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National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library

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Address: 1400 Inspiration Place SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
Phone Number: 13193628500
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Expanded 50,000 sq. ft. building opened in July 2012 with a world-class...

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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Wonderful small museum

This museum is a small treasure. It flooded in 2008 and now has moved across the street and enlarged. Has a very interesting movie about how they moved it. There is a permanent... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This museum is a small treasure. It flooded in 2008 and now has moved across the street and enlarged. Has a very interesting movie about how they moved it. There is a permanent exhibit about Czech and Slovak history including historic costumes. A small immigrant house is on site. When we went recently, there was an Andy Warhol exhibit which... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Small museum with depictions & items from Bohemia. Great Andy Warhol exhibit. Every yr, they have a "Taste of Czech" party. Many local Bohemian chefs proudly show off yummy samples of their cuisine. It's the night before the start of "Houby Days" in Czechtown. Stop at Newbo, if you have time.

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Thank R L
Iowa City, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The museum is beautifully constructed, is loaded with information about the Czechs and their history, presented in an interesting way. We saw the exhibit of Mucha's art and the Madeline Albright's pins. Well done.

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Thank Melanie H
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went to visit the museum last weekend. The special Andy Warhol exhibit was interesting and well done. The permanent exhibit was very impressive in its setup and its educational value. We spent a very enjoyable couple of hours with the exhibits and finished at a very impressive gift shop. With the added bonus of underground parking on a 90+... More 

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Sugar Grove, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A special Andy Worhol exhibition was the highlight of our visit. They gave us an opportunity to create our own silk screening. That is a must do! The staff people there were welcoming and willing to make our visit special. Don't miss the short film on how they completely moved the existing museum structure to it's present location. This is... More 

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Tell City, Indiana, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Traveled from Indiana to attend my first born's wedding. Wedding and reception was held here. Was beautiful! Everyone was polite. My daughter in law took care of arranging for everyone to help the morning of wedding to set up the reception hall. The staff took care of placing chairs in hallway for the ceremony. What a wonderful place for a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Wanted to go last time we were in Cedar Rapids but museum was still recovering from the flood damage. Beautiful set up now. Well done displays of Czech and Slovac national histories and cultures. Displays are well lighted and labels interesting. Lots of pretty cool stuff. Gift store is pretty extensive. Special exhibit and video of Andy Warhol works. Very... More 

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Kansas City, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautiful museum detailing the history of Czechoslovakia. It's not overwhelming and nicely laid out. The building is large (50,000 square feet), but there are just 3 exhibit halls, gift shop plus a theater currently showing A Monumental Move on the hour and 30 minutes after and Andy Warhol: Celebrating Genius at 12 and 42 min after the hour. There... More 

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Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This museum has an excellent rotation of traveling exhibits as well as their permanent collection. The museum was flooded during the historic flood of 2008, but has come back stronger and more beautiful than ever. There is an exhibit right now of Andy Warhol paintings as well as an exhibit about the fall of Czechoslovakia. Whether you're a local or... More 

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Until October there is a wonderful small exhibit from Andy Worhal's portrait period. Along itch the art work is an informative video about his life. His parents were from a region in Slovakia. The underground garage is a real plus with elevator to the exhibits. For a reasonable ad,is soon fee you can view the Worhal's things, indulge in making... More 

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