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“Must see even if you're not a boxing fan”

Muhammad Ali Center
Ranked #15 of 191 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 12 May 2014

This is an excellent museum not only for boxing, but for the man and the era and times that can't be separated from him. This is a fairly large museum that will take a couple of hours minimum to see. 3 to do it right. There is a great movie to start and then there are exhibits organized around his values, his fights and the social issues of the day. You definitely appreciate more (in my case in retrospect) of the heart wrenching choices he made and the context in which he was making them. Mohammed Ali is quite a story and one worth repeating for the ages.

Thank RoBertie
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Reviewed 6 May 2014

This is a great museum to maintain Muhammad Ali legacy. There are various things to do and see in the museum. Occasionally Muhammad Ali will appear in the Center. I would recommend this to anyone. Plan on 2-3 hrs to see everything. They had two movies to see, plus if you want to see all of Muhammad Ali's fights you can re-live the action. The center is very clean and well maintained. Plus they have an awesome view of the Ohio River.

Thank Brad F
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Reviewed 5 May 2014

What a great museum, even if you are not a boxing fan. The work Mohammed Ali has done and tried to do is so well represented. It is hard not to "tear up" when seeing all the short films throughout the museum. Allow plenty of time - there is so much to see.

We had a special treat with the 4th flooor tribute to John and Yoko's "Bed-In for Peace" exhibit. It was excellent as well.

The last treat was the location. What a beautiful spot to enjoy the Ohio River in all its majesty.

Don't miss this.

1  Thank susanrmtlakes
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Reviewed 1 May 2014

Really neat and informative place. We learned a lot about the boxer, the man, and the era when he was prominent.

Thank VincentVega09
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Reviewed 26 April 2014

Growing up I often saw Muhammad Ali on television because he was a local making a name for himself. I knew there was more to his story than the heavyweight boxing title, and after visiting the Ali Center I understand the legacy behind this international figure. The significance of his contributions become crystal clear when shared in historical context and spiced with the mores of the times. The significance of his bravado, the personal cost of his conscientious objector status, the spirituality of this man are all explained amid historical video footage, photos, and artifacts. Sit ringside and watch classic boxing matches, try your hand at moves in the ring under the tutelage of Layla Ali, feel the force of a heavyweight punch from behind a punching bag. It's two floors of the legacy of Muhammed Ali, the man. While there we saw two photography exhibits. Give Peace a Chance highlighted John Lennon and Yoko Ono's "bed in" to open discussions on peace. Stirring the Fires was a collection of stunning black and white photos of women around the world making progress towards righting the wrongs against women in their communities. The visit was enlightening. Anyone who longs for deeper understanding of peace, justice, racial inequalities, and the power of one should check out the Ali Center.

1  Thank derbycitylady
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