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Reagan Ranch Center

217 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3833
+1 805-957-1980
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Spend a moment with Rancher Ronald Reagan

This Center is an excellent snapshot of the Reagan presidential and post presidential experience at... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Dianne W
Yorba Linda, California
Unexpected history relived surprise!

In SB for a short break from the Phx heat, stopped in the center (free admission) for what we... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jerry C
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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 5 days ago

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

Thank Dianne W
Reviewed 1 week ago 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 1 week ago 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

1  Thank Cary1126
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

1  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

1  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

Thank JohnnieXXXXXXX
Reviewed 5 May 2017

I just happened on this great visitor's center that has some great exhibits while driving down State Street. I probably only spent 15 minutes, but it was definitely a highlight of my visit. You could probably spend anywhere from 15 minutes to an hour here.

1  Thank boutiques
Reviewed 30 April 2017

We dropped in to check it out. It was very interesting with good, interactive exhibits and a very nice docent. We did not have time to view all of the videos and exhibits. It was a good historical overview and it is in a convenient...More

Thank mcmc1225
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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.