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American Sign Museum

1330 Monmouth St, Cincinnati, OH 45225-1344
+1 513-541-6366
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Gerat slice of Americana

We ventured to the American Sign Museum while in Cincinnati for my wife's birthday. The people... read more

Reviewed 28 December 2017
Jordan B
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Indiana
A great local find!

I’ve wanted to visit since a friend went and posted on Facebook and finally took the time to go and... read more

Reviewed 13 December 2017
Michael P
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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!
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“guided tour” (77 reviews)
“neon sign” (37 reviews)
“neon shop” (24 reviews)
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1330 Monmouth St, Cincinnati, OH 45225-1344
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+1 513-541-6366
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Reviewed 28 December 2017

We ventured to the American Sign Museum while in Cincinnati for my wife's birthday. The people were friendly and the exhibits were great, especially if you are into Americana and history.

Thank Jordan B
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Reviewed 13 December 2017 via mobile

I’ve wanted to visit since a friend went and posted on Facebook and finally took the time to go and was not disappointed. Once you visit you’ll never look at signs the same way again. Or said another way, you’ll notice signs that you wouldn’t...More

2  Thank Michael P
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Reviewed 30 November 2017

Came here just because I found it on TripAdvisor and the Cincinnati Museum Center was closed for construction. The cost was $15 for an adult. Wandered through for a little over an hour. I enjoyed watching the neon shop make signs. I think you forget...More

2  Thank Windsor999
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Reviewed 13 November 2017

Came here just because i found it on TripAdvisor and we were planning a Cincy day. $15 to get in for adults. Wandered through for a little over an hour. Be sure to walk through the shop where signs are restored. Brought back a lot...More

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Reviewed 13 November 2017

After living in the Cincinnati area for 18 years, we finally visited the Sign Museum today. Wow! What a feast for the eyes! So much history here--scientific, cultural, art.... Do take the guided tour. We will revisit with our Thanksgiving week guests. We simply loved...More

Thank ilovebirdsky
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Reviewed 31 October 2017

For an extra thing to do, I took my teen daughters here on spring break. They both enjoy art in every form. Perfect day trip. I personally learned alot and the girls had a blast!

2  Thank Michelle K
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Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

This is a great place to visit. It was quite enjoyable to see all the old signs. Had a lot of fun. I think it's well worth the visit.

Thank BrenM755
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Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

This is a great place to come for a stroll down memory lane. It doesn't take very long. And it's not very expensive. It's pretty neat to see the history of materials and textures.

Thank Sylvia D
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Reviewed 16 October 2017

Whether it’s from your childhood or from Mad Men, you’re sure to recognize many of the iconic signs at the American Sign Museum. Whether you take a tour or walk through the museum yourself, it only takes about an hour to walk through 60 years...More

Thank ShutterbugSage
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Reviewed 16 October 2017

This was fun stop with our teenage kids while in Cincy. A nice collection of signs that will bring back memories, and a few learning opportunities. An hour or so devoted to the museum is probably adequate for most casual visitors.

1  Thank Dan M
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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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AniKa F
6 January 2017|
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Response from Mary B | Reviewed this property |
Tour length depends on how many visitors show up. The Saturday we went, there were about 40, so the tour lasted about an hour. There was also an option to stay for a Q & A, and to watch the sign makers on site.
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Barb H
12 September 2016|
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Response from spedda | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it is very open to interaction and photos.
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