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American Sign Museum

1330 Monmouth St, Cincinnati, OH 45225-1344
+1 513-541-6366
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Don't miss this fun stop!

What a great place! I had seen this listed as a possible stop on our recent Cincy trip but my... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
LisaL1616
great way to travel through time

Four of us, all in our 50's & 60's, decided to visit the American Sign Museum on a rainy Saturday... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Christy N
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Kentucky
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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 good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“guided tour” (77 reviews)
“neon sign” (37 reviews)
“neon shop” (24 reviews)
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1330 Monmouth St, Cincinnati, OH 45225-1344
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+1 513-541-6366
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"guided tour"
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"neon sign"
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"neon shop"
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"sign making"
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"walk down memory lane"
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"big boy"
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"howard johnson"
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"light bulbs"
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"wedding reception"
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"a small gift shop"
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"minute tour"
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"step back in time"
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"free tour"
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"american history"
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"unique experience"
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"neat place"
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Reviewed 5 days ago

What a great place! I had seen this listed as a possible stop on our recent Cincy trip but my friend didn't have it on her "bucket list" and we almost didn't stop. SUPER glad we did. If you like the history of how America...More

Thank LisaL1616
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Four of us, all in our 50's & 60's, decided to visit the American Sign Museum on a rainy Saturday afternoon and it was time well spent! From old hand-painted storefronts with gilded lettering and "See Rock City" barns through the gaudy blinking lights and...More

Thank Christy N
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My niece and I are on a weekend, off the beaten path trip. We stopped here and was not disappointed! It was sooo cool and very interesting. The signs, whether neon, porcelain or wooden are amazing! The fella at the admission desk was helpful, friendly...More

Thank mackinawcitylvr
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is such a neat place. Would recommend this to everyone. Great history lessons to be learned here. Really enjoyed our visit.

Thank Becky G
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are looking for a different type of museum, this is it! Our millennial daughter and son-in-law took us to the American Sign Museum during our recent visit to Cincinnati. The museum is expertly curated and chock full of reminders from a past era....More

Thank Jane O
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great place to visit. The tour was terrific and Jesse our tour guide was very knowledgeable. A great insight into the history of signs and the exhibits were excellent The other highlight of the tour was the NeonWorks of Cincinnati workshop. The...More

Thank lizshires
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you want to know about the history of signs, this is your place. Featuring the very first sign boards that evolved in the late 19th century, to the signs from early 20th century, post WWI, and WWII signs, this place is a plethora of...More

Thank SDR007
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Reviewed 18 March 2018

We were headed to Cincy and decided to check this place out. While I think the admission is a little high, I take it with a grain of salt because lighting all the signs does cost. The museum is small but interesting especially if you...More

Thank Julie W
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Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

Having read some reviews, I was worried this attraction wouldn’t hold our attention for very long. I was wrong. Our tour was terrific and provided a great overview of sign history. Definitely worthwhile. Tours are at 2pm. Schedule your visit around this, as a self-guided...More

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Reviewed 18 March 2018

I was at the museum for a seminar and during our breaks we could explore the space. I was surprised by the variety and size of the pieces. Many reminded me of my younger days. The museum is just a 100 minute car ride from...More

Thank Peter B
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Griffin83
25 January 2018|
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Response from rayelus | Reviewed this property |
This is a fun place, but in my opinion a 4 hour detour is too much, unless you are an old sign fanatic,
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AniKa F
6 January 2017|
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Response from Mary B | Reviewed this property |
Tour length depends on how many visitors show up. The Saturday we went, there were about 40, so the tour lasted about an hour. There was also an option to stay for a Q & A, and to watch the sign makers on site.
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Barb H
12 September 2016|
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Response from spedda | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it is very open to interaction and photos.
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