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“More than just a museum.”

Muhammad Ali Center
Ranked #9 of 183 things to do in Louisville
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Reviewed August 27, 2011

For Muhammad Ali fans, sports fans, boxing fans, and all history fans. The tour starts with a fascinating orientation movie about Muhammad Ali. The center contains so much history about Ali, it is hard to describe all of it. My favorite part was the timeline of all of his fights. Many displays of Ali memorabilia including robes, gloves, and awards. Do not be in a rush to get through this museum.

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Reviewed February 19, 2011

I assume this was publicly funded, because it could not possible support itself on tourism. Not very interesting, way too much information, way too big, basically empty in the middle of the summer break.

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Reviewed December 7, 2010

Spent a stormy morning visiting the Centre. I have always been a huge fan of Ali so I am a bit biased, but I thought it was fantastic. It is quite big so expect to spend a bit of time getting around all the different attractions. You learn all about Ali's early life, his boxing and political history and also his spiritual side. My wife, who hates boxing, also had a wonderful time as there really is something for everyone. There was a tornado warning while we were there and the staff handled this very well, moving everyone in to the safe areas and keeping us informed of what was going on.

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Reviewed September 14, 2010

If you are a boxing fan or an Ali fan, this would be a great place to visit. There are lots of short movies throughout the FIVE FLOORS of exhibits. I'm neither, so this wasn't my favorite part of our trip, but it was OK.
Good plan: (1) Park in the garage of the Ali Museum for $9/day, (2) walk a few blocks to the Kentucky Show in the Center for Performing Arts, (3) lunch, (4) walk a few blocks to the Slugger Museum for a couple of hours, (5) walk back to the Ali Museum for the rest of the afternoon.

3  Thank owassotraveler
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Reviewed October 28, 2009

Wow, this place is huge!

Allow plenty of time to peruse. It combines a lot of different stuff, biography of Ali specifically, some larger things on race and the events of his times, and a lot on boxing too.

The intro video is well done, and a nice scene setter for how they view his contributions.

It's a very self-centered place, as you'd expect, and a lot of the items are so chock full of info even the most attentive visitor will be feeling a little ADD. These things, and the general design remind me a lot of the Clinton Library in Little Rock, probably designed around the same time period. The state of Kentucky have 5 million to built this place and it shows, very fancy.

Mostly reading and video/audio items, but there are a couple fun boxing interactive exhibits where you can shadow box or follow a video to learn some basic boxing technique.

2  Thank ActiveTraveler07
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