Simi Valley, California: Ronald Reagan Museum and Library

The careers and achievements of America's only B-movie President. Exhibits include the dinner booth where Ron proposed to Nancy; Ronald's collection of gaudy belt buckles; an entire walk-thru Air Force One; a lavish multimedia reenactment of the moment Reagan was shot; and The Gipper himself, in the grave, behind a no-trespassing fence.

The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum

Address:
40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley, CA
Directions:
The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum. Ronald Reagan Fwy exit 22 or 22A. Drive south on Madera Rd for three miles. Turn right onto Presidential Drive; one mile to the museum.
Hours:
M-Sa 10 am - 5 pm, Su 12-5 pm. Most of museum closed until 2011. (Call to verify)
Phone:
805-522-8444
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Ronald Reagan Presidential Library
"Ronald Reagan: Happy Times, Happy President" -- Photo send-off on the occasion of the death of the 40th US President, June 4, 2004. Roadsideamerica.com Report...

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Air Force One. Ronald Reagan Museum and Library

I've been to all 38 Presidents grave sites, 31 birthplaces, and numerous homes and libraries. Of all of them the Reagan Library in Simi Valley, CA is my favorite. The scenery is absolutely beautiful! It's no wonder why President Reagan picked it for the site of his Library.

[Tim Bash, 03/28/2014]
Berlin Wall. Ronald Reagan Presidential Library

Unfortunately, the Museum is undergoing major renovations right now so more than two-thirds of it is not viewable until February 2011. They charge full price ($12/person) for 1/3 of a museum. Then they won't let you take your own photos in the doorway of AF1. For $29.99, you can get a CD of your 'official photo' with a slide show of the plane, though. Disappointing. The grounds are gorgeous, however, and the memorial site is worth a stop. Wait until 2011 to visit the museum, though.

[Sara Howe, 07/03/2010]
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