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“Wow. This museum brought tears to my eyes.” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Muhammad Ali Center

Muhammad Ali Center
Ranked #9 of 168 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.
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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52 reviews
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“Wow. This museum brought tears to my eyes.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2012

This was one of my favorite museums in the US and how it deals with one mans journey through life that encompasses civil rights, religion, athletics, inner spirit, intelligence (as defined by the testing standards), peace, community, and the list goes on. Go here with an open mind. You will learn about the man Cassius Clay, born poor in Louisville, but you will learn more about US history and the times he lived in and why he became Muslim. I left with tears in my eyes and a better understanding of watching perhaps the Greatest Fighter that has ever lived.

Visited January 2012
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Santa Claus, Indiana
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“Cool”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2012

Neat place named after a neat guy from the great state of Kentucky!

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Louisville, Kentucky
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“A great center for a great man”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2012

Unless you've closely followed the career of Muhammad Ali, you might not know the details of his life... and what rich and amazing details they are. Start with the movie and work and work your way down stairs. It will amaze you, and might even bring a tear to your eye.

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“Muhammad Ali center”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2012

If you are in town you gotta see this place.very nice higly reccomanded had awsome time will be back when I be in town again

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Lake Zurich, Illinois
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“A Must See!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2012

This is a great place for all ages and interests! You don't have to be a boxing fan or even a fan of Mohammad Ali (but I'll bet you will be when you leave!) to enjoy and get something out of this museum. You start on the 5th floor with a video and then work your way down. Almost all the exhibits and video clips are on the 5th and 4th floors, so don't get concerned with time if you seem to get bogged down on those floors.

For the boxing fan, you can sit back and watch almost all his fights. For the children and young at heart, there's an actual boxing gym where there are four or five different boxing type stations to try.

If you care about humanity, you will be inspired by what you see, hear and read. Mohammad Ali is a great statesman that has quietly made a huge difference in the world. Many of the exhibits have nothing to do with boxing, but everything to do with what it means to be involved productively in the world around you. Definitely inspiring!

We spent over 2 hours here, but could have easily spent 3 or 4.

Visited February 2012
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