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American Sign Museum

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Address: 1330 Monmouth Avenue, 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
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We are home to a visual history of American Signage from 1870 through 1970....

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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At first I thought it would have parking size signsbut this museum (although small in stature) was large in neon! great place for entire family with great decor and they also use... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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montreal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

At first I thought it would have parking size signsbut this museum (although small in stature) was large in neon! great place for entire family with great decor and they also use the space for weddings....Loved it!

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Paris, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We needed something to do on a rainy day so we drove up to visit this museum. It's a 40,000 square foot warehouse. We roamed on our own for about 45 minutes and stayed for the tour at 2:00. Tour gave a lot more history and the timeline of sign making. Tod (the founder) took us on the tour, so... More 

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Ormond Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 333 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum is open Wed.-Saturday, 10:00 a.m.- 4 p.m.; Sunday 12 p.m.- 4 p.m. We thoroughly enjoyed taking the 11:00 tour (also offered at 2:00) and highly advise that you take the time to tour rather than self-guide. There is no extra charge for the tour, but there is an entry fee of $15 (see below for discount information). There... More 

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Thank Pamgoes
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Totally enjoyed this quirky little adventure! We weren't there for the tour, but still enjoyed this well laid out and surprising museum. You can tour it all in about 30 minutes, so some may feel it is not worth the price, but it's one of a kind and very cool. I would recommend it!!

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Franklin, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visiting the American Sign Museum was a step back in time. It was fun seeing the neon signs from so many years ago.

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Thank MSO70
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We were charged $15 each and there was no tour. It took us all of 15 minutes to leisurely stroll and take a few photos. It was not worth $15 to just walk around. If the tour was supposed to be included, we were ripped off. The guy at the counter said "I'll be right here if you have any... More 

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Cincinnati
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

We've been here twice for a fundraising party - it is super cool!!! Several of us commented that it would be great for a wedding. Take the time to try it out - it's worth it!!

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

Strange location, but really special! The guides have great information that helps greatly. The event space works well for parties, but can feel a bit empty.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

you'd never guess what was inside this delightful museum because the outside seems a bit rough but GO IN!!! A treat for history buffs or anyone.

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Frederick, MD
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

We really enjoyed our trip to this museum. Our guide did a great job explaining the history of America's signs. So many were very familiar from my childhood. Definitely worth the visit.

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