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National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library

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Address: 1400 Inspiration Pl SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404-5918
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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A taste of the Czech Republic in Cedar Rapids

This is a very quality museum. The permanent Czech History exhibit is very good. It is reasonably interactive and kept the attention of my 8 year old son. They also do a good job... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
James W
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a very quality museum. The permanent Czech History exhibit is very good. It is reasonably interactive and kept the attention of my 8 year old son. They also do a good job of getting special exhibits. We have enjoyed one on Christmas traditions and one on the holocaust. You can usually visit in 2 to 3 hours. Be... More 

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Decorah, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My teenager is obsessed with Andy Worhal and was very excited to see his work at the Czech Museum. My 9 year old lobed the hands on activity and we all enjoyed the other exhibits. Over all a great experience.

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We went to a free/no cost event last year. It was entertaining and had a good learning environment that even my 3 year old daughter enjoyed at the time. I would recommend for friends and families. It sometimes has admission cost for different events.

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peosta, ia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very interesting and informative museum. Also a great short documentary film on the moving of the museum after the flood.

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Muscat, Oman
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited the place from Iowa city. A lovely architecture and very well maintained. Spic and span and lovely environs. A lot of history of erstwhile Czech Republic. A good inhouse tour. A must visit during a tour of Iowa.

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Cedar Rapids
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Today was the day I had set aside to go out into my community and see churches and museums and the like. This was number two place to see on my list. Everytime I drive by this place I still remember how it used to sit; it was counter-clockwise from its new position. You see, the Flood of 2008 took... More 

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The beautiful Czech museum is a must see for locals and travelers alike. Beautiful museum and now they have the Andy Warhol exhibit. The people and staff are friendly and the gift shop is exquisite. Make sure to give yourself at least two to three hours. Fun exhibits and great fun

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Who knew we had a world class museum right here in Cedar Rapids? Wonderful changing exhibits as well as fascinating Czech and Slovak history. Highly recommend!

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Wilmington, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went specifically to view the Andy Warhol Exhibit. I never knew his family came from Czechoslovakia. The information about his childhood and career was really interesting. For the pieces on display they had information about his inspiration. A short film ran continuously in the room. I wasn't a big fan until I saw some of his works in person... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Worth a stop. You need a couple of hours at least but you can move at your own speed. We almost lost this stuff once. There are some items that you will only see here or in Europe. Some of the things unique to this Iowa location only.

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