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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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Informative and Interesting

We visited as a stop on a road trip because of my husband's heritage. It was very interesting and... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Rachel P
Columbus, Ohio
Loved this

Interesting tour regarding Czeck origins in USA. Beautiful artwork displayed well. Glass work... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Libby B
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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 4 days ago

We visited as a stop on a road trip because of my husband's heritage. It was very interesting and well done. We learned a lot, and also corroborated many of the stories/legends/history shared from family members. A nice place.

Thank Rachel P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Interesting tour regarding Czeck origins in USA. Beautiful artwork displayed well. Glass work was awesome.

Thank Libby B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great museum of Czech and Slovak heritage and a great testament to the Cedar Rapid community. If you are not from Iowa you likely are not aware this museum was devastated by severe flooding in 2008. Instead of giving up, the community move the...More

Thank Cytraveler26
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You don't have to be Czech or Slovak to appreciate this important museum's history of these peoples. Changing exhibit on Sokol is outstanding.

Thank HomeDallas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Museum is quite wonderful on it's own, but this visit we were able to see a traveling exhibit of Chuily glass pieces. Amazing. They are there until October 2017 and it truly is a must see!!

Thank auvoir
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great museum, everything is really well presented. It is both educational and interesting / entertaining. The museum showcases the history of the Czech and Slovak immigrants in the U.S. and Midwest in particular, as well as the conditions in their home country...More

Thank Yvonne M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Watch the moving the museum movie and you will really appreciate the culture and the community support inside. Dale Chillily art glass exhibit is the icing on the cake - here until October.

1  Thank Susan T
Reviewed 22 June 2017

I visited the museum at Christmas time, specifically to meet with Marj Nedjl in the gift shop. As a child living in CR, I attended Sokol for gymnastics and participated in a few slets. Marj is a talented artist, (in addition to a life long...More

Thank TeeSue
Reviewed 20 June 2017

My dear friend and I ventured from MN and IL to meet in Cedar Rapids to visit this museum and their exhibits. I have been a Dale Chihuly fan for nearly three decades and his 70 pieces took my breath away. This museum could be...More

1  Thank Nancy S
Reviewed 6 June 2017

We enjoyed all of the museum ..don't forget to see the Immigrant House. Loved the Dale Chihuly exhibit. So much to see and learn.

Thank Chris6768
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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.