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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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Very fun museum! We took a guided tour, which didn't cost any extra, and we were lucky enough to have a tour from the founder of the museum. Very informational and very cool.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2014
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Muncie, Indiana
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Muncie, Indiana
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Very fun museum! We took a guided tour, which didn't cost any extra, and we were lucky enough to have a tour from the founder of the museum. Very informational and very cool.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

This is a fun place to see . It's a small place but it's very interesting . My daughter and I took silly pictures of each other . It was a wonderful walk down memory lane.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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42 reviews 42 reviews
5 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Unique and quirky museum...definitely worth a visit. Guide gave a great talk about the history of sign-making and all the neon glitz is great fun and great Americana Artistry.

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Chesterland, Ohio
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136 attraction reviews
286 helpful votes 286 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

The American Sign Museum is a lot of fun. It's less than a mile off of I-75 in a semi-industrial neighborhood but that should come as no surprise as it is part sign shop and part museum. I new it would be great as I pulled into the parking lot: They have a huge bucket of Kentucky Fried Chicken (not... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

This was such an awesome museum! Very original and has a really cool story behind it. While it's not very big and doesn't take much time to go through, I still think it's worthwhile checking out. Don't be alarmed when you're driving to it; it literally is in a weird neighborhood and suddenly appears out of nowhere.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

Off the beaten track but not far off I-75 lies a little gem of an attraction. Large signage you grew up seeing along the highways with a very educational twist. Eclectic museum that would be more suited in Portland, OR than Cincinnati, OH.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

This is a small museum but loaded with all sorts of neon signs, old and new. There are tours which explain the history of neon and how it's grown and changed over the years. One part is laid out like a small town with storefronts, window displays, and of course, neon.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

It you have an interest in the history and style of signs thru the years than this place is for you. Make sure you take the free tour, it's very informative.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Me And my mom came here from Michigan for an event and decided to go to the different attractions the Cincinnati had to offer so we decided to come her first. This place had lots of cool sign. With all the different time periods my mom said it was just like when she was my age. The only thing that... More 

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Fisherville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

If you want to take a cool little history trip around a very uniquely designed museum, this is a great stop. If you like taking photos, like me, you'll love the recreated, jam-packed 'mainstreet' with its ridiculous amounts of signs. This is a surreal and interesting spot for some photos.

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