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National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library

1400 Inspiration Pl SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404-5918
+1 319-362-8500
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I Just Returned from Prague...

What a wonderful way to extent a vacation but to visit this museum. I did not know that Iowa had a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
vjv2007
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Tampa, FL
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Truly amazing history of hardships and success

Very impressive facility. Very well laid out and the theater session is great. The story of its... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Eric D
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Expanded 50,000 sq. ft. building opened in July 2012 with a world-class exhibit "Alphonse Mucha: Inspirations of Art Nouveau" featuring 230 pieces direct from Prague and London. Two other galleries feature rotating exhibitions on the culture, art and history of Czechs and Slovaks. And don't miss the two-room 1880's Czech immigrant house that was home to five generations. See the new museum store filled with European treasures and gifts. Stroll down Czech Village and also visit the exhibition, "Rising Above: the Store of a People and the Flood" located a 87 Sixteenth Ave. SW
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1400 Inspiration Pl SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404-5918
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a wonderful way to extent a vacation but to visit this museum. I did not know that Iowa had a huge population of Czech and Slovak ancestors. The museum was interesting. There's currently a WWW 1 exhibit highlighting the role of these two countries....More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very impressive facility. Very well laid out and the theater session is great. The story of its relocation is impressive. I’m am of neither ethnicity representative here but am glad to know a little more about the trials and tribulations the Czech people went through....More

Thank Eric D
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this is a really nice museum and definitely worth the stop. My wife can't stand museums and enjoyed this place. The story of the museum it's self is pretty interesting too.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a wonderful museum and well funded, presented, and organized. You need to spend a couple of hours in this museum to really understand the Czech people and their journey to the US. Several areas in the museum and all are well presented. Hear...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a treasure trove of information about the Czechs and Slovaks in Europe and in Cedar Rapids. The museum is a beautiful place.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having Czech heritage it was a wonderful experience. The virtual reality display showed a story that needed to be told and the work of a group of high school students that they can be very proud of.

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Reviewed June 14, 2018 via mobile

Our family was in town so we stopped in the library to do some genealogy research for free. Mr. Leroy was very helpful and a delight. The rest of the museum was wonderful telling the Czech stories. It was moving to watch the films of...More

Thank David G
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Reviewed June 9, 2018

If you have an interest in Czech/Slovak Heritage, this is a must-see. Their permanent exhibits wonderfully tell the pride story of this national culture and history, many of who immigrated en mass to the Iowa’s near Lynn and Tama Counties. Their gift shop alone is...More

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Reviewed June 8, 2018 via mobile

Great museum and we got a discount using our Mn. Historical society membership. Make sure to look up at the fabulous chandelier. Lots of volunteers to answer questions.

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Reviewed May 27, 2018 via mobile

Well put together and contains elements that would entertain various interests. Visiting the immigrant house on one of the museum's provided tours is a must see. I also recommend beginning your visit at the museum by watching the short clips in the theater. Tip: You...More

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I am a School Bus Driver and I have taken several groups of children down to the Czech Museum. There several things and hands on exhibits for the kids. I have taken pre schoolers to view some of the exhibits. You might also... More
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