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Reagan Ranch Center

Closed Now: 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Open today: 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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Fans of President Reagan Must Visit

While it is substantially smaller that the Reagan Library in Simi Valley, there are several... read more

Reviewed November 6, 2018
Lorraine W
if you love history you will love this place

Would highly recommend this. We were taken around by a guide who narrated with lots of helpful... read more

Reviewed November 1, 2018
Los Angeles, 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...more
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217 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3833
+1 805-957-1980
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Worth visiting, convenient location. Hours are somewhat limited so planning your visit ahead of time would be useful to avoid disappointment. Staff can be a bit annoying as they persist in trying to get personal info for their big data base in the sky.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Paul E
Reviewed November 6, 2018

While it is substantially smaller that the Reagan Library in Simi Valley, there are several historical records and sites to see in the Reagan Ranch Center on each floor. One of President Reagan's Jeep is inside the Center along with his well-known and not so...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Lorraine W
Reviewed November 1, 2018

Would highly recommend this. We were taken around by a guide who narrated with lots of helpful information, patiently answered questions, and even took our picture. Also, not only is it free but they make no obvious attempt to get donations.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Famtravler68
Reviewed October 28, 2018

The Reagan Ranch Center is a great place to visit when you are in Santa Barbara. It is right next to the train station and about 2 blocks up from the beach and Stearns Wharf on State Street. The staff is friendly and the displays...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank FamilyWQ
Reviewed October 27, 2018

This is a Gem. It is free. How nice to dedicate this building to Ronal Regan's Ranch and life on the Ranch. There are many hands on displays. The education you get about Regan and his life away from the White House is so interesting.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 25, 2018

Had a hour before our flight home, so decided to visit the Reagan Ranch Center. Overall the displays and the information were very informative. I do question the need to provide all your personal information before you can enter the center. I also questioned the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Traveler264
Reviewed October 10, 2018

We visited this place en route to our next destination. What a find. We thoroughly enjoyed the information and stories about the Great man. It contains many artefacts. Photographs of his ranch and many more. His riding Boots, Furniture, short film and lots of data...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed August 24, 2018

This was an unexpected pleasure. Some have complained about the need to provide “personal information”. It requires name address and email address if you have one. Can’t see why that would put you off visiting. The staff were incredibly helpful , informative and friendly. It...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Simon k
Reviewed August 1, 2018

We visited here for the first time this week. We've always wished we could visit the Camino del Cielo Ranch itself, but this is the next best thing, I guess. Hosted by the Young America's Foundation, this look at the retreat enjoyed by the Reagans...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank VtaTraveler
Reviewed July 9, 2018

If the drive up the mountain is full of incredible views. You understand why President Ronald Reagan loved this property so much. The property is just like it was when the Reagan's were there. So much to see and so well preserved. You will be...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Patti G
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September 1, 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
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June 12, 2015|
Response from Sandra P | Reviewed this property |
There is a ten dollar donation suggested.
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April 23, 2015|
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Response from Lucia G | Reviewed this property |
The Reagan Ranch Center is open Monday - Thursday at 11:00 am - 5:00 pm.