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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: +1 319-362-8500
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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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I meant to stop many times before and I am so happy I finally did. The volunteer gave an informative tour of the immigrant house and the costumes and travel poster temporary... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Borneo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I meant to stop many times before and I am so happy I finally did. The volunteer gave an informative tour of the immigrant house and the costumes and travel poster temporary exhibits were very good. However the best part was the permanent collection filled with thought-provoking reminders of how quickly freedoms can be lost in the face of hatred... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

They have high quality rotating exhibits. The main exhibit were very interesting and educational. You won't spend a ton of time here but it is a good stop for solo travelers wanting to learn more about the culture, and families with kids. The clothing section was amazing!

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A unique museum that show how people came here from the countries of Czech and Slovakia. The clothing displays are excellent.

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Idaho
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The descriptions of totalitarian control is well done and all young people need to see this. Very good and our only complaint was the lack of recognition of Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher in their role of bringing down the rule of Communism.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016 via mobile

I visited this museum during a community event. It's beautiful, and holds a lot of history that takes more than one trip to absorb.

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Thank Jamie G
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

So much to see and so much to learn. We had such a wonderful time when we visited the museum, it was fun touring all the different exhibits.

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Panora, Iowa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016

My Czech friend was skeptical when I told her about this place. But once inside we both really enjoyed it.

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Qrendi, Malta
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

This is a really well laid out museum. It was very interesting and a lot more comprehensive than we expected. Worth a visit.

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We're so glad you enjoyed your visit! Thank you for stopping in - we hope to see you again soon! More 

Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

I recently visited the National Czech and Slovak Museum to see the Andy Warhol exhibit. It was fascinating, not only to view his works, but to learn about his life and I even got to try my hand at creating modern art.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016 via mobile

My expectations for this museum were exceeded greatly. Really fantastic exhibits, friendly staff and not overwhelmingly huge. Must see in Cedar Rapids.

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