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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  • The museum has some very interesting exhibits and accompanying information. This is one of those places that rushing should not be done. Take your time, your mind will thank you. Nice onsite eats and ...  more »
  • We were part of a conference that saw the museum, looked through the Boeing 707 of Air Force One & had dinner under AF1. Very interesting & we learnt a lot about RR & NR that we didn’t know. Much more...  more »
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  • The Pompeii exhibit was fantastic. You can learn so much about the volcanic event, and the life of the past here. Most of the artifacts were very neat and the tour wasn’t too long. It’s something very compelling and interesting. Additionally, the Reagan section was a great history lesson if you weren’t alive for his administration. They have plenty of information on his pre-presidential life, presidential life, and post presidential life. The views of Simi Valley and beyond were priceless, and the grounds are well taken care of. It’s worth the price of admission alone. The food was also very good, and fairly priced. I was expecting it to be garbage, but it pleasantly surprised me. From the views of the valley, to the great exhibits, and the unbelievable Air Force 1 display, this made for a great trip. P.S. Be wary however, the Pompeii exhibit might frighten small children.
  • Being interested in history we knew we didn’t want to miss this, but we had no idea just how great it would be. We arrived early knowing we needed a handicapped parking spot and we were greeted by warm and professional staff. The docents were all so informative and helpful. There were a few school groups there, but all kept under control by attentive staff. We also purchased the $7 self guided tour. Fabulous! The organization and set up from President Reagan’s early life through his years after office is so well done. Walking through Air Force One and Marine Helicopter was informative and a treat! We enjoyed lunch at the pub and the breathtaking views. Pictures at the piece of The Berlin Wall and a moment to pay respects at President and Mrs Reagan’s memorial topped off a very special day.
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