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American Sign Museum

Address: 1330 Monmouth Street, Cincinnati, OH 45225
Phone Number: 513-541-6366
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Ranked #6 of 64 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...
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Type: Museums
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wed - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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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Cincinnati, Ohio
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

I love quirky, off-beat, off-the-beaten trail attractions. That's why I like the American Sign Museum. This relatively new museum is a labor of love for its creators and their quest to preserve and represent commercial signage as artwork (or at least icons) of modern America. This history of the development of signage plays out in a 20000 square foot converted... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Tucked in a really out of the way corner of Cincinnati, this museum is like a history lesson in the dreams of so many how founded businesses through their signs. Seeing all the old signs of enterprises now long gone brought back many memories and smiles. It is a truly unique place.

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

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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53 reviews 53 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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102 reviews 102 reviews
21 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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
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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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54 reviews 54 reviews
20 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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7 reviews 7 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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 attraction reviews
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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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