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National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library

Open Now: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Great museum

This was the first stop of the research trip as a large community of Czech people inhabited this... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Vicenza, Italy
Czech & Slovak culture

"The Immigrant Experience" is a permanent exhibit, and temporary exhibits occur regularly... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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 6 days ago

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 2 weeks ago

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

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank JB H
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
Thank TOBruce
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
4  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
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February 8, 2019|
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Response from LittlePaint | Reviewed this property |
It's a museum, why would you expect them to have a bar?
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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