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Reagan Ranch Center

217 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3833
+1 805-957-1980
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Informative, historic peek into the "Western White House"

There was much to see at the RR Center and it was very well laid out. You can take a tour from a... read more

Reviewed 29 June 2016
Tigard, Oregon
Stop in for a quick visit

The Reagan Ranch Center is free to the public and run by the Young America's foundation. It has... read more

Reviewed 27 June 2016
Sara J
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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 29 June 2016

There was much to see at the RR Center and it was very well laid out. You can take a tour from a volunteer and/or do a self guided visit around the center. Some things of note include RR's riding boots, his saddle, the jeep...More

Thank glovestory
Reviewed 27 June 2016

The Reagan Ranch Center is free to the public and run by the Young America's foundation. It has relics from the Reagan ranch, which the foundation restored and then brought artifacts into town. There is an informative video and several displays, including a piece of...More

Thank Sara J
Reviewed 15 June 2016

As a former docent here & now a frequent visitor when we are in SB, I urge you to visit this unique venue. You will have the very unusual opportunity to really get to know the real Ronsld Reagan as man going about life, even...More

Thank Sewbluecat
Reviewed 15 June 2016

Great place to learn some of the historical personal insights of a great president and the ranch he loved. Its a free tour and can be self guided or you can do a partial guided as well. Recommend watching the 30 min video as well.

1  Thank JoeV83
Reviewed 9 June 2016

This is an incredible opportunity to get to learn who President Reagan was as a person. The Ranch Center offers has so much to offer. From learning how President Reagan lived, to becoming involved with monthly round tables with awesome speakers. It was a great...More

1  Thank cadams7
Reviewed 7 June 2016

Unfortunately, we felt that the guides were pushing a political agenda. We visited the Reagan Library prior to this visit, and that was so interesting and educational, that we were very disappointed that this wasn't nonpartal, as was the Library.

Thank Nancy L
Reviewed 7 June 2016

This is a short tour that is worth taking the time to see. It is free and right on State Street. I enjoyed it.

1  Thank Laura H
Reviewed 6 June 2016

We tried on 2 occasions to get here, but did not make it before closing until our last try. The tour guide we had made the most of the 30 minutes that we had before closing. The information was great and items on display very...More

Thank Lisa B
Reviewed 24 May 2016 via mobile

Lots of nice snippets of Reagan history here, artifacts and memorabilia, too. You can walk with a docent or on your own. We chose on our own. We were both put off a bit by the docents, who all went a step being being helpful...More

Thank momarino143
Reviewed 20 May 2016

Very interesting regardless of your politics. I was trying to get photos and information to help an A Level History group. They were very obliging giving me postcards leaflets and allowing as many photos as I wished. You get an idea of the man and...More

Thank Val M
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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.