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Reagan Ranch Center

217 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3833
+1 805-957-1980
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Interesting historical narrative

You can't visit the actual Reagan ranch near Santa Barbara, but you can get a very good feel for it... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
We thouroughly enjoyed our visit here.

We planned a long weekend in Santa Barbara because I was participating in a band festival at Santa... read more

Reviewed 20 May 2017
Westminster, 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 2 weeks ago

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 4 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 29 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
Reviewed 24 April 2017

this museum was free and so was the parking. We loved the intro movie and the memorabilia. The volunteer docents were very helpful.

Thank shar100
Reviewed 24 April 2017

Nice artifacts from a bygone day, some of the paintings on the upper floor are worth visiting. You will not be allowed to wonder around unattended. A guide will be with you the whole time, which can be a bit unnerving but then again if...More

Thank 340bill
Reviewed 5 April 2017

The Reagan Ranch Center is a wonderful place to tour. It has three stories of momentoes from the Ranch and continues the Reagan history where the Reagan Library in Simi Valley leaves off. Plan plenty of time, as you can easily spend a full morning...More

2  Thank RCdeCruiser
Reviewed 30 March 2017

This center shows a lot of Reagan's humanity. He was a real patriot who gave up a lot to be President.

1  Thank jajd68005
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Is the ranch open on Wednesday, November 11 which is Veterans Day?
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
What is the mandatory cost?
13 June 2015|
Response from Sandra P | Reviewed this property |
There is a ten dollar donation suggested.
Deborah P
Is the ranch center open Fridays?
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.