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“Impressive”

Reagan Ranch Center
Ranked #17 of 178 things to do in Santa Barbara
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 26 July 2014

This is a "center" on State Street that is operated by the Young America's Foundation which owns/operates the ranch where Ron and Nancy Reagan spent a good bit of their adult life. Much about the ranch itself, the house, the land, etc. Impressive collection of memorabilia about the ranch and the presidency. We spent an hour but could have easily spent another hour to gather it all in.

6  Thank Domino92626
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Reviewed 15 July 2014

We had not even heard of this museum until we read about it on Trip Advisor. What a nice surprise - it ended up being the highlight of our stay in Santa Barbara. This museum is very well done and is conveniently located downtown. There are fascinating relics from Ronald and Nancy Reagan's life at their beloved ranch, such as their jeep. There are fantastic photos, interactive exhibits and an extremely knowledgeable and passionate staff. I could have spent all day here

2  Thank Thomas Z
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Reviewed 24 June 2014

I was hoping for more of a historical perspective, rather than a conservative sales job. The feature movie really pushes the conservative view, not that there's anything wrong with that. The docents seem like very nice people.

5  Thank Peter D
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Reviewed 18 June 2014

Lots of history. You are able to walk through a retired Air Force One plane and a retired helicopter. Replica of the Oval Office and a White House garden. President Reagan's final resting place.

3  Thank Tami P
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Reviewed 7 June 2014

This is a close to the Reagan Ranch that most will ever get. Please do yourself a favor and visit the Reagan Ranch Center in downtown Santa Barbara. The Center is free of charge and located next to the train station. The museum is well laid out and has many interesting exhibits and multimedia presentations. It is a 2 story facility with a/v clips of President Reagan during his administration. It also provides a history of the Reagan Ranch from the time he purchased it to today. The guides are very friendly and knowledgeable about the ranch. Make sure you ask to see the well done 30 minute movie.

1  Thank MichaelClimo
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