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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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Beautiful old signs

I visited sign museum with my wife. Signs are beautiful and they have a tour guide who tell u history of these signs and it's origin. Good place for one time visit.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
Ekagar S
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 via mobile

I visited sign museum with my wife. Signs are beautiful and they have a tour guide who tell u history of these signs and it's origin. Good place for one time visit.

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

The collection is limited and mostly neons. The $15 entry is on the higher side considering you won't take more than 45min max browsing the collection. I was to early for the guided tour. May be that would give better value for money.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

The museum is really unique. We walked though before the guided tour. Recommend walking around several times because every time we did we saw something we didn't see before. The guided tour is very informative and and the guide was great. Small museum but very cool.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

This sounded interested when I read about it on Trip Advisor but I didn't expect it to be SO good. We didn't plan to do the narrated tour but since we got there at 10:45 and the tour was at 11 we decided to take it. We had a quick wander thru the museum waiting till 11 then Tod, the... More 

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Arlington, Texas
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39 reviews 39 reviews
15 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

The museum is in an old warehouse in an industrial part of town. We arrived at 10am, opening time, and it only took about a half hour to go through it. However, it was a great half hour. The focus is on neon so the museum is very colorful. It feels like you’re in Las Vegas. After going through we... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

I give it an average rating because it was closed the two days I was in Cincinnati! Gah! That's important to know when making your plans. Otherwise, FIVE STARS! This place looks amazing, and my three star review is mostly sour grapes because of the lack of accommodation. One day...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Really enjoyed the museum! I highly recommend the guided tour. It does not cost extra and the guide is very entertaining as well as highly knowledgable about the history of american signs.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 via mobile

We visited here a few weeks ago and thought it was wonderful. The $15 was not bad at all, and you get a tour guide who tells about some of the signs. We are in our mid 20's and really enjoyed seeing all they had to offer. I thought it was very well done and so neat to see everything... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

We enjoyed this place but all felt the $15 admission was quite steep. If you are into old signs of all types you will enjoy a look. I don't even think we were in theer for 45 minutes.

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Beavercreek, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

I love advertisements, especially learning the history behind the transitions from hand drawn window advertisements to metal shapes to bulbs to neon. I went for a work social so I did a self-guided tour. I want to go back and do the guided tour because I am sure there will be more story and life brought to the signs. However,... More 

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