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American Sign Museum

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Address: 1330 Monmouth Street, Cincinnati, OH 45225
Phone Number: 513-541-6366
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wed - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Description: We are home to a visual history of American Signage from 1870 through...
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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A fun afternoon

I would definitely call ahead and reserve a spot on the guided tour. I mean, the signs are cool on their own, but the tour guide puts them in context by telling their history in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
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Greater Cincinnati
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

I would definitely call ahead and reserve a spot on the guided tour. I mean, the signs are cool on their own, but the tour guide puts them in context by telling their history in the order that the various genres were used. It's a great way to spend an afternoon when you just have to get out of the... More 

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Lorain, Ohio
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Even if you have no links to signpainting (or 'signmaking' as it is referred to now, as few people actually paint!) you will be delighted by the variety of signs located in and around this establishment. For a very reasonable fee you get a history of signmaking, an education about sign-making techniques and materials, and an adorable recreation of a... More 

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Noblesville, Indiana
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

My wife and I went with another couple to the American Sign Museum in Cincinnati. Not knowing what to expect, we were very pleasantly surprised by this wonderful place. They must have traveled the entire country to acquire these amazing signs, many of which gave us overwhelming feelings of nostalgia. Our group represented ages 38-41, and we all really enjoyed... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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44 reviews 44 reviews
34 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A special friend visited this museum. His goal in life was to make people smile. His memorial celebration was held here - he would have loved the party!

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Belfast Maine
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3 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We visited and were educated and entertained by the depth of the displays and the color and excitement and warmth. Anyone would have a great time. They have a live working for real neon shop on premises and we went in as part of the 2:00 tour and it was ILLUMINATING! I recommend to take the tour. Thanks to all.

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Cincinnati
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32 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Neat to see. Tour was great, and a must do if you go. Wish we would have gone on day when neon shop was open. Our 12yr old enjoyed it, but young kids would probably be bored.

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Muncie, Indiana
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3 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

The American Sign Museum has a bit of something for everyone, whether young or old, local to Cincinnati or a visitor. The collection is interesting and the display is impactful, while it is easily viewed in a couple of hours. Being an Baby Boomer, it was fun to see some of the forgotten commercial icons of my childhood, and it... More 

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Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Excellent museum but not very big. Displays are well laid-out and a lot of fun to see. The admission is $15 for adults and with the tour guide it was worth it; he explained the history of lighted signs and how signs changed over the years; also they demoed how neon signs are made. If you just walk around without... More 

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Milford, OH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

My group of 14 adults came here for the tour at 2pm on Superbowl Sunday. It was busy even so, but plenty of room here for all. Our tour guide John did a great job of giving us lots of interesting information on our 50 minute tour; it is the way to go - can't imagine why you'd want to... More 

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Leawood, KS
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24 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

This is a small museum with very big memories to share of neon signs of another era to include McDonald's, Holiday Inn, Howard Johnson's, etc. and many other nostalgic trips down memory lane. This is a fun stop to reminisce about days gone by and gives you a good feeling when you leave. A small gift shop of mementos rounds... More 

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