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Reagan Ranch Center

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Address: 217 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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+1 805-957-1980
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11:00 - 16:00
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 16:00
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The Reagan Ranch Center in downtown Santa Barbara, California is open to...

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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I learned a lot

Totally different from the Reagan library. The videos and write ups informative, and the volunteers helpful and very nice. I am not sure what I expected, but I thought there... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Deborah A
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Mechanicsville, Virginia
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Mechanicsville, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Totally different from the Reagan library. The videos and write ups informative, and the volunteers helpful and very nice. I am not sure what I expected, but I thought there would be more. Happy that it was free. I do highly recommend it.

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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots of interesting information, artifacts, pictures and fun! Well worth the time, and air conditioned too!

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Temple City, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

It was refreshing to see the life of a leader who believed in the American people and the American dream

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New York, NY
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Our tour guide insisted President Obama was a Muslim.. so there is that... but once I got past that horror, I was able to enjoy the museum. A lovely tribute to Ronald Reagan. Well curated. Interesting.

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Santa Barbara, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

The Reagan Ranch Center is a must see if you are a local or a visitor. Regardless of your politics, I find the presidential history of the US fascinating and informative.

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Lake Jackson, Texas
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

Tried to visit on a Saturday and a Monday morning. Closed both times although website indicated otherwise. Staffer in office did not even get up to come to the door. Only parking seems to be via Amtrak gate.

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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

This was a very informative and interesting history of Ronald Reagan. We went here for an event and thoroughly enjoyed our time. Highly recommended.

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Santa Barbara
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

I love this museum, it's relaxing and lots of fun things to see. My kids enjoyed it too, and I would recommend this for any age.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Very interesting and informative! It was a pleasant place to wander back thru the politics during Reagan's Presidency. Learned some things too!

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Augusta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

We got off the Trolley in town and headed over to the Reagan Center which focused primarily on Ronald Reagan’s Ranch which is near Santa Barbara. It was an interesting tour and did a lot to humanize him. It described how he loved his ranch and riding horses. The secret service man who rode with him said the only thing... More 

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