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National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library

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Czech Museum

This museum was moved from a previous location to the flood of 2008. Not far from the current... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Patricia S
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Czech History and More!

What a great place to visit! I learned so much I never knew about Czech history. The exhibits... read more

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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 3 days ago

This museum was moved from a previous location to the flood of 2008. Not far from the current location and was the largest move made. I live her in Cedar Rapids. If you are interested go to You Tube videos and look up Rising Above,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great place to visit! I learned so much I never knew about Czech history. The exhibits, videos, etc. are well done but for me, the best part was the display of Czech costumes. They were fascinating. The amount of hours and hours and...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our daughter is going to school in Cedar Rapids and we have some family that came from europe, specifically the around Prague. We visited here and enjoyed the visit. Some interesting exhibits and the library was great. Our daughter has been doing ancestor research and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed the exhibits and the movie about the building move after the 2008 flood. Nice gift shop and friendly staff. Best part is the covered, indoor parking!

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of our favorite museums in Iowa. The permanent exhibits are interesting and the special exhibits are educational. We saw the recently opened Revolution 1989 exhibit and learned a lot about this time in history. Staff are helpful and friendly.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 11, 2019

This was the first stop of the research trip as a large community of Czech people inhabited this town. We first headed to an area called New Bohemia but found out it had just little to do with the Czechs as it was just called...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed January 28, 2019

"The Immigrant Experience" is a permanent exhibit, and temporary exhibits occur regularly. Excellent gift store. Theater has films.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 6, 2019

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 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
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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
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Yoshi H
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Response from verchad | Reviewed this property |
We spent a few hours there
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It's a museum, why would you expect them to have a bar?
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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