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“A fitting tribute to a legend” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Muhammad Ali Center

Muhammad Ali Center
144 N. Sixth Street, Louisville, KY 40202 (Central Business District)
502-584-9254
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Ranked #11 of 161 things to do in Louisville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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.
Guisborough
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“A fitting tribute to a legend”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

Well located in downtown Louisville the Center is well laid out on several floors and a good introductory video at the start of your visit provides a very interesting start. There are a lot of fascinating exhibits setting the tone of what much of the USA was experiencing in the 60's, and moving onto Ali's fighting career. There are also many other exhibits dealing with Ali's life after boxing and his tremendous humanitarian efforts. The center is well worth a 2-3 hour visit and is a great tribute to a great man.

Visited September 2013
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St. Andrews, United Kingdom
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“Good museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

The museum doesn't just focus on Ali's boxing career; it has information about his personal life as well as his humanitarian work. Well worth a visit and very reasonably priced. The special exhibit on Motown they had going on wasn't as engaging as the main exhibits, but the idea behind the exhibit was interesting.

Visited September 2013
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“Well worth your time”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

Thoroughly enjoyed visit. Am NOT a boxing fan but everyone's heard of Ali. The museum is very well organized. I'm guessing boxing fans would really love it. I enjoyed learning a little about Ali's life and work outside of boxing. Lot of interactive fun for family. Just seeing the clip of him lighting the Olympic torch was thrilling.

Visited September 2013
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“Very moving, educational, and relaxing.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013 via mobile

This experience is a must when in Louisville. I found the center calming, relaxing, and very interesting.
The center staff is very good and knowledgable.
I went back a second time to the gift shop, which is full of nice gifts and great inspirational items.
I learned a lot about Ali and about why he made the choices he has made in his life. He is an amazing man.

Very good.

Visited September 2013
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“Wow!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013 via mobile

Boxing fan or not, you can't help but enjoy this place. It's worth the time read the exhibit posts. The videos are both interesting and classic! The place is large so you won't be board ( or ready to leave) too soon. PLEASE do yourself a favor and visit this once in a lifetime experience.

Visited February 2013
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