We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: 1400 Inspiration Pl SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404-5918
Phone Number:
+1 319-362-8500
Website
Today
12:00 - 16:00
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 09:30 - 16:00
Description:

Expanded 50,000 sq. ft. building opened in July 2012 with a world-class...

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

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 231 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 165
    Excellent
  • 55
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
I like it

Personally I like it but my kids don't share the same view, its like a museum and my kids are younger so they are more into parks etc,

Reviewed 4 days ago
macybaily82
,
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Add Photo Write a Review

231 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 231: English reviews
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
1 review
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Personally I like it but my kids don't share the same view, its like a museum and my kids are younger so they are more into parks etc,

Helpful?
Thank macybaily82
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great historical displays for Czech and Slovak, A video explains how the museum was moved to its new location after the flood.

Helpful?
Thank Karen6703
Bismarck, North Dakota
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library back i November of 2016 with my husband (we had just married a few days prior), my sister, and her husband. This isn't my first visit, but wanted to show my husband what a great museum, and gift shop exists here in the Czech Village in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. We loved... More 

Helpful?
Thank Amieala
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Level Contributor
8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A valuable part of our neighbourhood. Informative friendly folks. Continually changing interesting exhibits

Helpful?
Thank danjohnsongs
Ames, Iowa
Level Contributor
117 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

What I especially like about this museum is their expansive approach to their subject. I've seen excellent exhibits about famous Czech Americans, about Czech artists as well as about the Czech & Slovak experience in the United States.

Helpful?
Thank ColetteSouth
North Liberty, IA
Level Contributor
73 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Museum was hit by flood in 2008 and was moved to new location. There is a lovely little theatre where you can see a film about the move. The gift shop is fantastic - you can shop there without buying admission if you want to grab a gift for someone or yourself. The staff is super helpful and friendly. Free... More 

Helpful?
Thank rebeccapeteca
Dubuque, Iowa
Level Contributor
45 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

I took my kids here for the first Saturday Students Get In Free deal. It was very interesting. We were there over 2 hours and still didn't get to do everything. My 7 and 8 year old want to go back, which says something for a museum. They had crafts for the kids, a storyteller, and more. If we didn't... More 

Helpful?
Thank Kimshiro B
Mesa, Arizona
Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Some good exhibits to remind everyone of the cost of freedoms and an impressive history of the building in its own right

Helpful?
Thank Joe C
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Level Contributor
29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Took my grandmother and aunt here. It was a special craft day. Beautiful with horse and carriage rides. The museum is elegant and well done. A little small, but nice.

Helpful?
Thank MBSAH
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Level Contributor
8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 14 February 2017

If you are in Cedar Rapids Iowa or even close, this is a must see museum. The building is beautiful. They have a very interesting permanent exhibit and always have one or two temporary exhibits. Be sure to allow plenty of time!

Helpful?
Thank ecila1

Travellers who viewed National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library also viewed

 

Been to National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?