ABOUT THE ALI CENTER

The Muhammad Ali Center is a multicultural center with an award-winning museum dedicated to the life and legacy of Muhammad Ali. The Center's museum captures the inspiration derived from the story of Muhammad Ali’s incredible life and the six core principles that have fueled his journey.

MISSION

The mission of the Muhammad Ali Center is to preserve and share the legacy and ideals of Muhammad Ali, to promote respect, hope, and understanding, and to inspire adults and children everywhere to be as great as they can be.

MUCH MORE THAN A MUSEUM

In its 14-year history, the Center has created programs that exemplify the principles of Muhammad Ali and the mission of the Center. Over the past decade, the Center has developed impactful programming serving children and adults, reaching people of all cultures, nationalities, ages, and geographic areas.

Inspiration is Ali’s gift, and his six core principles mark his true legacy—a legacy that has the power to live on, beyond the man, and beyond the walls of the Center.

MUHAMMAD ALI CENTER AWARDS

  • TripSavvy Editor's Choice Award for "Best for Sports Fans" (2019)
  • Best Designed Museum in Kentucky, Architectural Digest (2018)
  • TripSavvy Editors' Choice Award for Best Specialty Museums (2018)
  • Best of the Best Museums, American Bus Association (2017)
  • Top Family Attraction Worth Traveling For!, FlipKey.com a TripAdvisor Company (2016)
  • Official Best of "Best Cultural Attraction" in the State of Kentucky (2011)
  • Bronze MUSE Award for Video, The American Association of Museums, Media and Technology Award/Exhibit "The Greatest" (2007)
  • Best New Attraction Award, North American Travel Journalists Association (2006)
  • Best Places List, Pathfinders Travel Magazine (2006 and 2007)
  • Best Museum Environment, Silver Design Award, Event Design Magazine (2006)

Our Team

  • Donald E. Lassere

  • Jeanie Kahnke

  • Erin Herbert

  • Elizabeth Vissing

  • Gwendolyn Young

  • Jim Gates, Jr.

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