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Muhammad Ali Center

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Neighbourhood: Central Business District
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Address: 144 N. Sixth Street, Louisville, KY 40202
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+1 502-584-9254
12:00 - 17:00
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Tue - Sat 09:30 - 17:00

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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Great Tribute to an Amazing Man

We have recently moved here & I took my children when they were off for MLK day. It seemed like a perfect way to celebrate the day. They had several videos that were very... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Fairbanks, Alaska
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Fairbanks, Alaska
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We have recently moved here & I took my children when they were off for MLK day. It seemed like a perfect way to celebrate the day. They had several videos that were very informative about Muhammed Ali's life to help you better understand how he got to his level of fame. He definitely embodied a hard work ethic to... More 

Thank JeanneBramer
Westport, Indiana, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very intertaining and informative center. Regardless of your opinion of boxing or the man at the center of this museum, you will benefit from your time here.

Thank Terry G
Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my 4th visit to the museum. It is easy to access with ample parking nearby. Every time I go, I have learned something new. I really enjoyed the Leroy Neiman room. Gained insight into their friendship through all of the works in the room.

Thank Scott G
Plainview, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Was very excited about coming to this museum. Although it looks large on the outside, inside there was less to see than anticipated. It was however very worthwhile. The film they show is very good. The displays and museum are very interesting, although sometimes repeatative. That said, Ali was a larger than life person, and although he wasnt perfect, he... More 

Thank purple8293
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very informational and interactive in some parts as well. Lots of information about Ali's whole life and lots of boxing memorabilia. Certainly worth a visit if you are a fan or want to know more about him. Follow your visit with a trip to the cemetery where he is buried or his childhood home which are both nearby.

Thank cincyfoodsnob
Chicago, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is such an impressive place to visit. The museum is able to convey the message of Muhammad Ali in such an interactive way which is great for families with young kids. The place has information both about his professional career and about his humanitarian efforts. It takes us to his fight for racial equality and to his greatest boxing... More 

Thank Eran O
Knoxville, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our time there was very good. Learned a ton about that timeframe and the champ himself. Left empowered!

Thank ramonirizarry
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum is very informative with lots of information and exhibits. There are activities for all ages including activities for children. The center is in a great location. The cost of entry was a bit off putting as most museums I've been to are free but I would say the cost was worth it.

Thank EBenes98
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wasn't very familiar with all that Muhammad Ali was - only superficially as a champion boxer and a conscientious objector and my teenage son only knew of him peripherally as a boxer. How enlightening. What a great, principled and giving man with so much depth to him. Good for future generations to learn of an incredible man beyond the excitement... More 

Thank judiths776
Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very inspiring. A thorough history of his life including his battle with the US government in protest of the Vietnam war. A true American hero. Also great display of Leroy Nieman art. The exterior of the building is also very unique, with hidden images of Ali.

Thank rhankey

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