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Muhammad Ali Center

144 N. Sixth Street, Louisville, KY 40202 (Central Business District)
502-584-9254
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Ranked #10 of 83 Attractions in Louisville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums
Owner description: Located in the heart of historic downtown Louisville, Kentucky, the Muhammad Ali Center is a cultural attraction and international education center... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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74 reviews 74 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

It was far bigger than expected. Many exhibits, videos, mementos. I am a boxing fan and old enough to remember Ali's fights in the 70's. This place really puts his life in perspective and the cultural, sports, and civic impact that he had. We stayed about 3 hours and I could have stayed 3 more.

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Georgetown, Kentucky
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Enjoyed going here, we stayed at the Galt house and walked over. Very glad we took the time out to go see it.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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84 reviews 84 reviews
22 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

My wife and I came all the way from KCMO and got to see nothing but a motorcycle and a car. The exhibit was closed due to technical difficulties. Someone even came all the way from JAPAN, FREAKING JAPAN!!! And they did not get to see squat. The cashier said they have been having problems off and on for some... More

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Lexington, Kentucky
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31 attraction reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We had only about an hour to devote to the Center and that's not nearly enough. To get the full benefit, you really need to watch a lot of the many films about Ali's life - both in and out of boxing. He has been a very complex person. The top floor has the majority of really interesting material. The... More

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Kansas City, Missouri
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Not that much to see for the admission cost. Parking is not fun in at area either. Wait for an exhibit you are interested before going.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

This museum not only shows his boxing career but also his life outside boxing which I found was equal to if not better than his boxing. He is committed to improving the life of the poor. We were entertained by a concert in the entrance by a group of African/American children, the voices were sent from heaven, I believe it... More

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Maryville, Tennessee
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

If you are the least bit interested in boxing or Muhammad Ali you need to visit. The best museum I have ever been to especially for price. The gift shop was also fair priced on their merchandise. So glad we took the time to go!!!

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Denton, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Tour takes you through the champion boxer's life from Cassius Clay to world icon Muhammad Ali. Great photos, artifacts and videos of his outstanding career. Tons of information. An entertaining experience.

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East Setauket, New York
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

If you have time to do only one attraction in the downtown area this should be it. If you are a fan of boxing and sports every thing you would ever want to know about the champ is here. Ali however was a figure that transcended boxing and the museum is one of the best i have been to dealing... More

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Hermanus, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

This is a large building with comprehensive displays and film shows depicting all of Ali's professional life, as well as his other contributions to society. Leave plenty of time to see the whole museum, which is definitely worth a visit.

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