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Muhammad Ali Center

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Address: 144 N. Sixth Street, Louisville, KY 40202
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+1 502-584-9254
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

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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If you like Muhammad Ali then you will like this museum. It was very interesting to see what his life had been like through the years

Reviewed July 6, 2016
Louisville, Kentucky
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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39 reviews
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Reviewed July 7, 2016

I'm not a boxing fan but I do know who Muhammad Ali is and I was just not impressed. It is close to the Louisville Slugger factory. It's a beautiful building on the river with great views but I thought it was a little underwhelming inside. My husband thought it was just OK. LOTS of kids visiting when we were... More 

Thank Irishagg
Louisville, Kentucky
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Reviewed July 6, 2016

If you like Muhammad Ali then you will like this museum. It was very interesting to see what his life had been like through the years

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

We learned some things about the Champ that we didn't know before visiting this museum. Most of the information is on the 4th and 5th floors. There are a few hands on items to check out.

Pontiac, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

This isn't a museum full of artifacts. While there were some, it largely consisted of different videos and things to read. Our son, who is 11 and not technically a teen, liked the Introductory video the best. There is also a part where you can step In the boxing ring, an exhibit where you can feel the strength of a... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed July 6, 2016

The did not only portray him as a hero. He spoke of his faults and of speeches he regret saying. I left feeling more in tune with my soul.

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Detroit, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed July 5, 2016

I visited the Muhammad Ali Center over the 4th of July weekend. We visited on a Sunday morning and the center was somewhat crowded, but the center is a must see for anyone visiting Louisville. I would like to revisit when less crowd, but overall it was a very nice experience and gives a complete history of the "Greatest".

Thank 7808BillyD
Campbellsville, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

Interesting, but I will say it wasn't what I was expecting! I was expecting more artifacts or "museum type" pieces to look at. It was a lot of reading and video watching.

Thank Lindzmarie15
Rochester, New York, Usa
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Reviewed July 4, 2016

WOW WOW Did I learn a lot! Eye opener... One suggestion, allow at least 90 minutes to enjoy the entire Center.. and take your time.. Strongly suggest that you go.

Thank M00se1976
Durham, North Carolina
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Reviewed July 1, 2016 via mobile

Loved sharing Ali's greatness with my 9 and 7 year old sons. Quite an impressive museum highlighted by a phenomenal opening movie.

Thank Putmacg4
Frederiksted, St. Croix
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Reviewed June 28, 2016

we visited on our skillsusa trip to louisville. The museum is a great tribute to Muhammad Ali and the exhibit features some interactive items which interested the kids.

Thank Anton D

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