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Reagan Ranch Center

217 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3833
+1 805-957-1980
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As close as you will get to the ranch

We visited the Reagan Ranch Center since the real ranch is not available to tourists. It takes... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
North Wales, Pennsylvania
Wonderful place!

We made our second visit to this special place in early February. An exhibit on the third floor... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Cheryl M
New Market, Alabama
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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 weeks ago

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.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 10 June 2017

You can't visit the actual Reagan ranch near Santa Barbara, but you can get a very good feel for it by visiting the Reagan Ranch Center. It features objects and photos from the ranch with an excellent historical narrative of Reagan's time there. I was...More

1  Thank house2008
Reviewed 20 May 2017

We planned a long weekend in Santa Barbara because I was participating in a band festival at Santa Barbara City College. We stayed over until Monday to visit the Reagan Ranch Center because it was only open Monday through Thursday. Had wanted to see the...More

2  Thank giannolo
Reviewed 19 May 2017

Very knowledgeable and friendly staff, an educational experience that will last for a life time. Thanks!

Thank jhcsimba
Reviewed 5 May 2017

Stopped in while visiting Santa Barbra and we really enjoyed our visit. Plan on at least a couple of hours to do this justice. Free to all, great video clips and quotes. Historical items on display. Nice people to give you info and show you...More

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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.