A multicultural center with an award-winning museum, the Muhammad Ali Center in Louisville, Kentucky, captures the inspiration of Muhammad Ali’s legendary life. A visit to the center is not just an experience but also a journey into the heart of a champion. Two and a half levels of exhibits and galleries invite visitors to explore the history of the Louisville native, world heavyweight champion, global humanitarian and cultural icon and to reflect upon one’s own values, inner strength and character. Located on Museum Row in the heart of downtown Louisville, the Muhammad Ali Center is the only place in the world dedicated to preserving and promoting Ali’s legacy.
Visitors to the center will experience interactive and multimedia exhibits and discover Ali’s six core principles: confidence, conviction, dedication, giving, respect and spirituality. Fueled by these principles, Ali became the best athlete he could be. He also garnered the strength and courage to stand up for what he believed and provided inspiration to millions of people around the world, regardless of ethnicity, religion, culture, gender or age.
The Ali Center, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation, was co-founded by Muhammad Ali and his wife, Lonnie, in their hometown in 2005. In addition to its museum, the center provides programming and events focused on education, gender equity and global citizenship. The Ali Center also displays temporary exhibits throughout the year and has event space, a library and archives on-site.