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“Signs everywhere”

American Sign Museum
Ranked #7 of 189 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!
Reviewed July 22, 2013

It was nice and bright and beautiful neon. They take aaa discount so don't forget your card. Gift shop could have been a little larger but we enjoyed it.

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Reviewed July 15, 2013

We really enjoyed this unique little museum. It is very colorful and nostalgic ("I remember that sign!"), and we learned a lot as well. Founder Tod Swormstedt led a tour for the two of us and another retired couple--very worthwhile. We were also lucky enough to see a neon sign being repaired in the shop after the tour. Tell your friends! This place is a gem.

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Reviewed July 14, 2013

Visited here with my family of 4 (2 boys ages 10 and 12) - and we really loved it. It was not that expensive, only $30 for all 4 of us, which included a VERY informative tour. If you are going to go here, DEFINITELY do the free tour! It is a must, and is give by the founder of the museum who is a wealth of knowledge on the subject. His family has been in the sign business for over 100 years. He definitely knows his stuff! The tour lasted about an hour, and he gave lots of information about all of the signs, the history of the different types and evolution of signs, etc. He told us he could probably talk about 4 hours and still wouldn't cover everything. He answered questions afterwards, and even talked longer with myself and my husband as we talked about the road trip vacation we were on. He even gave us some suggestions of places to visit that are local secrets. So wonderful!

The museum itself is not very large, but is absolutely PACKED with signs and things to look at. It is so colorful and eye catching and everything is displayed very well. The designed "Main Street" section is really awesome! Anyone who likes signs or graphics will really love this place. Even for the kids it is appealing. There is a small gift shop that sells tshirts, magnets, books, etc. We ended up spending about 2.5 hrs there. I would say that would be the minimum I would recommend. A wonderful stop!

Thank Ritawiebner
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Reviewed July 10, 2013 via mobile

3 adults and 1 7 y/o, we had a blast. The tour was very interesting, not so much for the 7 y/o (however no worries, the museum is a small enclosed building we allowed him to wonder the museum - every corner he turned he was still visible). Seen on the Pickers and excellent visit.

Thank Mindy V
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Reviewed July 9, 2013 via mobile

My husband and I really wanted to see the museum, but we also had our children with us who are in their 20's. We loved the museum and to our surprise so did our children. Great place to go, really a pleasant surprise, a lot of neon signs.

Thank deb52_11
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