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Muhammad Ali Boyhood Home
Ranked #82 of 211 things to do in Louisville
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Reviewed 17 August 2017

First of all, the guy who bought the boyhood home of Muhammad Ali didn't do it to be a great philanthropist or nice person - he bought it to make a profit. He took a huge chunk of money from the City of Louisville to fund it and open it to the public. Then when enough people weren't visiting it as the tourist spot he'd hoped it'd be, he cried and blamed the City of Louisville and wanted more money.

Sure, Muhammad Ali was a great boxing legend, but you'd be better off going to the Muhammad Ali Cultural Center or even the gravesite if you wanted to feel closer to him.

This house is not in the best part of town, there's no parking, it's not professionally staffed, and shouldn't really count as a tourist experience.

3  Thank Lori M
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Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

We made a quick stop here but it was closed. We still had a little look around and were happy to see where such an amazing man and athlete was raised. It looked well maintained and was pink!

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Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

Live in Louisville, had intended to visit for months, finally got around to it in March. What a wonderful museum! Hadn't expected to be impressed but I was, sweet, meaningful, photos, commentary, and the gentleman who showed us the house was so well informed, anyone interested in Ali and his family at should visit. Anyone not interested in Ali will become so! A gem! I was disappointed in the tiny gift shop (check out Ali Center) but the house itself is definitely worth a visit.

Thank Barbara B
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Reviewed 20 May 2017

We are so glad we made the short drive from out of the city to this truly historic home of the legend Muhammad Ali. We were lucky that the house and museum was open as this is not so every day. We had the short informative tour of what was the family home, by long time friend of Muhammad Ali, Sonny. He was certainly an interesting person and made the tour interesting in the family home which had been restored as close as possible when the family lived there with some original artifacts.

The house is small and very humbling in a quiet neighbourhood. The tour is as long as you want to make it. Well worth visiting if you are in the city of Louisville for all the history associated with the legend that the man Muhammad Ali was.

There is parking outside this historic home and a small admission charge which is worth every $. There is a small area selling souvenirs.

We were so privileged and lucky to meet and talk with Rahman Ali who was there. He was interesting to talk too and we had our picture taken with him.

It was certainly the highlight of our USA Road Trip.

2  Thank Barbara M
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Reviewed 18 April 2017

Unfortunately, we could not take the tour, but it was still interesting to see this little house in a charming neighborhood. I had no idea that it was pink!

Thank Dolphindelight
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