Muhammad Ali Center

#3 in Best Things To Do in Louisville
Muhammad Ali Center
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144 North Sixth Street

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Museums Type
1 to 2 hours Time to Spend
4.1scorecard
  • 4.0Value
  • 4.0Facilities
  • 4.5Atmosphere

Even if you're not a boxing fan, recent visitors said you should make time to see this impressive facility dedicated to legendary athlete and activist Muhammad Ali, who called Louisville his hometown. Along with memorabilia displays, historical footage and art and photo galleries, the center's permanent and temporary exhibits also touch on broader issues that were important to Ali, including race, gender equity and global citizenship.

Travelers described this as a must-see attraction in Louisville and said they walked away with a better understanding of Ali and his life beyond boxing. Visitors also praised the museum's knowledgeable staff and its easy-to-navigate layout, spread out across three floors.

The Muhammad Ali Center is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. If you didn't opt for the Main Ticket (which bundles admission to six downtown Louisville attractions, including the Frazier History Museum and the Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, among others), tickets cost $9 for adults and $4 for children between the ages of 6 and 12. There is a parking garage located underneath the center; it costs $10 to park. To avoid the fee, consider walking to the center, which is conveniently located in the Museum Row on Main area in downtown Louisville. For more information, visit the center's website.

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