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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 great

This was a step back in time and we learned a lot! Only sign museum in U.S. Is growing. Really enjoyed seeing the collection. Worth a visit

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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Newport, Tennessee, United States
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Newport, Tennessee, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

This was a step back in time and we learned a lot! Only sign museum in U.S. Is growing. Really enjoyed seeing the collection. Worth a visit

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Poole, United Kingdom
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Very interesting museum. Great talk about the 100's of signs that they have on display Some really old some up to date Fluorescent, neon, plastic they are all here at the Sign Museum

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Richmond, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We attended a wedding & reception here and we enjoyed the environment more than any wedding we have been to. The museum itself is great and there is much to see and the environment they create for a private event is second to none.

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Columbus, Indiana
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35 reviews 35 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We went on their 10 year anniversary so their admission fee was only $5. It was well worth the $5! It's a small museum packed full of interesting signs. They had all kinds from metal, light up with glass and plastic. They even had a little shop in the back where a man was making some. A nice man was... More 

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Pittsburgh, PA, USA
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

This is a sensational place to experience the development of American signage, from the very early days. If you look around these days, you'll realize that almost all signage is the same, and by that I mean dull! In the ASM there are big, splashy pieces, virtually encircled with neon, but there are also the older hand-painted signs and a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

This was a really fun and interesting stop. Be sure to stay for the tour! There was a lot of information about the signs along with a huge amount of enthusiasm from the tour guide!

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Brookville, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

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

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

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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