Ronald Reagan Presidential Library

Simi Valley, California

President Ronald Reagan passed away on June 5, 2004. His final resting place, the dry hills overlooking Simi Valley, California, is also home to the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library.

Exhibits at the Library do a better job of telling his story than we can. We thought a few choice images from there and other favorite Reagan attractions might be fitting...

Reagan Presidential Library, white House tissue dispenser.
From the Oval Office, in a building much like this gift tissue dispenser, Ronald Reagan changed American politics. Part of the "Gifts from the Heart" exhibit.
Reagan and Khadaffi puppets.
The President could duke it out with world leaders and two-bit dictators. RR and Qaddafi puppets on display in the Reagan Library gift shop.
Piece of the Berlin Wall.
The collapse of the Soviet Union gathered momentum during the Reagan years, which is why pieces of the Berlin Wall end up in places like Simi Valley to delight school children. Presented to the Reagan Presidential Library in 1990.
Booth and cut-outs
Reagan and his wife Nancy were inseparable for 50 years, as their cardboard cutouts illlustrate. He proposed to Nancy in booth #2 in Chasen's,his favorite restaurant. The booth is now exhibited at the Ronald Reagan Museum, Simi Valley.
Jelly Bean portraitRonald Reagan, rendered in jelly beans, at the Jelly Belly Factory tour, Fairfield, California. Ronald Reagan bust, Presidents ParkIn Presidents Park, Lead, South Dakota, Reagan is but one along a continuum of bodiless Chief Executives, from George W. to ... George W. But the park owners haven't constructed any little jokes about the RR legacy (Nixon and Clinton are not as lucky).
Tampico, Illinois, Reagan birthplace.

A mural in Tampico, Illinois, where Ronald Reagan was born in 1911, captures RR milestones as the heartland likes to remember him... The Gipper playing football, as a radio announcer, with the Reagan family, with Nancy, and at the big box of tissues....

Ronald Reagan Museum and Library

Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum

40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley, CA
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.
M-Sa 10 am - 5 pm, Su 12-5 pm. (Call to verify)
Adults $21.
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