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Reagan Ranch Center

217 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3833
+1 805-957-1980
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A great tribute

This venue focused on Reagan and his ranch and then multimedia of his life. Extremely well done... read more

Reviewed 15 September 2016
via mobile
Interesting and Educational

We were walking downtown when we were lucky enough to find this place. They were celebrating... read more

Reviewed 5 September 2016
Janis S
San Jose, California
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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 15 September 2016 via mobile

This venue focused on Reagan and his ranch and then multimedia of his life. Extremely well done. Would highly recommend it. You have a docent to give you an overview of the place. 30 minute video is also available. Computer interactivity awesome!!!!!!

Thank SBnm13
Reviewed 5 September 2016

We were walking downtown when we were lucky enough to find this place. They were celebrating Ronald Reagan's birthday, so we enjoyed some free food, including jelly beans, and spent an hour or so enjoying the displays and information about Ronald Reagan, his life, and...More

Thank Janis S
Reviewed 31 August 2016

There is a lot to learn here if you have time for the docent tour, and for listening to the audio portion set up in the displays. You don't have to be a Republican to enjoy learning about Reagan and his presidency, even though the...More

Thank alibarbaraMilwaukee
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Professionally organized and presented museum regarding items of interest from Mr. Reagan's beloved Rancho del Cielo. The docents were particularly knowledgeable about the ranch and the Reagans themselves, with interesting stories and anecdotal nuggets. ...An enjoyable experience.

Thank HillarysDad
Reviewed 19 August 2016

I was in Santa Barbara this week and made a visit to the Reagan Ranch Center - Great Reagan History! President Reagan was such an unusual president, this museum shows a great slice of his private life, his love of the ranch he purchased in...More

Thank P51rayf
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

Glad we made it in. It's a small little museum, but you get a great look of Ronald and his life on the ranch. I have two teenagers, one enjoyed it the other one got a little bored. It is a free museum, but we...More

1  Thank Marie A
Reviewed 29 July 2016

We happened upon this little museum on our recent trip to Santa Barbara. The docent was a very pleasant gentleman which made our visit that much better. One visit is not enough because it is rich in history. If you have time, make it a...More

1  Thank Kim D
Reviewed 27 July 2016

The Reagan Ranch Center is run by The Young America's Foundation and portrays the life of President and Mrs. Reagan through their time at the Ranch they loved as well as acts as a "Schoolhouse for Reaganism." We stopped in the Center about an hour...More

2  Thank 37601David_B
Reviewed 24 July 2016

Great overview of Reagan Ranch and life on the ranch. Personalized belongings and photos in a clean and easy to navigate museum. Great location next to Stearns Wharf.

Thank Nancy M
Reviewed 22 July 2016

I got there later in the day so I only had about 30 minutes to walk around. I didn't want to leave. I really wanted to see the film of his speech to Gorbachev. There are things from the ranch and lots of photos and...More

1  Thank cgarcia962
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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.