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Reagan Ranch Center

217 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3833
+1 805-957-1980
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Not much to see here. Reagan Library is a much more informative attraction

Went as a group, and arrived 15 minutes before opening. Even though the sign on the door said... read more

Reviewed 21 October 2017
Newbury Park, California
Not To Be Missed!

Set aside two hours to experience a memorable walk through history with one of the greatest leaders... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2017
Stuart, Florida
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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 21 October 2017

Went as a group, and arrived 15 minutes before opening. Even though the sign on the door said open, when we entered to use the rest room after our long drive there, we were scolded by one of the hosts and told to leave. Sadly,...More

1  Thank jemwhitman
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Set aside two hours to experience a memorable walk through history with one of the greatest leaders of the Twentieth Century! Don’t miss out on the opportunity, while visiting Santa Barbara, to get to know and understand his local contribution to this community. Be sure...More

Reviewed 22 September 2017

Thanks to Amy for her personal attention and sharing this amazing collection of Reagan memorabilia. The photos and stories really make this a wonderful exhibit.

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Reviewed 18 September 2017

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

1  Thank Bob-a-JobSussex
Reviewed 17 September 2017

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

1  Thank RGTravelIng
Reviewed 8 September 2017

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 29 August 2017

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

1  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
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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
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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.