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Reagan Road Trip -- Sites to Visit, Coast to Coast

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Are you wild enough about the 40th president to spend your summer vacation on a Ronald Reagan pilgrimage?

Lord knows, it would take you to some very interesting spots, from the Ronald Reagan Peace Through Strength Missile Silo Historic Site in Cooperstown, N.D. (home of the state's last Minuteman Missile launch complex) to an exhibition of Reagan memorabilia at the Checkpoint Charlie Museum in Berlin, Germany, where the Berlin Wall was torn down in 1989 by anti-Communist protesters who toppled what Reagan once blasted as the Soviet Union's "evil empire."

If that's too much Cold War unpleasantness for you, the lighthearted traveler, consider attempting to wrangle your way onto the Ronald Reagan Terrace at the Los Angeles Country Club, or checking out the memorabilia in the Reagan Room of the First Christian Church in Dixon, Ill., where young "Dutch" and his mother, Nelle, worshipped during their years in the town.

So grab a couple of maps or your GPS, log onto The Ronald Reagan Legacy Project website, conveniently organized by state, and start planning your Reaganaut odyssey.


ALABAMA

Ronald Reagan Spirit of America Field
Decatur
Formerly named Spirit of America Field. Ronald Reagan visited the field on July 4, 1984. [2004]*
* Indicates when the facility opened or was renamed.

Ronald Reagan Memorial Boulevard
Dothan
Renamed portion of Denton Road that runs to the Dothan Regional Airport. Ronald Reagan's motorcade traveled this road when he visited Dothan on July 10, 1986. [2005]

Ronald Reagan Memorial Highway
A 70-mile portion of Interstate Highway 65 between Birmingham and Decatur. This highway also bears the name "Heroes' Highway" for its entire length in Alabama. [2004]

ARIZONA

Ronald Reagan Road
Kingman 86401

The Ronald Reagan Fundamental School
3200 West 16th St.
Yuma 85364 [1984]

CALIFORNIA

Ronald Reagan Elementary School
10800 Rosslyn Lane
Bakersfield 93311 [1998]

Ronald Reagan California Republican Center
1903 S. Magnolia Blvd.
Burbank 91506
Headquarters of the California State Republican Party. Its former name was simply "California Republican Party Headquarters." [1996]

Reagan Educational Center
4343 N. Leonard
Clovis 93619
Part of a block that includes Reagan Elementary School (see next entry), Reyburn Intermediate School, and Clovis East High School.

Reagan Elementary School
8300 Ashlan Ave.
Clovis [2006]

Ronald Reagan Park
2201 S. Peaceful Hills Road
Diamond Bar 91789

Ronald Reagan Academy
470 Avenue 406
Dinuba 93615
Formerly named Dinuba Independent Study School. [2004]

Ronald Reagan Community Center
195 East Douglas Ave.
El Cajon 92020
Formerly the El Cajon Community Center. [2004]

Ronald Reagan Elementary School
1180 Diane Ave.
Kingsburg 93631 [2007]

Ronald Reagan State Office Building
State of California
300 S. Spring St.
Los Angeles 90013 [1990]

Reagan Room
The Jonathon Club
545 South Figueroa St.
Los Angeles 90071
Ronald Reagan was an honorary member of the Jonathon Club. The room was formerly named the Renaissance Room. [2001]

Ronald Reagan Distinguished American Award
Presented annually by The Jonathon Club, Los Angeles (see previous entry). [1991]

Reagan Center
Los Angeles
Los Angeles center of Childhelp USA.

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
757 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles 90095 [site dedicated 2000; building dedicated 2007; opened to patients in 2008]

Ronald Reagan Terrace
Los Angeles Country Club
10101 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles 90024 [2005]

Ronald Reagan Professor, School of Public Policy
Pepperdine University
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu 90263 [1999]

Ronald Reagan Elementary School
39-800 Liberty Drive
Palm Desert 92211 [renamed 2006]

Ronald Reagan Boulevard
Naval Base Ventura County, Point Mugu
Point Mugu 93042
While Ronald Reagan was president, he and Nancy Reagan flew in and out of this base to visit their ranch near Santa Barbara (Rancho del Cielo). The street was formerly called 11th Street. [2005]

Ronald Reagan Elementary School
1586 S. Indianola Ave.
Sanger

USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76)
North Island Naval Air Station
San Diego
Nuclear-powered aircraft carrier. Assembled at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard, Norfolk, VA. Commissioned July 12, 2003. Arrived at its home port on July 23, 2004. [christened 2001; launched 2004]

Ronald Reagan Room
USS Ronald Reagan [see previous entry]
A museum featuring Ronald Reagan movie posters, a video presentation, and a piece of the Berlin Wall. [2004]

Ronald W. Reagan Federal Courthouse
411 West 4th St.
Santa Ana 92701 [1999]

The Reagan Ranch Center
217 State St.
Santa Barbara 93101
Affiliated with the Young America's Foundation, current owners of Rancho del Cielo (Ronald Reagan's former ranch near Santa Barbara). [1998]

Reagan Room
Fess Parker's Doubletree Hotel
633 E. Cabrillo Blvd.
Santa Barbara 93103

Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation
40 Presidential Drive
Simi Valley 93065

The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Center for Public Affairs
40 Presidential Drive
Simi Valley 93065
The Ronald Reagan Library is a unit of the National Archives and Records Administration, a federal agency. The building is also home to the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation (see previous entry). [dedicated 1991]

The Ronald Reagan
Ronald Reagan Presidential Library
40 Presidential Drive
Simi Valley 93065
Building inside the Reagan Library's Air Force One pavilion that sells lunch and snack items. It was moved from Ballyporeen, Ireland, where it had been called John O'Farrell's Pub. President Reagan visited it during his June 1984 trip to Ballyporeen, the village from which his father's family came. [2005] (Cf. entry for Ballyporeen near the end of this list.)

Ronald Reagan Freedom Award
Annual award presented by the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation, to those "who have made monumental and lasting contributions to the cause of freedom . . . who [embody] President Reagan's lifelong belief that one man or woman truly can make a difference." [1992]

Simi Valley – "Home of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library"
Motto officially used by the city that is home to the Reagan Presidential Library. [2004]

Reagan Road
Sylmar
Near Olive View-UCLA Medical Center. Reagan's mother was a volunteer at this hospital for 15 years, and his son Michael is a member of the hospital's advisory board. Formerly named Bledsoe Street. [2004]

Ronald Reagan Sports Park
30875 Rancho Vista Road
Temecula 92592
128-acre park with baseball fields and other sports facilities. Formerly called Rancho California Sports Park. Reagan owned a 778-acre property in the area from 1968 to 1976. [2004]

Reagan Legacy Foundation
10153-1/2 Riverside Dr., Suite 407
Toluca Lake 91602
Founded by Ronald Reagan's son Michael "to advance the causes President Reagan held dear and to memorialize the accomplishments of his presidency."

Ronald Reagan Presidential Suite
Westlake Village Inn
31943 Agoura Road
Westlake Village 91362
Hotel is located about 15 miles from the Ronald Reagan Library. [2000]

Ronald Reagan Elementary School
35445 Porras Road
Wildomar 92595 [2005]

Ronald Reagan Freeway
State Route 118; runs close to the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. Formerly named the Simi Valley-San Fernando Valley Freeway. [1994]

COLORADO

Ronald Reagan Highway
Interstate Highway 25 through El Paso County (county which includes Colorado Springs). [2001]

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA [including metropolitan Washington, D.C. area]

Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20004 [named 1995; dedicated 1998]

Ronald Reagan Chair in Public Policy
The Heritage Foundation
Washington, D.C.

Ronald Reagan Institute of Emergency Medicine
George Washington University Hospital
Washington, D.C. 20037
Located at the hospital where Ronald Reagan was treated after the March 30, 1981 assassination attempt on him. Dedicated by Reagan at the tenth anniversary of the assassination attempt. [1991]

Ronald Reagan College Leaders Scholarship Program
The Phillips Foundation
1 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Suite 620
Washington, D.C. 20001
This program was established in 1999 as the Future Leaders Program. It acquired its current name effective academic year 2006-2007.

Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport
Arlington
Formerly called Washington National Airport. Located just south of Washington, D.C. [1998]

The Ronald Wilson Reagan Republican Center
National Republican Senatorial Committee
425 Second St. NE
Washington, D.C. 20002-4914

FLORIDA

Ronald W. Reagan-Doral Senior High School
8600 N.W. 107 Ave.
Doral 33178 [2006]

Ronald Reagan Avenue
Miami
Formerly named Southwest Avenue.

Ronald Reagan Parkway
Hillsborough County [2004]

Ronald W. Reagan Presidential House
Florida International University
Miami 33199
Residence of the university's president. Opened in 2001 as University House. Was given its present name by the Florida State Legislature. [renamed 2007]

Ronald Reagan Boulevard
Seminole County
State Route 427 [2002]

Ronald W. Reagan Post Office Building
2305 Milton Road
West Melbourne 32904-9998 [2000]

Ronald Reagan Turnpike
Formerly named Florida's Turnpike. Runs 312 miles from north-central Florida to south of Miami. [1998]

GEORGIA

Ronald Reagan Drive
Columbia County
Augusta [2000]

Ronald Reagan Park
Lawrenceville
Adjacent to the Ronald Reagan Parkway (see next entry). [2004]

Ronald Reagan Parkway
Gwinett County

IDAHO

Ronald Reagan Elementary School
3400 Southside Blvd.
Nampa 83686 [2002]

ILLINOIS

The Ronald and Nancy Reagan Research Center
Alzheimer's Association
225 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 1700
Chicago 60601-7633 [1995]

Ronald Reagan Boyhood Home
816 S. Hennepin Ave. (Reagan Way)
Dixon 61021
Ronald Reagan lived in this house from during part of his childhood (1920-1924). It was named a National Historic Site in 2002. [dedicated 1984]

Ronald Reagan Bridge
Dixon
Spans the Rock River.

Reagan Room
First Christian Church
123 S. Hennepin Ave. (Reagan Way)
Dixon
Room filled with Reagan memorabilia. Ronald Reagan and his mother attended this church during their years in Dixon.

Reagan Way (Hennepin Avenue)
Dixon
Street on which the Reagan Boyhood Home is located. Acquired the designation "Reagan Way" when the Reagan Boyhood Home was designated a National Historic Site. [2002]

Ronald W. Reagan Middle School
620 Division St.
Dixon 61021
Formerly named Madison School. [1996]

Reagan Drive
Eureka
Runs along the southern edge of Eureka College, Reagan's alma mater. [1979]

Reagan Physical Education Center
Eureka College
300 E. College Ave.
Eureka 61530
Originally dedicated as "The Reagan Center," in honor of both Ronald Reagan and his brother Neil (Moon). Constructed to house all of Eureka College's athletic facilities. Acquired its present name in 1970.

Ronald Reagan Peace Garden
Eureka College
Eureka 61530
Garden includes a piece of the former Berlin Wall. [2000]

The Ronald W. Reagan Museum at Eureka College
Eureka College
Eureka 61530
A museum covering Ronald Reagan's entire life. [1992]

Ronald W. Reagan Leadership Program
Eureka College
Eureka 61530 [established 1982; began with students in fall 1983]

The Ronald W. Reagan Society of Eureka College
300 East College Ave.
Eureka 61530
Organization which runs the Reagan museum, garden, and Leadership Program at Eureka College (see previous entries).

Ronald Reagan Birthplace and Museum
111 S. Main St.
Tampico 61283
Museum and a gift shop are in the building next door to the one in which Reagan was born. Was named a National Historic Site in 2002. [dedicated c. 1980]

Reagan Park
Tampico
Formerly Railroad Park. [dedicated 1985]

Reagan Middle School
400 Galena Rd.
Tiskilwa

Ronald Reagan Highway
U.S. Highway 14; runs from Chicago north to the Wisconsin state line.

Ronald Reagan Memorial Tollway
Portion of Interstate Highway 88. Runs just south of Dixon, where the Reagan Boyhood Home is located. [2004]

Ronald W. Reagan Trail
Runs from Dixon (location of the Reagan Boyhood Home), through Tampico (Reagan's birthplace), to Eureka (home of Eureka College, which Ronald Reagan attended). [2000]

INDIANA

Ronald Reagan Miracle Ranch on Sugar Creek
8521 East 1100 North
Markelville 45046
An educational facility assisting children with disabilities. [2001]

Reagan Elementary School
4845 Bulldog Way
Brownsburg 46112

Ronald Reagan Parkway
Hendricks County
North-south road between Interstate 70 and Interstate 74. [2007]

IOWA

Ronald Reagan Historical Marker
4th and Court Streets
Des Moines
The marker marks a site where Reagan lived while working for radio station WHO. [1999]

KENTUCKY

Ronald Reagan Memorial Parkway
Access road to the east of Vanceburg. [2007]

LOUISIANA

Ronald Reagan Highway
US Highway 190, for its entire length within Louisiana. [2004]

MISSISSIPPI

The Reagan Hope Home
Located on a ranch that is part of the Mississippi Sheriffs' Boys' and Girls' Ranches.

MISSOURI

Reagan Road
Intersects Business Highway 67. [2004]

MONTANA

Ronald Reagan Post Office
710 Wicks Lane
Billings 59105
Formerly named the Heights Post Office. [2004]

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Mount Reagan
Located in the state's Presidential Range. Was formerly named Mount Clay. [2003]

NEW YORK

Ronald Reagan Boulevard
Warwick

NORTH CAROLINA

Ronald Reagan Highway
Jacksonville
Part of US Highway 17 bypass in the Jacksonville area. [2005]

Ronald Reagan High School
3750 Transou Road
Pfafftown 27040 [2005]

NORTH DAKOTA

Ronald Reagan Peace Through Strength Missile Silo Historic Site
Hwy 45
Cooperstown
The last Minuteman missile launch complex in North Dakota, maintained as a memorial to Ronald Reagan. [2008]

OHIO

Ronald Reagan Voice of Freedom Park
7850 VOA Park Drive
West Chester Township 45069 [2004]

Ronald Reagan Highway
Runs across the northern suburbs of Cincinnati.

PENNSYLVANIA

Ronald Reagan Federal Building
228 Walnut St.
Harrisburg 17101 [2004]

Ronald Reagan Drive
Richland Township [2002]

TENNESSEE

North Rutherford YMCA Ronald Reagan Facility
2001 Motlow College Blvd.
Smyrna 37167 [2006]

TEXAS

The Reagan Leadership Society
389 MSC Student Finance Center
Texas A&M University
College Station 77843
A society dedicated to building student leadership for the Texas A&M campus and the community at large. Its student founder named the society in recognition of
Reagan's "ability to communicate, his ability to inspire confidence, and his kind personality." [1997]

Ronald W. Reagan Middle School
4616 E. Bardin Road
Grand Prairie, TX 75052

Ronald Reagan High School
19000 Ronald Reagan
San Antonio, TX 78258 [2000]

Ronald Reagan Public Library
Ronald Reagan High School
19000 Ronald Reagan
San Antonio, TX 78258 [2000]
See previous entry.

Ronald W. Reagan Boulevard
A portion of Parmer Lane in Williamson County. [2004]

Ronald Reagan Memorial Highway
Runs alongside a portion of Interstate Highway 20 in Tarrant County (near Ft. Worth). [2005]

Ronald Reagan Memorial Highway
A portion of U.S. Highway 290 in Harris County (Houston area). [2005]

UTAH

Ronald Reagan Academy
1143 W. Center St.
Springville 84663 [2005]

VIRGINIA (see also District of Columbia)

Ronald Wilson Reagan Memorial Highway
A portion of State Route 234 in Prince William County, near Manassas. [2005]

WISCONSIN

Ronald Wilson Reagan College Preparatory High School
4965 S. 20th St.
Milwaukee 53221
Formerly Sholes High School. [renamed 2005]

Ronald Reagan Elementary School
4225 S. Calhoun Road
New Berlin, WI 53151 [2006]

INTERNATIONAL

"Grenada Salutes Ronald Reagan, Leader of Freedom" Commemorative Stamp Collection
Grenada
Proceeds from sales go to the Ronald Reagan Scholarship Fund (see next entry). [1996]

The Ronald Reagan Scholarship Fund
Grenada
Fund is used to send students from Grenada to the United States for study. [1996]

The Ronald Reagan-Main Street
Ballyporeen, Ireland
Ballyporeen is the village from which Reagan's father's family came. President Reagan visited Ballyporeen in 1984. (See also "The Ronald Reagan," Simi Valley, California.)

US Army Kwajalein Atoll/Ronald Reagan Ballistic Missile Defense Test Site
Republic of the Marshall Islands
An area used by the United States as a missile range. [1996]

Ronald Reagan Square
Krakow, Poland
Formerly called Central Square. [2004]

Rondo Ronalda Reagana (Ronald Reagan Circle)
Tarnow, Poland
Traffic circle that connects Pope John Paul II Street with a street leading to the Church of the Blessed Caroline. [2000]

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oaklane13

Just rewards for an American HERO! Thank you President Reagan, for what ypu did to keep US safe and the number one World Power!

February 06 2011 at 5:57 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
padillawarrior

I visited the Reagan Library when it first opened. I was sincere. The nervous looks, the dour expressions and unwelcome attitudes I was presented with was one of many reasons why I began to reconsider that venture into Republicanland. A few years later--I returned to the Left, where people were polite, open-armed, compassionate and had a sense of humor about life and humanity.

February 03 2011 at 10:58 AM Report abuse -2 rate up rate down Reply

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