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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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Ohio
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95 reviews 95 reviews
27 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

This museum was a fun place for an event, in this case, a birthday party and was a wonderful trip down memory lane as a museum. We had a fun, enlightening evening.

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Hillsboro, Ohio
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286 reviews 286 reviews
60 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

This place is really fun to visit my only problem with it is they need to update there bathroom other than that it was fine and enjoyable.

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Reno, Nevada
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363 reviews 363 reviews
153 attraction reviews
311 helpful votes 311 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

Todd, the founder of the museum, gave our tour. He is an amazing historian of signs. The signs on their own are fun to see. Todd really brings them to life. Rarely do you get to spend an hour with a person who is passionate about their work. The museum is not only signs that light up. It starts out... More

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Cleveland, Ohio, United States
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110 reviews 110 reviews
46 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

I had a nice time walking around this small museum looking at all the old signs from the early 1900s to today. But the price is $15 per person and we literally got done in about 30 minutes.

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Joplin, Missouri, USA
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70 reviews 70 reviews
11 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

The group I practically forced to visit The American Sign museum with me did NOT want to go. They thought it sounded boring and also thought it was a sign language museum. We walked around in awe looking at the old Howard Johnson, Route 66, and other neat old business signs. When we left the place my group thanked me... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

The American Sign Museum is a very cool place to go if you enjoy old school Americana the time and effort they have put in to making and designing this museum if very neat they do offer a tour however I was on a time crunch and couldn't not participate my only complaint is it is a little small and... More

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Saint Charles, Missouri
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

Our family of four toured this museum and enjoyed the variety of signs and the history of them. The tour was worthwhile and very informative. The design of the museum is creative and attractive, however, it's a bit small and we thought it was overpriced ($50 for the four of us). We spent about 1.5 hours here. That being said,... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

We had an awesome time at this museum. There were only a few other people there so I was able to have plenty of fun taking photos of the gorgeous vintage signs. They have their own inhouse Neon shoop which is really cool also. Be sure and stop in.

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103 reviews 103 reviews
3 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

The American Sign Museum is a unique and interesting experience. This was my first time in their new location (they were in fairly cramped quarters before), and they've done a great job with the space making it seem like a streetscape. They have an unusual collection of all kinds of signs across many decades. The exhibits are interesting and informative.... More

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Cleveland, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

A great tour, an amazing museum-- wonderful interpretation. I felt like a kid again! The history of American signage is the history of our main streets and highways. I'm so glad that someone is so professionally and sympathetically preserving this heritage.

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