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American Sign Museum

1330 Monmouth Street, Cincinnati, OH 45225
513-541-6366
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Ranked #7 of 90 Attractions in Cincinnati
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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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!

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Elizabeth, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

I needed to find something to do to kill some time while visiting Cincinnati. This museum was definitely something different. It was very interesting but small. I don't think it's big enough to charge $15 per person. Glad I went but wouldn't go back.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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52 reviews 52 reviews
11 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This is a photographer's paradise. And if you just like Americana, you will love it, too. This is also a great place to host a private party or reception. Imagine the opportunities for great wedding photos! The neon signs here not only document the history of outdoor advertising, but also demonstrate how we love color and flash. You will find... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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21 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We had heard about the American Sign Museum but had not been yet, we took the chance when we saw the Groupon deal. We went on a saturday early afternoon and there was plenty of room to walk around and see everything. It is near Camp Washington Chili, which isn't the best neighborhood but they have their own parking lot... More

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41 reviews 41 reviews
24 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

there is a lot of history packed in the place. tour is great and interesting! thanks john! a lot of good information and on top you get multiple great shots!

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Indianapolis, IN
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49 reviews 49 reviews
19 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Highly recommend. I will tell you that our GPS had us turn the wrong direction on Monmouth. From the intersection, it was entertaining that you could not see the "sign" for the Museum...You need to pay for the tour. Lots of information provided. Take as many pics as you want. You can even rent the facility for weddings or meetings.... More

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Chicago, IL
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We never would have know about the American Sign Museum had it not been for Groupon. We were planning a trip to the Cincinnati area and stumbled upon this. What a great find! We took a Saturday a.m. tour and learned a lot about the history of signs. Definitely a trip down memory lane! We're a family with three teenage... More

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McComb, Mississippi, United States
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

I love old Americiana History. This was a very cool collection of local signs from the early 1900s on. A little pricey for the size of the museum but for me it was worth the visit. They seem pretty new so maybe they will continue to grow. Also, in the back there were two guys blowing glass for neon signs... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

The sign museum features some beautiful signs. The best part os the recreation of a town from the past. Makes you feel like uou went back in time with the gas station and barbershop. Only negatives are the cost and the size(amount of signs) . For the size and amount of signs the cost is pretty high $15 adults and... More

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Lexington, Kentucky
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42 reviews 42 reviews
21 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

On a recent trip to Cincinnati my wife and I were looking for something to do. We found the Sign museum on TA and we know we had to go! We were not dissappointed in the least (other than they didn't have a shotglass for our collection) but I digress. My wife found a groupon for buy one get one... More

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Chesterfield, MO
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125 attraction reviews
248 helpful votes 248 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

I loved the American Sign Museum. First I walked around, then went on the guided tour. I highly recommend the guided tour, you get a great deal more information than what is contained in the plaques. I was expecting a bunch of signs in an old warehouse, which was actually true. But the warehouse has been extensively renovated and is... More

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