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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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interesting museum

The permanent exhibits in this museum reflect the Czech and Slovak background of Cedar Rapids... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
West Branch, Iowa
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Very nice place, large, good seating. We were only served appetizer's but they made sure that... 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 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
+1 319-362-8500
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The permanent exhibits in this museum reflect the Czech and Slovak background of Cedar Rapids. There are also very good short term exhibits.

Thank daylily984
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice place, large, good seating. We were only served appetizer's but they made sure that everything was kept full and the line was always moving.

Thank 2871Bill
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Relocated to higher ground after the historic and destructive flood, the Czech and Slovak Museum offers an illustrative history of these Slavic peoples. Including native costumes, locations, and traditions. Out back there are some home from Czech settlers to the area. Tiny in size, but...More

Thank RandyKasal
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a wonderful small museum. I enjoyed both the Sokol and Chululy exhibitions, as well as the immigrant home. But I thought the main exhibition - about Czech/Slovak history and immigration - was exceptional. The timely issues and questions posed about the nature of...More

Thank MrsKNj
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The exhibit of Dale Chihuly glass art is amazing. I was not familiar with his work before but really admired the pieces on display. Certainly follows the quality for which Czech crystal is known. Many beautiful colors. A new favorite.

Thank Robin S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library is hosting two outstanding temporary exhibits, in addition to its excellent permanent exhibit. Until Oct. 1, 2017, the exhibit "Chihuly Venetians" displays several of glass artist Dale Chihuly's masterpieces, including a huge aquatic-themed chandelier. The exhibit "Twists...More

1  Thank Joseph S
Reviewed 16 August 2017

With free underground parking and a minimal admission fee, treat yourself to a delightful 3 hours. The building is modern and very clean. The exhibits are very well laid out and informative. We truly learned a lot going back to 1,000 AD

Thank Robsy5111
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Cedar Rapids shares a long Czech and Slovak history. The museum has survived the flood and slowly rebuilt the collection. Parking is easy. The guides are knowledgeable.

Thank Seyanson
Reviewed 8 August 2017

I am so glad I went to the czech and slovak museum! I had seem a prior collection of warhol prints during his later period but seeing the film about his life and how he developed his craft was outstanding. The chance to make an...More

Thank Marcia M
Reviewed 8 August 2017

This museum tells about how the people of slovakian countries were treated by Hitler and how many died during that time in ww11. the displays are very real and truly tell a story. The imigrant house was also very interesting to see both how it...More

Thank Anna H
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19 August 2015|
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Response from Gayle T | Reviewed this property |
I personally would not take a 4 year old to the museum. I feel the museum is geared more for adults...with a couple of hours I would try the Playstation, off Collins. A road trip= little ones need to stretch and unwind.