Ronald Reagan saved 77 people as a lifeguard when he was a young man in Illinois and helped bring down Communism in Europe when he became president.

Background photo: Simi Valley, California

Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation & Library (Simi Valley, CA)

This museum features many exhibits about the Reagans and the Air Force One plane that carried President Reagan and several other presidents. Reagan is also buried at the site. Website

Ronald Reagan Birthplace & Museum (Tampico, IL)

Ronald Reagan was born in an apartment over a bakery in 1911. Website

Ronald Reagan Boyhood Home (Dixon, IL)

Reagan lived here with his family from 1920 to 1923. It has been restored and furnished with pieces from that time period. Website

Ronald Reagan Museum at Eureka College (Eureka, IL)

Reagan graduated from Eureka College. The school now houses a museum with 2,000 items related to his life, from his college days through his presidency. Website