Muhammad Ali Murals in Louisville : Official Travel Source

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Muhammad Ali Around Town

From Downtown to Smoketown see some of the Muhammad Ali murals that liven up Louisville's neighborhoods.

black and white mural of Muhammad Ali with a colorful background on a building in Louisville

Muhammad Ali's life and career were greatly impacted by Louisville and his legacy left a permanent mark on the city. Numerous artists have paid homage to this famous Louisvillian through colorful murals in Louisville. Visit the locations listed in this guide to view incredible Ali street art.

Corner of 6th Street & River Road

mural of Muhammad Ali in a punching pose on the wall of a parking garage in Louisville

Located across the street from the Muhammad Ali Center and created by @acatheyart, this mural packs a punch with an iconic pose from the Louisville Lip.

812 Preston Street

mural of Muhammad Ali and the quote "Don't count the days. Make the days count." in the Smoketown neighborhood of Louisville

Artist Kacy Jackson captures The Champ along with one of his most famous quotes - "Don't count the days. Make the days count." on this colorful Smoketown mural. The mural made its international debut when it was featured in Joe Biden's 2021 presidential inauguration video.

1583 Bardstown Road

Louisville mural of Muhammad Ali, Abraham Lincoln, Colonel Sanders and Thoroughbred horse with the phrase "Kentucky Rushmore"

Some of the most famous Kentucky icons come together on this iconic Highlands mural by Margaret Morely which features Muhammad Ali, Abraham Lincoln, Colonel Sanders and a Thoroughbred.

427 Baxter Avenue

A Louisville mural of boxing gloves with butterfly wings on the left and bee wings on the right

Float like a butterfly and sting like a bee at this Ali-themed mural by @9to5refusal. Head inside for another photo-op with The Greatest at the popular Mexican-inspired restaurant Agave & Rye.

300 South 3rd Street

three murals of the Belle of Louisville, Muhammad Ali, and Thoroughbred horses

Knock out three Louisville icons in one photo with these colorful murals on South Third Street. Located across the street from Porch Kitchen and Bar you'll find not only Muhammad Ali, but racing Thoroughbred horses and the historic Belle of Louisville steamboat.

615 West Main Street

Located in a pop-up event space behind a historic façade on Louisville's Main Street you'll find this comic book-style mural by @acatheyart with some of Ali's most notable quotes and pivotal moments throughout his lifetime.

301 South 4th Street

Muhammad Ali exhibit at the Louisville Visitors Center with a life size image of Ali, boxing gloves, and a red bike

Located inside the Louisville Visitor Center, this small Muhammad Ali exhibit allows you square up with the heavyweight champ for a photo-op while also getting a glimpse of what was happening in Louisville during his internationally broadcast memorial service.

(Please note: The Visitor Center will be closed starting December 14, 2023, until late Spring 2024 for renovations.)

930 West Chestnut Street

Known for creating the "Hope" poster for former President Barack Obama, artist Shepard Fairey painted this mural in the Russell neighborhood on the side of the Chestnut Street Family YMCA. A portrait encapsulating one of Ali's life ideals- "Everyone helps everyone."

For more ways to experience Ali's Louisville plan a visit to the Muhammad Ali Center and take the self-guided Footsteps of Greatness tour of Louisville to see the iconic spots that helped shape Ali.