SOURCE: Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation

Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation

March 06, 2014 12:10 ET

Reagan Library Voted by 10Best and USA Today as Readers Choice for the Best Presidential Library

SIMI VALLEY, CA--(Marketwired - Mar 6, 2014) - On March 5, 2014, 10Best and USA Today announced the Reader's Choice winner for the #1 Presidential Attraction in the United States. The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum placed first in the list of Presidential Libraries and homes listed and ranked second behind Mt. Rushmore as the best presidential attraction in the country.

"The American Presidency comes alive at the Reagan Library," said John Heubusch, executive director of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation. "Guests to the Library walk onboard an actual Air Force One aircraft that flew seven U.S. presidents, touch an authentic piece of the Berlin Wall, and pay their respects at President Reagan's Grave Site, among many other things. We're truly grateful to the readers of 10Best and USA Today for recognizing the Reagan Library and Museum as an outstanding place to visit."

Readers could vote between eighteen different presidential attractions. Mount Rushmore was the only presidential attraction to receive more votes than the Reagan Library. The top ten included:

1. Mt. Rushmore & City of Presidents
2. Ronald Reagan Presidential Library
3. The Hermitage
4. JFK Presidential Library & Museum
5. Theodore Roosevelt National Park
6. Monticello 
7. Mount Vernon
8. Lincoln Memorial
9. The White House
10. Sixth Floor Museum

Visitors not only learn about the history of the American Presidency, but also immerse themselves in Ronald Reagan's path to the White House. Using Green Screen technology, visitors call a Cubs game, introduce a GE Theater episode, and even act in a movie with Ronald Reagan. Visitors follow President Reagan to the White House and deliver the Presidential Inauguration through the use of a teleprompter. Visitors also travel the world on diplomatic missions on board Air Force One and explore the White House Oval Office and East Wing. Visitors may also enjoy the Library's outdoor grounds, including replicas of the White House Rose Garden West Lawn and dine in one of two restaurants.

Located in Simi Valley, California the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum houses 63 million pages of Gubernatorial, Presidential and personal papers and over 60,000 gifts and artifacts chronicling the lives of Ronald and Nancy Reagan. It also serves as the final resting place of America's 40th President. The Reagan Library is located at 40 Presidential Drive in Simi Valley, California. Public hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

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