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American Sign Museum

1330 Monmouth St, Cincinnati, OH 45225-1344
+1 513-541-6366
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Interesting little museum.

On outskirts of downtown. Interesting collection of old neon, light bulb-lit signs and advertising... read more

Reviewed 29 April 2017
Neil D
Surprisingly good time

you might think, how interesting could a sign museum be? Go here and you will not only be amazed... read more

Reviewed 26 April 2017
Boston, Massachusetts
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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!
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“guided tour” (73 reviews)
“neon sign” (35 reviews)
“neon shop” (23 reviews)
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1330 Monmouth St, Cincinnati, OH 45225-1344
+1 513-541-6366
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Reviewed 29 April 2017

On outskirts of downtown. Interesting collection of old neon, light bulb-lit signs and advertising signs. Took a tour with guide, which gave a better appreciation of the pieces. Admission price a little steep, especially if a family wants to visit. Shouldn't really take more than...More

Thank Neil D
Reviewed 26 April 2017

you might think, how interesting could a sign museum be? Go here and you will not only be amazed at the collection but you will be educated on the many changes and innovations that have gone into signs over many years. Great history and a...More

Thank LShank2014
Reviewed 26 April 2017

This is an outstanding museum outside of downtown Cincinnati. It is a very unique place, and has a wow factor from all the bright signs. This museum won't take you more than an hour or two to get through, but it is very educational, and...More

Thank phipfwe76
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

This was a fun low key place to take my teenage daughter who was getting museum overload. We missed most of the tour, which sounded really interesting and informative. We learned a lot about the evolution of signs and looked at examples from different periods....More

Thank RJDev
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

Fun time spent with my husband. It is not a huge museum, but beautifully done. It almost felt like walking down the street in the past.

Thank Tammy H
Reviewed 19 April 2017

My husband and I looked around for a bit before the tour started and we are so glad that we stayed for the hour long tour. We both left with so much knowledge of the history of signs. As we were sightseeing Cincy the next...More

Thank CVilleGal2015
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

They only do guided tours twice a day (we didn't realize this until we went). Only caught the last 5 minutes of the first one and really wish we could have done the whole thing. Did get to see and listen to the guys at...More

2  Thank Jessica C
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Wonderful museum, a lot of fun. You can spend an hour or more! Very informative and stay for the tour if you have time!

1  Thank Harrisny
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Visiting family in Cincinnati from England we were taken to the American Sign Museum which we really enjoyed. Loved the interesting informative tour of the history of advertising signage over the centuries which included a visit to the attached independent sign workshop. All the staff...More

1  Thank jojothom57
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

This is a fun, quirky museum. We had a tour that was fun and informative. The big signs are really interesting to see up close. A must see museum!

1  Thank lizt117
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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.
Barb H
12 September 2016|
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Response from spedda | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it is very open to interaction and photos.
Shirley B
13 July 2016|
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Response from MSO70 | Reviewed this property |
Check with the venue directly.