Muhammad Ali Center, Louisville

Muhammad Ali Center, Louisville (must see)

The Muhammad Ali Center is a non-profit museum and cultural center in Louisville, dedicated to boxer Muhammad Ali, a native of Louisville. The museum features exhibitions regarding Ali's major events and transitions in his life: the religious switch, boxing career, childhood, military draft evasion, and philanthropic work.

An orientation theater helps present Ali's life. A mock boxing ring is recreated based on his Deer Lake Training Camp. A two-level pavilion, housed within a large elliptical room, features Ali's boxing memorabilia and history. A large projector displays the film “The Greatest” onto a full-sized boxing ring. There are also booths where visitors can view clips of Ali's greatest fights on video-on-demand terminals, which also feature pre- and post-fight interviews.

Whether or not you are a boxing fan, you will likely find the exhibitions captivating and educational.

Why You Should Visit:
Great interactive museum which shows not only the life of the greatest boxer of all time, but also puts you in to perspective as to what a life in segregated America was like in the past century.

Tip:
Prepare to spend a good few hours here to see everything.

Opening Hours: Tuesday-Saturday: 9:30-17:00; Sunday: 12:00-17:00; Monday: closed

Want to visit this sight? Check out these Self-Guided Walking Tours in Louisville. Alternatively, you can download the mobile app "GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities" from iTunes App Store or Google Play. The app turns your mobile device to a personal tour guide and it works offline, so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad.

Download The GPSmyCity App

Download 'GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities' app for IOS   Download 'GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities' app for Android

Muhammad Ali Center on Map

Sight Name: Muhammad Ali Center
Sight Location: Louisville, USA (See walking tours in Louisville)
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
Guide(s) Containing This Sight:

Walking Tours in Louisville, Kentucky

Create Your Own Walk in Louisville

Create Your Own Walk in Louisville

Creating your own self-guided walk in Louisville is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Historical Old Louisville Walking Tour

Historical Old Louisville Walking Tour

The third largest urban district in the United States and the largest preservation district rich in Victorian-era buildings, Old Louisville is an ideal place in which to travel through the history of the city. It is where the oldest and most peculiar architecture, featuring Romanesque, Queen Anne, Italianate styles, and other reminders of the past are concentrated. Among them St. James Court,...  view more

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.2 Km or 1.4 Miles
Downtown Museum and Gallery Tour

Downtown Museum and Gallery Tour

Louisville is a city famous for its quantity and diversity of museums. The biggest concentration of museums and art galleries can be found downtown. The galleries are represented by the most contemporary and talented artists and the museums exhibit their showpieces with the help of the newest technologies, which makes the visits more entertaining and educational. Visitors of any age and interest...  view more

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.7 Km or 0.4 Miles
Louisville Introduction Walking Tour

Louisville Introduction Walking Tour

Poised on the banks of the Ohio River, Kentucky's largest city Louisville blends small-town charm with urban sophistication. The first European settlement in the vicinity of modern-day Louisville was on Corn Island, established in 1778 by Col. George Rogers Clark, credited as the founder of the city. Two years later, the Virginia General Assembly approved the town charter of Louisville. The...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.5 Km or 2.8 Miles
Louisville Architecture Walking Tour

Louisville Architecture Walking Tour

Louisville, KY is a city famous for its architectural marvels, featuring a combination of styles and epochs, sizes and artistic directions, adding a great deal of diversity and uniqueness to the city panorama. Architecture buffs will be delighted at a chance to admire splendid Romanesque, Neo-Gothic, Classic Revival and Beaux-Arts edifices. Take this self-guided walk to explore some of the most...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.8 Km or 1.7 Miles