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“Opening Party - Great Americana on Display”

American Sign Museum
Ranked #7 of 183 things to do in Cincinnati
Certificate of Excellence
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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!
Cincinnati, Ohio
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Opening Party - Great Americana on Display”
Reviewed September 24, 2012

We received an invite to the opening party for the new location. This is a really fun and light-hearted view of American history. Thye have gone to great lengths to provide an educational experience that is lively and exciting. Every nook is packed with the unexpected. It is not a huge place and can be viewed fairly thoroughly in a couple hours. Go, enjoy, take photos, laugh, remember. But mostly...GO!

Visited August 2012
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Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
Level 6 Contributor
123 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“An out of the way gem of nostalgia”
Reviewed September 23, 2012

Located in a unassuming area of town, this museum is nothing less than amazing. They have neon signs from just about every last stand hotel and restaurant that I grew up with as a kid. There are signs everywhere all glowing different colors, flashing and reminding you of earlier days. Well worth the visit.

Visited September 2012
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Columbus, Ohio
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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“Fascinating! Must See!”
Reviewed September 23, 2012

“Fascinating” is the only word I could say when leaving the American Sign Museum. I really didn’t know what to expect. We were lucky enough to get Todd, Founder, to lead our tour. His knowledge is so in-depth, we couldn’t find a question to stump him. Most people don’t really appreciate all the artwork that goes into the design and creation of these signs. The timeline of sign design through painted wood letters to neon to plastics really told American history as well. The American Sign Museum is a must see! I promise, you will never look at another store sign the same. You will start admiring the work in every piece.

Visited September 2012
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Cincinnati, OH
Level 6 Contributor
140 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Nostalgic, but I guess you need the tour”
Reviewed September 21, 2012

We were there as part of a reception, so tours were not in evidence. We just wandered around on our own. Since we did not pay to visit, we didn't feel that we didn't get our money's worth, but would probably not go back. It's something you visit 1 time.

Visited July 2012
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St. Louis
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“A Highlight of our Trip!”
Reviewed September 9, 2012

Located a couple miles from downtown in an older industrial area, but well worth the visit. Be sure to attend one of the tours given a couple of times per day to really understand what you're seeing (the evolution of signs from hand-carved letters to full-sized Holiday Inn neon signs.)

Visited August 2012
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