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Muhammad Ali Center

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Address: 144 N. Sixth Street, Louisville, KY 40202
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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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Providing a better understanding of the man, the myth, and the legacy

Maybe a little different than your typical attraction, the MAC is a positive, reinforcing experience that, hopefully, educates all who take the time to visit. Ali certainly was a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 8 February 2017
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Kingsport, Tennessee
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Kingsport, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

Maybe a little different than your typical attraction, the MAC is a positive, reinforcing experience that, hopefully, educates all who take the time to visit. Ali certainly was a great fighter but there’s a lot more to the man. He contributed to humanity on many levels and it would be a great thing for the younger generation to understand that... More 

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Miami Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

Outstanding interactive museum of the life and career of Ali. A must for everybody. The videos, memorabilia, and exhibits make the life of Ali come to life. Great for kids. Loved how you can make your own fight poster.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

With Muhammad Ali's passing last year, it makes this museum that much more poignant. Watch Ali fight just like you were there and just like he's still in the ring and you'll feel the chill and miss the man even that much more.

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Dubuque, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

I'm old enough to remember Cassius Clay. I'm also old enough to remember his transition to Muhammad Ali and the turbulence of the American Civil Rights Movement. This museum is a wonderful combination of interactive "boxing" activities, boxing history and superb displays that remind those of us who are old enough and educate those who are not about the importance... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

State of he art museum that tells the whole story on ALI, boxing, philanthropy, artist ... all of it. Good mix of movie, reading, visuals and easy to navigate.

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

Loved this place. The layout, the way it was organized around Muhammad Ali's principles for life was perfect. Reasonable entry fee for a lot of information and thought.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

Needed to kill some time before lunch so I stopped in. Not knowing much about Ali I found it informative. Really good way to spend an hour.

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

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 

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Westport, Indiana, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

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.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

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.

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