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National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library

1400 Inspiration Pl SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404-5918
+1 319-362-8500
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Beautiful Building and Gorgeous Location

The National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library is such a beautiful building and sets like a gem stone... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
HelenL88
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Great new museum

We went as a family for a day trip over spring break. We all enjoyed it. Especially the videos of... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Pamela G
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Ankeny, Iowa
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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 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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1400 Inspiration Pl SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404-5918
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library is such a beautiful building and sets like a gem stone near the Cedar River. Be sure to view the video that shows the amazing move of the gigantic building after the floods of 2008 to it's...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went as a family for a day trip over spring break. We all enjoyed it. Especially the videos of when they moved the museum after the 2008 floods. We also liked the tour of the immigrant house.

Thank Pamela G
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Reviewed 14 March 2018

Admire the work on crystals, jewels and ornaments. Know about the history of the Czech people during WWII. Appreciate the work done to rebuild the museum after it suffered the effects of flooding. The ticket is little bit expensive in relation with what it is...More

Thank Milton H
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Reviewed 27 February 2018

We take family here when visiting and always enjoy the visit. My kids age 11 and 8 get kind of bored, there are some hands on displays but a lot of reading.

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Reviewed 20 February 2018

We had our wedding reception at the Czech Museum and the staff was incredible. Our pictures turned out beautifully because this museum is just beautiful. They have a nice gift shop and the attached parking garage is very helpful and awesome for those that are...More

Thank Shelby A
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Reviewed 14 February 2018

Small, but very well-done. Unique in that it focuses on a specific people's history in Iowa. Nice setting near the river.

Thank Jeffrey M
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Reviewed 1 January 2018

We visited the museum for their Christmas celebration, and it was lovely. They had a special holiday market that was fun to check out, and special holiday music. But the museum was terrific and well worth a visit any time of the year. The "Faces...More

Thank Marla106
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Reviewed 27 December 2017

Interesting displays that are beautifully presented. The history of the Czech settlers in the city and the area are displayed in the museum and on the grounds. They have many special events, check their calendar to see what's happening.

Thank 123rtyu
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Reviewed 18 December 2017

I am originally from CR and spent my childhood in and around this area. It was so nice to remissness areas that I had spent much of my time in when I lived here. The information here at the Museum was very informative.

Thank billm2575
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Reviewed 4 December 2017

We went to the National Czech Museum last weekend for the Christmas Market and had a great time. They had great displays about Czech clothing and jewelry that were very interesting. A historic home on the grounds that shows how one Czech family lived in...More

Thank Crystal K
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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
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