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American Sign Museum

1330 Monmouth St, Cincinnati, OH 45225-1344
+1 513-541-6366
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Wonderful!

This place is just so fun. The museum guides were nice and knowledgeable. We were lucky to be... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Carrie L
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Ohio
Very interesting and informative.

Highly recommend taking the guided tour (no extra charge). It provides a lot of good information... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jerry B
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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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“neon sign” (42 reviews)
“neon shop” (27 reviews)
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1330 Monmouth St, Cincinnati, OH 45225-1344
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is just so fun. The museum guides were nice and knowledgeable. We were lucky to be there at the time they were starting a guided tour.

Thank Carrie L
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Highly recommend taking the guided tour (no extra charge). It provides a lot of good information and the guide can often set up a tour of the onsite neon shop where you can see signs being made.

Thank Jerry B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

you could spend all day in here just reading all about everything. the store front facades are very well done! I think they look even better than Universal Studios. So much history here, and well displayed.

Thank lk0407
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We routed our trip home from vacation specifically to visit this museum. If you are interested in roadside Americana or the evolution of advertising, you will definitely enjoy this museum. Even if signage and neon holds no specific interest for you, chances are you will...More

Thank ymibhdu
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stopped here to take a break while driving on I-75, what a neat spot! The museum is very well kept and the staff is very nice. I did not have time to take the tour, but would definitely stop again to do the tour.

Thank Chelsea P
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well we showed up at this place with low expectations and got our headphones and off we went to look at the exhibits. Like a lot of self guided tours, I found it kind of lacking. We then joined a guided tour and the place...More

Thank ATLAS313
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Well, if you’re anywhere near Cincinnati and you love history this is the place. Super cool signage going back over 100 years with historical facts everywhere. Admittedly my crew is a bit quirky in what they find interesting, but this place is wow amazing in...More

Thank jazzyinc
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Begun by a descendant of the founding publisher of the magazine for the signage industry ("Signs of The Times"?), this Museum captures the history of signage from ancient to modern times in displays, explained by entertaining docents (on group tours twice/day Wed-Sat covered by the...More

Thank GREG M
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My family had been wanting to visit for some time. We aren’t local, but this was our backup plan to celebrate a birthday on a rainy day. We can’t wait to go back! So many nostalgic signs, beautiful lights and friendly staff. Some of the...More

Thank sharpestrn
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We weren’t sure what to expect as we drove through a largely industrial part of town on a rainy day. Welcomed by a vintage Holiday Inn sign we made our way into the museum. Parking is convenient and free. The staff were welcoming and we...More

Thank Lucky0214
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Emma S
25 May 2018|
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Response from Rabbit2011 | Reviewed this property |
Only posted restriction is children under the age of 12 and there is even a student discount.
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Emma S
25 May 2018|
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Response from Michael P | Reviewed this property |
I would highly recommend the tour! It’s free and details can be found on their web site. I don’t know that it’s every day.
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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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