Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, Simi Valley

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#8 of 442 in Museums in California
Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum 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. Arrange your visit to Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum and discover more family-friendly attractions in Simi Valley using our Simi Valley trip planner.
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  • We love visiting the Reagan Library. It’s a very interesting and educational experience and is very reasonably priced. We enjoy the various exhibits that are featured there from sports, to politics, t...  more »
  • This museum was well worth the drive to Simi Valley. You will have the opportunity to experience an important part of America's history. The museum is laid out well with 24 different galleries featuri...  more »
  • If you like history, this place is a must see. The displays were awesome!! I admit, I am a history geek and LOVE going to these places but my wife HATES them. Even she loved this place. So much to see...  more »
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  • What an amazing place. It's only the second presidential museum I've been to but it sure doesn't disappoint. Fantastic views and amazing exhibits. They're holiday events are really enjoyable as well. The staff couldn't be more friendly or knowledgeable.
  • Great place for the family. Good for groups. Very informative and is not boring. Lots to see and you can purchase food or snacks and gifts. Good for senior trips.
  • I’ve had the pleasure of visiting all of the presidential libraries under the US National Archives and Reagan’s is by far the most breathtaking of them all. The views of Simi Valley are incredible and the privacy of the library can be very relaxing on a nice Summer day. I would visit again, bring a book and “camp out” on a bench just enjoying all that Mother Nature has to offer.
  • Ron took the barber shop out of the White House and put the infamous situation room in the grounds. He was a D then became a R sometime after he was he screen actors leader. My second visit to a presidential library. Spent two hours could done more. Forgot to see the fighter jet because the Air Force One and chopper are so neat.
  • This is an extremely impressive library/museum. We went there for the Titanic Exhibit, which was good, but the sections devoted to Ronald Reagan were amazing. With every turn, it just got better and better. From vignettes of Reagan's acting career to his term as Governor of California to his momentous Presidency, the collection of historical documents, mementos and photographs is unparalleled. All the historic milestones are presented in vivid, interactive displays. There is a replica of the Oval Office, a tribute to heroes featuring a piece of the World Trade Center, a large slab of the Berlin Wall, as well as the actual Air Force One jet used by Presidents Nixon through G.W. Bush. One popular display featured the guest book signed by Princess Diana the night she danced with John Travolta. If you love history, you could spend days here. The grounds are beautiful, the staff is friendly, the food is terrific. It was well worth the price of admission.

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