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Muhammad Ali Center

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Neighborhood: Central Business District
Specialty museums, Museums
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Address: 144 N. Sixth Street, Louisville, KY 40202
Phone Number: 502-584-9254
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Description: Located in the heart of historic downtown Louisville, Kentucky, the...
Located in the heart of historic downtown Louisville, Kentucky, the Muhammad Ali Center is a cultural attraction and international education center inspired by the ideals of hometown hero Muhammad Ali. The Ali Center features 2 levels of award-winning exhibits, a five-screen orientation theater film, historic Civil Rights era media footage, video of Ali fights, interactive boxing fun, two art galleries, children's Hope and Dream wall, meeting and event space, retail store and more.
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Not Just About Boxing

The Ali Center is an excellent museum. I was skeptical at first, because I'm not a huge fan of boxing, but the museum is so much more than that. And the parts that are about... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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Louisville
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The Ali Center is an excellent museum. I was skeptical at first, because I'm not a huge fan of boxing, but the museum is so much more than that. And the parts that are about boxing were actually great fun! The mock up of his training camp is great, and everyone in our group enjoyed "shadow boxing" with the Champ.... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

The Ali Center is one our favorite museums. One doesn't need to be a boxing fan to enjoy it. The museum chronicles Ali's life alongside the social and cultural changes from the 1940s to 1970s. It also showcases his beliefs and humanitarian work. The displays are interactive and highly informative. The films are also engaging. Other museums could learn from... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

The Ali Center does an amazing job of showing us how Cassius Clay grew from being a great, outspoken boxer into Muhammad Ali, a great, outspoken, peace-loving humanitarian and civil rights leader. I love the way the museum is divided into the 6 core principles that have shaped Muhammad Ali's life: Confidence, conviction, dedication, giving, respect, and spirituality. There are... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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23 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

I was pleasantly surprised at how well this center was designed. From the non-symmetrical exterior to the winding indoor exhibits it is quite nice. My family and I recently toured the center and enjoyed the biographical film that discusses Ali's life from beginning to present. The theater is exceptionally done and comfortable with stadium seating as well as wrap around... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

I'm not into boxing. I went here because it was the museum that gave me the best discount with my student ID. I was surprised by how much I enjoyed this place. A lot of the museum was focused on the Muhammad Ali's beliefs, and his attitude, and how he helped others, with a big focus on peace. If you... More 

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Bronx, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

I didn't even know this existed. This is a great museum that chronicles Muhammad Ali's life and career. It shows a lot of the things most people do not know about Ali and has a lot of hands on exhibits that allow you to get a feel of the boxing ring. You can watch many of his fights from start... More 

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Lafayette, Indiana
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

I feel inspired after visiting this Museum. I didn't know much about Muhammad Ali before, but now I know so much about his life, and also the domestic and world issues during his lifetime. There is a lot of reading, and a lot of videos that can be watched. We only spent about an hour and a half here, because... More 

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Simpsonville, Kentucky
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

It was a wonderful experience- so much more than I had imagined. There is much to learn and young and old have hands-on experiences. A MUST See visiting downtown Louisville, and ecnomically priced. Plus a fabulous river- view!

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

A nice museum worth our visit. It has a lot of history to read about which my kids 9 and under got bored over but it was a great experience.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

We spent several hours at the museum and really enjoyed it. I took my father, because he was a big fan and grew up watching Muhammad Ali. My dad absolutely loved it and had a great time watching tv clips and reminiscing about his younger years. The museu mis very nice and includes some fantastic historical civil rights events and... More 

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