Nixon & Reagan Libraries


California’s Beloved Cultural Icons

Day 1 – From Yuma travel west to California. The motorcoach passes Palm Springs and San Bernadino enroute to Simi Valley, home of the Ronald Reagan Library. Perched atop a hill with sweeping views of the south and, the Library is one of California’s most beautiful and unique destinations.

The museum features continually changing temporary exhibits and a permanent exhibit covering President Reagan’s life. A full scale replica of the Oval Office is a prominent feature. Other parts of the exhibit focus on Reagan’s ranch, the presidential retreat Camp David, life in the White House, and First Lady Nancy Reagan.

In Air Force One Pavilion, walk on board the actual Air Force One aircraft, tail number 27000, which flew seven U.S. presidents. The hilltop grounds provide expansive views of the area, a re-creation of a portion of the White House Lawn, and a piece of the Berlin Wall.  An F-14 Tomcat is also located on the grounds.

Accommodations for 1 night are at the Courtyard Simi Valley Hotel in Simi Valley. Enjoy the nightly complimentary glass of wine.

Day 2 – Begin the day with an included hotel breakfast.  Visitors to the Nixon Presidential Library and Museum begin their tour in the auditorium, which shows vintage campaign films, news footage, and historically significant television appearances by President Nixon.

Visitors then proceed to the permanent galleries which display images, video, and artifacts related to President Nixon’s career, family life, and service as president. Among the featured exhibits are:

  • A replica of the Lincoln Sitting Room in the White House’s family quarters as it was decorated during President Nixon’s time in office.
  • An exploration of the space program during the Nixon presidency, featuring an astronaut’s space suit, the telephone President Nixon used to call Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on the Moon, and an actual Moon rock.
  • The 1967 Lincoln Continental limousine used by Presidents Johnson, Nixon, and Ford.
  • A reconstruction of President Nixon’s post-presidential office in his home in Park Ridge, New Jersey.
  • A replica of the East Room of the White House

One of the highlights is the chance to step aboard Army One–the helicopter used by Presidents Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, and Ford. Extensively restored and now on permanent display at the library, the helicopter presents visitors with a rare chance to see how presidents traveled aboard one of the most storied aircraft ever made.  The helicopter, which seats sixteen and cost a million dollars to construct in 1960, is a six-ton Sikorsky VH 3A “Sea King”.

After ample time to explore, reboard the motorcoach for the return trip. Sequence of attractions subject to change due to weather, routing or scheduling.

5:15 am Depart Foothills
5:45 am Depart Yuma
Anticipated return on final day late evening

 

$424pp/do  –  $593/so … Escorted Tour includes deluxe motorcoach transportation, admission at Ronald Reagan Library, 1-night accommodations at Courtyard Simi Valley Hotel, admission at Nixon Presidential Library and Museum, spectacular sightseeing along the way.

Tuesday – Wednesday ~ February 25 – 26

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