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American Sign Museum

1330 Monmouth Street, Cincinnati, OH 45225
513-541-6366
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Ranked #10 of 85 attractions in Cincinnati
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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! « less
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Waukesha
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

If you are into advertising or graphic design I suggest checking this place out. Unfortunately when we went they weren't giving tours that day but it was still worth checking out. Lots of old advertising and neon signs from different areas. Plus you learn the history of how signage started. Something different that you can't see everywhere

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Watertown, Massachusetts
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

Stopped by to till some time on a business trip and grabbed the afternoon tour. It was really neat and I found it interesting but I'm glad I hooked on to the free tour as it put things in much better perspective.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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45 reviews 45 reviews
19 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

This was a very neat place. I think the cost is a little high for the size of the museum. You definitely want to take the tour though I can't see how it would be good without that. IT was 40.00 for 3 of us and we walked thought it in 20 minutes then took the tour which gives you... More

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Rawdon, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

We had a great time at the museum! We took the guided tour with the founder. Many many many interesting informations and lots of nice things to see. We were with our 7 yo daughter and she liked it, even if she doesn't understand english very well (we speak french at home)

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

I love to see businesses flourish and this is at the top of my list. I first became acquainted with the museum when it was a small place in an artist's enclave and my sister and I had a personal tour with the owner and curator. The new venue is spectacular. Seeing pieces of history restored and on display warms... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

What a fun 90 minutes! Anyone over 40 will remember the original Big Boy, McDonald's and other great signs from family summer road trips. Very interesting lessons on Neon, Theatre/Movie artwork and all kinds of other signage from days gone by. The Main Street recreation is very charming. Worth the trip--then head to the Northside for an interesting take on... More

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Murrieta, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This sign museum is very well designed and easy to go through at your only pace. Free ample parking on site. Three of us took the tour (a must). The tour is an hour long and covers the whole museum (the museum is not that big). The tour guide was excellent--he knew his subject, answered any and all questions and... More

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New Orleans, Louisiana
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Stopped by not knowing what to expect. Arrived just in time for the tour. Highly recommended. The tour guide was friendly, knowledgeable and enthusiastic about his subject. He fielded all questions well and was patient with the kids. There was plenty to see from well-known signs to obscure but interesting ones. Will entertain both those that enjoy history and pop... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This is a really different kind of Museum. Takes you back to your childhood!! Very cool place for any kind of function as well.

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SignMuseum, Manager at American Sign Museum, responded to this review

Hello and thanks for taking the time to write a review of your visit to the American Sign Museum. Unfortunately when you visited in Jan 2014 we had not yet had the resources to have more gift shop options. We now have what I think are very fun t-shirts, coffee mugs and baseball hats. All with new logos that represent... More

toronto
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

If you are a design enthusiast or love vintage advertising signs, lights etc.. you will love this small museum. You can rent out the space for wedding etc.. and that would be just plain cool. Very interesting to see the evolution of advertising signage from pierced metal, multiple light bulbs to neon. Loved the vintage motel signs and we took... More

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