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American Sign Museum

1330 Monmouth St, Cincinnati, OH 45225-1344
+1 513-541-6366
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Interesting place to spend a couple of hours

Learn all about the sign industry in the USA. Signs from all over the country have been salvaged... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
ajfsurvey
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New York City, New York
American Sign Museum

One man’s efforts to save the history of signs across America has resulted in an amazing collection... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Terry T
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Council Bluffs, Iowa
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We are home to a visual history of American Signage from 1870 through 1970. Hand carved wooden signs, gold leaf, electric light bulbs, and neon all grace our walls and tell amazing stories, especially when told by our founder and avid collector Tod. Take a trip down memory lane and visit us in the Camp Washington neighborhood of Cincinnati!
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  • Average5%
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“neon sign” (38 reviews)
“neon shop” (25 reviews)
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1330 Monmouth St, Cincinnati, OH 45225-1344
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Learn all about the sign industry in the USA. Signs from all over the country have been salvaged and brought here to an old warehouse by an avid collector. Special bounus, there is a neon sign manufacturer right on the premises, and you can spens...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

One man’s efforts to save the history of signs across America has resulted in an amazing collection of just about every type of sign imaginable. Those signs are now on display at the American Sign Museum in Cincinnati. Tod Swormstedt, founder of the museum and...More

Thank Terry T
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Reviewed 3 days ago

That's what I heard from most of the locals when I told them that's how we spent our afternoon...I guess if you're not chaperoning your child's trip, it's not high on your list of things to do. But like most of the reviewers here, we...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

This place is a gem of a museum. First of all it's doable - not some massive museum, but a small one that is so interesting and so much fun. Very colorful and full of memories. Staff are super nice and helpful. One of the...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Wonderful exhibit of Americana via time travel! Located in an industrial section with ample parking on the side of the building which is where you enter. This is one of the cleanest museums I have ever been in. Fascinating displays perfectly place for viewing. Do...More

Thank reddskyy
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum is a MUST SEE if you are visiting the Cincinnati area or even if you are just passing by. The different era of signs are fascinating and will definitely take you in time when they first started advertising. Plan to attend the tour...More

Thank Jocelyn G
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I took the guided tour and I would highly recommend it! Kevin was great and we learned so much about the history of signs. We also got to tour Neon works of Cincinnati, which shares a building, to learn about how neon...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Take guided tour, helps put everything in context. Some very fun signs, and great memories for those of a certain age.

Thank Seth R
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took the tour at the American Sign Museum. The tour guide was amazing! He knew so much about the signs and it was fascinating. I would recommend that anyone who goes to Cincinnati do this tour. It is really great to learn about history...More

Thank Laura M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I read about this attraction and watch Youtube videos before we visited. I was exciting about seeing this unique museum, but wasn't sure what to expect. This museum is amazing! It's arranged in a way that makes sense, and it's fascinating seeing all the signs...More

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Emma S
25 May 2018|
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Response from Rabbit2011 | Reviewed this property |
Only posted restriction is children under the age of 12 and there is even a student discount.
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Emma S
25 May 2018|
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Response from Michael P | Reviewed this property |
I would highly recommend the tour! It’s free and details can be found on their web site. I don’t know that it’s every day.
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Griffin83
24 January 2018|
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Response from rayelus | Reviewed this property |
This is a fun place, but in my opinion a 4 hour detour is too much, unless you are an old sign fanatic,
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