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American Sign Museum

1330 Monmouth Street, Cincinnati, OH 45225
513-541-6366
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Ranked #10 of 87 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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North Carolina
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Such a fun place to visit! So glad we made the time to stop here. We did not arrive in time for the guided tour, so we went through the museum on our own. Informative, quirky and lots of lights! :) A must see if you are in Cincinnati!

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81 reviews 81 reviews
79 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

Without the tour, it's just a place filled with different signs. It's beautiful but dull. But with the tour and the enthusiastic tour guide. It's a magical land with signs, history, story, technology, expertise , and fun. Be sure to join the tour. The tour info is available online

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Learn so many things. A great way to spend a few hours, very unique. A good place to take visitors, definitely would go back again.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This museum was recommended by a casual acquaintance when we were talking about our upcoming trip to Cincinnati. We decided to make the stop as we tend to enjoy finding those lesser known attractions. It was really worth the stop - just check for when the tours are given and, if possible, take one on a weekday. You're treated to... More

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Augusta, GA
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236 attraction reviews
205 helpful votes 205 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This is one man's collection of American iconic signs as well as a neon sign making business attached where you can spend about 30 minutes learning how neon signs are made, including watching them heat and bend the tubing. Fun place.

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Brookfield, Wisconsin
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Tucked into a industrial area this is truly a hidden gem. I had no idea what to expect but this is a mother lode for lovers of Americana, history, nostalgia and those who enjoy the unusual. I highly recommend taking the tour since out very knowledgable and entertaining tour guide Kim made what we would view as mundane come alive... More

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Carmel, Indiana
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 via mobile

Really enjoyed our visit and found the displays fascinating. The tour is a must! Both a great journey through sign technology and a interesting view of American history. Definitely worth the visit.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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39 reviews 39 reviews
23 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Great! The curator/owner is knowledgable and obviously this is a passion. Really interesting and now everywhere I go I notice signs I would not have noticed before and often wonder.... Does he have that sign?

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Although not very large, the space is filled with large, lit signs grouped by period. Obviously a work of love backed by a deep appreciation and understanding of the sign industry and impacts of various design and technology evolutions.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This was the last stop on our way out of Cincinnati and it made for the perfect road-trip send off—suddenly those fast food signs along the highway became a lot more interesting. I'm not really in the age group where these signs would be nostalgic to me but they were still amazing to see. What really made the museum were... More

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