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Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, Simi Valley

4.7
#8 of 432 in Museums in California
Specialty Museum Library
Ronald Reagan Presidential Library holds 60 million pages of documents, 1.6 million photographs, over 150 km (95 mi) of motion picture film, a piece of the Berlin wall, and a presidential airplane. Read, watch, or listen about Reagan's life and work. Walk onboard a Boeing 707 used as Air Force One and see his 1965 Ford Mustang. Take a peek into the replica of the presidential Oval Office, and note how the president Reagan had his desk altered to prevent the drawers from hitting his long legs. If you feel overwhelmed by the 22,600 sq m (243,000 sq ft) of space, take a guided tour. A cafe, a pub, and a store are on site. If you wish, you can have your own ocean-view picnic at the visitors' park. To visit Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and other attractions in Simi Valley, use our Simi Valley vacation trip planner.
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  • We got a recommendation to visit this whilst on holiday. We are all glad we did. We knew little about Reagan, and didn't really know what to expect. His life story is portrayed perfectly in this marve...  more »
  • Wanted to come here last year but wasn't in the cards. Made a point this year and glad we did. It was pricey but well worth it. This place is massive, beautiful and full of informational facts about t...  more »
  • Back in the 80 years when Ronald Reagan was President of the United States. It's a great experience to see this. Ronald Reagan and his wife Nancy are also buried there. The Oval Office is a copy is furnished exactly as when Reagan was President. The Airforce one also with which Reagan flew across the globe. A piece of history of the Berlin wall is also present. If you drive to the Museum comes to you will be welcomed with flags of all Presidents that America deserves. You can easily Park your car.
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  • Our daughter and her friends absolutely loved the interactive exhibits that recently ended. There is always something new however and really, it's pretty hard to see it all in a day. That makes for another reason to return. Prices shouldn't shock anyone, it's not a free public library and you should know that up front. Yes, parking is limited but there is a shuttle and it runs on a schedule. Once again, this is not a secret. Really a must see if you're in the area and can spend a whole day to take your time and enjoy it.
  • Simply amazing. President Reagan picked the perfect spot of his Library - truly a reflection of who he was as a person and president. The highlights are the replica of the oval office, Air Force One and Marine One as well as the Berlin Wall exhibit. Go early as the parking lot gets full quickly.
  • We loved it! We have always loved Ronald Reagan and the values that he stood for. This beautiful museum is an amazing tribute to Ronald Reagan and his wife Nancy. His love for God, his wife, and fellow Americans is an inspiration. There was so much more to learn about this incredible man than we thought we already knew. Ronald Reagan's Air Force One plane (which can be walked through) is inside a glass wall building overlooking the valley. A beautiful setting on a hilltop with amazing panoramic views of Simi Valley. Highly recommended!
  • This is my second time. The first time was great. This time was disappointing as I brought someone from Florida who was so looking forward to seeing the Library. The problem with today...a weekday...was there was an over abundance with kids on a field trip visiting. The Staff was rude to us as one of the fellow staffers asked him if this couple could pass through the student crowd...the response from the staffer was...GOOD LUCK!! I promote kids visiting but the staff just roads over any lingering people...we did not enjoy the library the way we should have...the only peace we got was to enjoy lunch out overlooking Simi Valley. My advice to those visiting during school visits...DON'T!! And...the staffers attack you at the front entrance to sell upscale donations. I never had this at Bush's Libraries...it's annoying. So my first experience was great as is why I recommended someone fly across the country to see it...I will not make that mistake again.
  • The surrounding area is beautiful with breathtaking views up on the balconies. The earlier arrival time helped to find parking. And it just got busier as the day went on. A little one sided view of history, but enjoyable.

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