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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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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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Small but nice

Enjoyed the museums 10 year birthday celebraation this afternoon. In honor of this event the admission was reduced to $5.00 and refreshments were served which our family ejoyed... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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Brookville, Ohio
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

It was an OK place to visit but their website made it seem like there was more. You can tour the whole place in about 25-30 minutes (more if you read the few plaques they have). It is more interesting for adults, not really a place for kids if you think they are going to be entranced by the neon... More 

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Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed the museums 10 year birthday celebraation this afternoon. In honor of this event the admission was reduced to $5.00 and refreshments were served which our family ejoyed. The museum is small, bur very bright and colorful. very nostalgic. Nice activvity for a rainy day in Cincinnati.

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Cynthiana, Kentucky
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW via mobile

My wife and i went to the muesum last year and was very impressed.We decided to go back and will probably continue to do so.This place is smaller for what some might expect but layed out nice and full of things to see.I do believe the owner is working on expanding, so thats good news for fans like us.We took... More 

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Rochester, Michigan
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

What to do when it's pouring rain on your vacation to Cincinnati? Take a tour of the American Sign Museum! It doesn't look like much if you're walking around alone, but to hear the history and watch the gentlemen actually make a neon sign changes the entire experience. Many resting areas with chairs, so that you can sit and listen... More 

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Grand Blanc, Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Our visit was better than I expected. We went for a rainy afternoon activity. I, unexpectedly, enjoyed learning about the history of signs. The tour said it was an hour long but it was more like an hour and a half. Was totally boring by the end. We had a good time looking at the signs.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We had family visiting from PA with wide range of ages (adults, teens, etc.) so we were looking for a good rainy day option with broad appeal. Although we have lived in Cincy for a long time, we'd never visited the American Sign Museum, but it was terrific. Our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and the stories he shared really... More 

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Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Not only do they have a really large, well preserved and displayed collection, but the guided tour was highly interesting, with plenty of fun facts. After the tour, you can watch sign makers work with the glass tubes and gasses making real neon signs for businesses. Their construction lab is top place to have a neon sign made or repaired... More 

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WINNIPEG
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

If you want to see the history of signs, this is the place. There are signs from the 20's to 80's and others. Twice a day they do a guided tour explaining the development of neon and argon signs, the arrival of different colours, variety of setups, shapes and sizes. They have purchased or have received donations of old signs... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

John and the rest of the crew here really know their stuff! Yes, there's construction in the area, but there is a heads-up on their website. We arrived after 12, and missed the 11:00 tour. We took the self-guided tour, but felt like we were missing something. The museum is really unique (it's the only museum in the USA that... More 

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Windsor, Ontario, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We visited the American Sign Museum while in Cincinnati and found it interesting, educational and nostalgic all at the same time. They had a few signs that I remember as a kid and the 30 minute tour was interesting. The tour took us through time on how different signs were made from neon up to the modern LED signs of... More 

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