-957-1980
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We came upon this center as we were walking by and as my husband is very interested in all things Presidential and we had visited the President Reagan Library in LA the previous day we went inside not sure if it was open to the...More

Thank Bob-a-JobSussex
Reviewed 3 days ago

Worth a quick stop to learn more about the Ranch of Regan. This is not an equivalent to the Reagan Library in Simi Vally. The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable. It’s free easy to navigate. Couple of videos worth watching. Overall if you want...More

Thank RGTravelIng
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth a stop for conservatives, or political junkies with open minds. Although the Center isn't very big, one really gets a sense of how, despite their Hollywood history, the Reagan's appreciated the simple pleasures of ranch living- an enormous contrast to recent political leaders....More

Thank WellesleyMA
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

seriously, if you are close to this town just go! It will take you have a day and you get an experience you will never forget. We had a private tour because we donate to the Young American Foundation. We had great time setting us...More

Thank Marcus V
Reviewed 7 August 2017

We visited the Reagan Ranch Center since the real ranch is not available to tourists. It takes about 2 hours. They have a video for 20 minutes and various artifacts from the actual ranch.

Thank Travelgrandmom
Reviewed 24 July 2017

We made our second visit to this special place in early February. An exhibit on the third floor was being modified and we took more time with other exhibits we had not seen. This is a must see for any Reagan scholar or fan because...More

Thank Cheryl M
Reviewed 16 July 2017

This Center is an excellent snapshot of the Reagan presidential and post presidential experience at the ranch in Santa Barbara County. The museum collection has just the right amount of information and artifacts to help the visitor gain an understanding of Ronald Reagan's love of...More

1  Thank Dianne W
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

In SB for a short break from the Phx heat, stopped in the center (free admission) for what we thought we would be 30 minutes or so - ended up staying 2 hours. Even if you are not a fan of President Reagan there is...More

Thank Jerry C
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

If you are in Santa Barbara, or even if you are not, a visit to the Reagan Ranch facility is a must. Located in the downtown it is a convenient part of exploring the area. Regardless of ones politics it is a remarkable tribute to...More

3  Thank Cary1126
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

Nancy Reagan sold the Reagan Ranch (Western White House) in the hills near Santa Barbara to the Young America's Foundation. The Reagan Ranch is not open to the public to tour, however, The Reagan Ranch Center located on State Street in Santa Barbara is a...More

2  Thank KarenK518
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2 September 2015|
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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
Rick G
13 June 2015|
Response from Sandra P | Reviewed this property |
There is a ten dollar donation suggested.
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23 April 2015|
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Response from David L | Reviewed this property |
They may be open on some Fridays for special activities, and you might be able to get in. Contact them to find out.