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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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American Sign Museum

We scheduled a tour and got there 30 minutes early, we were able to walk around and take pictures, then came back for the tour. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable, and always... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We scheduled a tour and got there 30 minutes early, we were able to walk around and take pictures, then came back for the tour. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable, and always asked us, if we had any questions, so I felt he wasn't in a hurry, which was nice. After our tour, we were able to go inside... More 

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LaPorte, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

I loved this place. It was interesting and brought back a lot of memories. $10 for seniors was very reasonable since I'm sure their electric bill is high. It probably only took an hour to see it all. My favorite was the large McDonalds sign flashing 15 cents. It was very clean and well-maintained.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Was there for a group meeting a while back and found it more interesting than expected. It's a sign place, so if the idea is not interesting just skip it, but I found it to be worth a visit if near the area. It is very well done.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We love old neon signs and will stop if we see one to take a picture. But nothing compares to seeing so many lit up in one location. The museum is setup very nicely and was just a joy to visit. They allow and encourage pictures and that made it even more fun. I am so thankful that there are... More 

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Hershey, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

What a passion the founder had for a unique segment of Americana! There are signs of all shapes and sizes. Some are 100 years old. To get the full scope and details of this museum I would suggest taking one of the scheduled tours. Our guide was so informative and obviously enjoyed sharing the history of signs in America. One... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

This is a gem. I strongly recommend the tour; you learn so much about the history of this distinctive American craft -- and about the way history shaped it -- that you'll never look at signs the same way when travelling. The collection is far ranging, from small to large, from national to local, from very old to very new.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

We always love to find hidden gems and this place was one of them. The place is filled from floor to ceiling with lights and signs going back to the early 1900's. Take your time and enjoy as you will probably miss something. Our 2.5 month old loved the lights as it is like being in Vegas. We took the... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Very small for what I thought we were going to go into but the walls were lined with signs! So cool, and a nice little date night!

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Warren, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Visited the museum in-between the ballpark tour and the baseball game so we were somewhat on a time crunch. The exhibit was $15 a person and in my opinion that was overpriced because it took less than 15 minutes to walk through the museum. As previously stated, perhaps if we had more time, we would have taken the museum guided... More 

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Spring Hill, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Very neat Museum, definitely take the tour or it would not be as interesting. Lots of neat old signs. Brings back memories. Stay for the little demonstration at the end on how to make a neon tube; worth it. Learned a lot of things I never knew! My husband was very skeptical when we pulled up, but ended up having... More 

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