AAA Editor Notes
Reagan Ranch Center is at 217 State St., next to the train depot. The docent-led tour showcases memorabilia, art, papers and objects associated with the 40th president of the United States. Originally an actor in the 1930s-’50s, President Ronald Reagan entered politics first as California governor in the ’60s and later as commander-in-chief 1981-89. Exhibits explain his background, faith and legacy; in one case is his leather-bound Bible, which he swore on during both inaugurations. Proudly featuring “Gipper” is his actual Jeep Scrambler, while just inside the front door is a 5,000-pound, graffiti-covered section of the Berlin Wall.

Interactive features include a timeline; videos; critics' area, with quotes from President Reagan's challengers; and a “Western White House” touch screen, which plays President Reagan's official phone calls from his home in Rancho del Cielo (Sky Ranch)—including a call about Space Shuttle Challenger. A re-created library also shows the president's favorite books by authors Larry McMurtry, Louis L'Amour and William F. Buckley Jr.

Guided tours are available.

Admission
Free.
Parking
First 75 minutes free in parking lot; $1.50 per hour thereafter.
Hours
Mon.-Thurs. 11-4. Closed major holidays. Phone ahead to confirm schedule. Allow 1 hour minimum.
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