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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 85 Attractions in Louisville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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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.

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Cranbury, New Jersey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

I thought that this museum was just amazing. I like when they dedicate places to people who made a difference in this world and are still alive. The place has 5 floors dedicated to his life from boxing, to religion, to philanthropist. His bio is just incredible and the place definitely delivers an excellent display of everything he has done.... More

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Louisville, KY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

I'm not a big fan of boxing or of Ali, but I found the center to be very interesting and informative. I definitely learned a lot about the man but even more interesting to me was how his life was put into the context of the history of the USA, especially the civil rights movement and the Vietnam War. Allow... More

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32 reviews 32 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

We spent 3 hours moving from floor to floor viewing videos, reading about and viewing mementos. My husband is a big boxing fan and I enjoyed watching him re-live the historical sports moments. Even though boxing is not my "thing" I enjoyed it and thought it was extremely well done. We were able to leave our car parked in the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

I would say a must place to see in Louisville. It depicts life of Muhammad Ali and his struggle in a very good way and is quite motivational. View of Ohio river from 5th floor is also quite stunning

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Absolutely loved it. What an amazing attraction. Thought it was honestly so interesting and so well done. Muhammad must be so proud.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Muhammad Ali is, of course, a Louisville Legend. But, until you visit the Muhammad Ali center that is know way to truly understand his impact on the Nation and the World. The Center is a wonderful combination of museum, entertainment and education. I highly recommend it to anyone interested in boxing, the Greatest, world peace etc.

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Florence, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I was really impressed with this museum. While I'm not a boxing fan, I grew up when Ali's career was really taking off. I remember his fancy footwork and flamboyant talk. Allow plenty of time to go through the museum. We only had two hours and there was so much more to see and experience. Every floor (5 in all)... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

This museumn shows some great fight footages . I learned alot about the Vietnam war. Angelina Jolies childrens picture display from around the world was well done. The black and white photos with special messages were heartwarmng. This museum has alot of soul. and educates the public.

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Franklin, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

On a recent trip to Louisville, we visited the Muhammad Ali Center. It was great - especially if you recall or were around during his fighting days. I learned much too about him that I did not previously know....and now, I like him even more. He was a great athlete and is a great person. Visit the center, you will... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

The windows that I'm talking is easiest to see when your farther away from the building a lot of history not only sports wise but culturally as well in my opinion.

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