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5 Foreign-Themed Towns in the United States


5. Czech Village, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Czech immigrants arrived to the Czech Village community in the 1880s, and, though most of the Czech population has moved on, it still holds on to its Czech tradition. You’ll find several Czech restaurants, bakeries, bars, some shops selling imported goods, and even the Czech and Slovak Museum and Library. The community was devastated by floods in 2008 — though Czech Village is in the process of rebuilding.

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Katie Waldeck

Katie is a freelance writer focused on pets, food and women’s issues. A Chicago native and longtime resident of the Pacific Northwest, Katie now lives in Oakland, California.


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10:45AM PDT on Apr 16, 2013

Thank you for sharing.

7:51PM PDT on Apr 9, 2013

I am surprised that Kimbalton Iowa was not mentioned for it's lovely dane community! My guess is that you had not heard of go check it out. *smile* It's lovely!

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3:39AM PDT on Mar 29, 2013

My hometown is 30 minutes from Tarpon Springs - one of my family's favorite things to do is to take a day trip over there. It's really touristy, but it's a lot of fun!

9:26AM PDT on Mar 27, 2013

Factual inaccuracy in the blub about Leavenworth, Washington: The other town mentioned, Solvang, California; is NOT Bavarian is is SWEDISH themed, just as Kingsburg, California is.

3:50AM PDT on Mar 27, 2013

Very interesting and can be followed up with so many more culture themed communities like all the Chinatowns and little Italy's peppering our great nation. Thanks for a great read!

9:56AM PDT on Mar 26, 2013

Thanks for sharing.

7:08PM PDT on Mar 25, 2013

I'm ready for a road trip, and I know just where we are going thanks to Katie! Thank you for the wonderful article!

12:28PM PDT on Mar 25, 2013


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