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Muhammad Ali Center, Louisville

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In the hometown of one of the world's greatest boxers, Muhammad Ali Center features art galleries, interactive exhibits, media footage, and videos inspired by Ali's life, work, and values. At the three-level center, discover six core principles that kept the boxing megastar inspired and focused on pursuing his dreams: confidence, conviction, dedication, respect, giving, and spirituality. Experience a recreated training with Ali, see a 17 m (55 ft) long wall filled with more than 5,000 drawings by children from 141 countries, and browse through numerous permanent and temporary exhibits. For Muhammad Ali Center and beyond, use our Louisville vacation route planner to get the most from your Louisville vacation.
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  • This is such a well deserved tribute to one of my heroes in life. The venue recounts the life of Muhammad Ali, his boxing career, and the influences he had upon America society and the world. I could ...  more »
  • Very well organized exhibits on Ali's life and what he was promoting over time Aimed at the level of children. Could keep them interested for a few hours at most. Also their meeting rooms sre used for...  more »
  • This was my first visit and I will be back. The exhibits are intriguing and I was truly moved by Ali's life story.  more »
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  • Great museum to a great sportsman. Well laid out and reasonably priced. You can spend all day just watching all of his greatest fights!
  • We spent three hours here. This is a fantastic museum that is very well put together and presented. All staff we encountered were very very nice people with knowledge and kindness. Just what Mr Ali would want. Don't miss this!
  • The museum did an excellent job presenting, via interactive multimedia and visual displays, what an amazing humanitarian, athlete, activist, role model and man Muhammad Ali was. Educational info on the culture and atmosphere through the decades. Beautiful museum!
  • What an amazing addition to the city of Louisville. Lots of history on display. The good the bad and the ugly. The story of The Greatest is well told by the many exhibits and visuals on display here. A great place to take out of town guests as well.
  • I took my grandkids and I was so truly over come with a great since of pride and emotion that Ali touched during his life time and also after his death. Everything was so inspiring and educational My 16 year old grandson was very impressed.

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