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National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library

Closed Now: 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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Very nice displays on military uniforms and gear, great pictures

We visited this museum which was left open for us after a wedding inside. The military uniforms... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Pleasant Hill, Missouri
Fun, interesting history exhibit

Super helpful and friendly staff!! Very interesting exhibits of what the Czechoslovakian and Slovak... read more

Reviewed October 24, 2018
Annette P
Superior, Colorado, United States
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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...more
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1400 Inspiration Pl SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404-5918
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this museum which was left open for us after a wedding inside. The military uniforms, various period firearms, and misc military gear were quite good. although it would have been nice to see more historical specs on the firearms. Most of the military...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 10, 2018 via mobile

Nice to learn the history of the Slovaks and Chechen and the history of Czech and Slovak people and there rich history

Date of experience: July 2018
3  Thank AngelaGoldenhair
Reviewed October 24, 2018

Super helpful and friendly staff!! Very interesting exhibits of what the Czechoslovakian and Slovak people endured at the hands of various regimes and how they fought for there freedom.

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank Annette P
Reviewed October 17, 2018

I was in Cedar Rapids on a business trip and I saw the signs for the Museum, being of Slovak descent I had to check it out. The museum has three exhibit areas, a permanent collection and two areas for rotating exhibits. I did not...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Dave15122
Reviewed October 12, 2018 via mobile

My son is part Czech from his father’s side, so was fun to learn about this part of his heritage. Museum covers culture and history. Great gift shop full of Czech items. Very friendly staff!

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank jalowu
Reviewed September 25, 2018 via mobile

Excellent museum. Not huge, but I still feel a bit overwhelmed with all the information and with all the history that was covered in the displays. Make sure you start with the video...I usually skip that, but it definitely helped to understand the details of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank LittlePaint
Reviewed September 13, 2018

There were less items on display than I expected, but the history is interesting! There are recordings to listen to as you walk through parts -awesome. Save time to listen! Pictures and descriptive history displayed too. Nice gift shop.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank 965deborahv
Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

I don’t expect much with museums here. We aren’t a huge city so we don’t always have those kind of resources for something special. The displays here are very well designed though by someone clearly passionate about interpreting history. I would say this is definitely...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank gutterbabies
Reviewed August 27, 2018

Delightful ladies at front desk and in the gift shop. Always willing to share information to make your visit more pleasant. If you like history this is the place with the added benefit of the flood history of the museum. Side note that the outdoor...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Donna S
Reviewed August 26, 2018

What a fantastic staff. volunteers were amazing, I recently learned about my Slovakian ancestor, The museum gave me a refresher course on Czechoslovakian history, older and more recent and helped me to appreciate my heritage. this is a good place to start and then walk...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Response from Misdriver | Reviewed this property |
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