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“Some interesting art, a few other interesting pieces” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Czech Center Museum

Czech Center Museum
Ranked #116 of 284 things to do in Houston
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Austin, Texas
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116 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“Some interesting art, a few other interesting pieces”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2013

I was a little disappointed by the Czech Center Museum. The building is quite large, but a lot of the space is banquet space that the museum rents for special events. I just did not find a whole lot of interest, although I did enjoy some of the paints, and there were a few other interesting things there. Given the $6 entry fee, I don't know that I would recommend the CCMH.

Visited April 2013
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English first
Pearland, Texas
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68 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Best Kept Secret In Houston's Museum District!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2013

You don't have to be of Czech, Slovak or Slavic to enjoy the grandeur of this fine museum and meeting place. For a modest fee, one can enjoy the many varied examples of extraordinary Czech crystal, fine table ware, elaborate embroidery and paintings by many different artists. One can spend an hour or a day exploring the facility. One can plan a wedding or any other occasion including catering and musical entertainment. There is plenty of off street parking and the location is very close to the Metro Light Rail Stop. If you are shopping, try the excellent gift shop as well.

Visited December 2012
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Melbourne, Australia
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138 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“very enthusiastic”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2012

This was something of a surprise as we knew nothing about Czechs being in Texas. It seems that many Czechs as well as Germans came to East Texas in the late 1800s and early 1900s.

Various paintings and displays gave one a feel for the culture back home.

The formal ball room areas was understandably a nice setting for weddings.

The gift shop selection is certainly different

No fee was charged but a donation encouraged

Visited December 2012
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California
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350 reviews
97 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“Sincere”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2012

This one doesn't even make it into the AAA book which is a shame. There are about a half million folks of Czech descent in Texas who have through their community support built this small museum to promote interest in this part of Texas history. Worth a visit.

Visited May 2012
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Houston, Texas
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98 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Transport yourself into Czech lands while in Houston...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2011

You can really feel the Czech Culture and Heritage walking into this beautiful baroque palace located in Houston's Museum District. They have a wonderful collection of Czech antique crystal and pottery. It is a very interesting and learning experience....! Do not forget the Prague Gift Shop, they have lots of beautiful presents, all kinds and prices for all budgets.

Visited June 2011
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