Muhammad Ali Center

144 N 6th St Louisville

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Muhammad Ali Center

The Muhammad Ali Center is a nonprofit museum dedicated to the life of Louisville native and boxing legend, Muhammad Ali. In 2015, The Ali Center opened its doors to the public. It features a six-story museum covering 96,750 square feet of exhibits and memorabilia, a plaza, and a 40,000 square foot two-level amphitheater. It cost $80 million to construct.

The below video was created by the Muhammad Ali Center. It offers a brief overview of what to expect during a visit to the museum.

The Mission of the Ali Center

The Ali Center's mission is to take a journey into the heart of this iconic champion, as well as to encourage others to reflect upon their own individual values. There are three levels of galleries, memorabilia, and award-winning exhibits which center around the legacy of Muhammad Ali's life. Themes include inner strength, character, and Ali's six core principals. Throughout his life, Muhammad Ali used his six core principals—confidence, conviction, dedication, giving, respect, and spirituality—to inspire people around the globe and to be the best athlete he could be.

What to Expect

During a visit, guests can visit the orientation theater to watch an overview of Muhammad Ali's life. There is also a replica of his Deer Lake Training Camp boxing ring and lots of footage featuring clips of his greatest fights. Many visitors are in awe at the exhibit that projects the film, The Greatest, onto a full-sized boxing ring. Rotating exhibits are located on the third floor of the museum.

Learn about Ali's six core principles at the Ali Center.

Cover image via Max Pixel (Public Domain).

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