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American Sign Museum

1330 Monmouth Street, Cincinnati, OH 45225
513-541-6366
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Ranked #11 of 86 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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Midlothian
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62 reviews 62 reviews
14 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

This was a unique experience. To see so many signs from yesteryear brought back quite a few memories. My friends from Cincinnati did not know of the museum. They were very impressed. I would definitely recommend checking out this museum.

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New Jersey
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134 reviews 134 reviews
51 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

This is a great place to visit. We took the tour and it was well worth the price of admission. The tour took you through the history of signs and explained in detail about each period of signage. The guy doing the tour was great and made the tour very interesting. After, the tour we went back and looked at... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Seeing all the old signs was cool , brought back a lot of memories. Love old neon signs , specially ones I had seen when they were being used by the business.

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Hellam, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Very interesting and unique attraction. You must do the tour and the neon demonstration to get all the facts and history of how sign advertising has evolved in our country. The museum space is easy to walk through and offers many different varieties of signs and the evolution of paper signs to neon.

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Waukesha
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

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
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

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
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

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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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

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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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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