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National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library

Closed Now: 09:30 - 16:00
Open today: 09:30 - 16:00
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History buffs will love, and of course Czechs!

There were less items on display than I expected, but the history is interesting! There are... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Lincoln, NE, United States
Surprising Museum for Cedar Rapids

I don’t expect much with museums here. We aren’t a huge city so we don’t always have those kind of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Cedar Rapids, 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...more
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1400 Inspiration Pl SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404-5918
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Reviewed 5 days ago

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.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Delightful ladies at front desk and in the gift shop. Always willing to share information to make your visit more pleasant. If you like history this is the place with the added benefit of the flood history of the museum. Side note that the outdoor...More

Thank Donna S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a fantastic staff. volunteers were amazing, I recently learned about my Slovakian ancestor, The museum gave me a refresher course on Czechoslovakian history, older and more recent and helped me to appreciate my heritage. this is a good place to start and then walk...More

Thank JudyTomB
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very new, neat, crisp, and clean museum that celebrates the Czech and Slovak heritage in an interesting and colorfully accurate way. Throughout there seems to be an undercurrent of how much these peoples struggled for their freedom over the years and how proud their...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Kids loved the virtual reality option, although the content seemed a bit lacking for them. The dress up section was a hit as well. The museum that focused on the revolution was well thought out with a variety of methods to tell the story.

Thank nanette v
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This Is An Amazing Place To Visit! Learning About What These Women Did With Beads Was Truly Amazing As Well.The History About Everything Was Great! If You Are Ever In Cedar Rapids Visit This Museum.

Thank msccee1
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We sadly didn't get there in time to see the museum, but did get to see some beautiful workers in the foyers outside the museum. The gift store staff was kind enough to stay open a little late to let us explore the treasures it...More

Thank umbek
Reviewed 10 August 2018

Stopped here this afternoon with my group. What an informative stop this was. Be sure to allow at least 2 or 3 hours to thoroughly experience everything.

Thank travelvaluetours
Reviewed 6 August 2018

If you're interested in history in any way, this is a fascinating museum. They had a well researched display about Czechs during World War II and another beautiful exhibit of art made by African women using Czech glass beads.

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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