Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, Simi Valley

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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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  • must visit very educational for my sons they will never forget getting in air force one and about Ronald Reagan !  more »
  • Located about 45 miles northwest of central Los Angeles, in Simi Valley, this is an incredible presidential library and museum honoring America's 'Peace through Strength' 40th President Ronald Reagan....  more »
  • I simply can't say enough how much the 3 of us loved visiting this place. Very nice place, relaxing, inviting atmosphere, incredible docents. Lots of folks on here said 3-4 hours and yep, they were ex...  more »
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  • What an awesome day out. Been there twice now and it doesn’t get old. It can be extremely busy so good idea to call ahead to get an idea of the ‘traffic’. If you like to spend time reading everything then you should allocate the whole day. They say 4 hours but there is way too much to read in that time. If you go at Christmas time you can also see ‘presidential Christmas trees’ exhibits. Planning to go again next year. Love it! We also were fortunate enough to see the titanic exhibit This time.
  • This place was absolutely amazing! I highly recommend and I will go back. Regardless of your politics, there are so many fascinating displays, artifacts and pieces that bring the history to life. When you can see things in person vs. reading about it, or watching it on TV, it is just a whole other experience. The sounding hillside and gardens are so peaceful and quiet. The views are gorgeous. I highly recommend to go visit. Take your family and enjoy it. Please be respectful.
  • I love this museum, it is so beautiful, located in picturesque Simi Valley. The exhibits are very informative, walking you through each step of Reagan's life and presidential terms in office. Being able to see the actual Air-force One, and marine one is quite the experience. Even if you are not a fan of his policies, you have to experience the amazing history found here.
  • This is a very large presidential museum. All one sided pro Reagan as expected. You see an introductory video, his years as governor of California, his election as president, assassination attempt, oval office, many rooms going over what he did as president, and then the post presidency years. There is a massive side wing which holds the 747 Air Force One exhibit with a list of all his travels, presidential motorcade, and helicopter. A pub with snacks is also located here. The Cafe and museum store are located near the entrance. Quite a selection in the cafe, including gluten free options. The massive special exhibit wing is the main reason to come back. Presently the Genghis Khan exhibit is there. Great story, maps, weapons, yurt, costumes and performances. Unfortunately, the lighting is poor and not all the descriptions are accurate (veins of charcoal dug up from the ground?, I think they mean coal). Past exhibits of science fiction writing and spy craft were better. Pompeii is next, I cannot wait.
  • Sweetheart Dinner and Dance was amazing! Took the hubby for Valentine's Day and we were very impressed with everything. From the decorations, to the live band, and the delicious spread, I honestly couldn't believe what a bargain this was. Great way to avoid the V-Day crowds and have a delicious meal and some quality time with your significant other. Highly recommend!

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