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American Sign Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Open today: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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A hidden delight

I had no idea this even existed in my home city until I found it on Trip Advisor. It's a really... read more

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AnnetteS805
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Cincinnati, Ohio
Great little place to see some history

Took family of 4 (12 & 14yo) and spent about 2.5 hours. The museum is laid out nicely with lots of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jeremy J
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Lewis Center, Ohio
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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...more
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1330 Monmouth St, Cincinnati, OH 45225-1344
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Reviewed yesterday

I had no idea this even existed in my home city until I found it on Trip Advisor. It's a really cool display and very interesting tour. The only reason I gave it 5 stars is it's in an industrial type setting, so kind of...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank AnnetteS805
Reviewed 1 week ago

Took family of 4 (12 & 14yo) and spent about 2.5 hours. The museum is laid out nicely with lots of historical facts that go alongside all the signs here. No matter your age you will recognize signs from the past that spark a memory....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jeremy J
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to visit when you are in Cincinnati! Put this on your list! You feel like you are traveling back in time. During our visit, we met a woman performing a sign preservation and detailing for a Vintage 1946 Ford sign. Pretty amazing! Front...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I also make custom signs for retailers, so when I heard about this museum I came by. Glad I did. This is a place of history showing how advertising, marketing, branding developed in America. Sometime I felt like being in a casino with all the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very pricey, $15 Adult entry. We walked through ourselves. Probably would have gotten more out of it if we did the tour.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Bob r
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here today for the first time. As a photographer always looking for new and unique spots to photograph. This place definitely delivers on that. So much history in there and arranged so well. A must visit!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank stevezeinner
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were pleasantly surprised by the quality of the museum, the variety of signs and the fun and wonderful tour of the museum. We strongly recommend arriving in time to take the free tour - you will appreciate the museum more by learning the history...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank cincyohio10
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I read a few articles about this museum on line. We were going to be in Cincy anyway, so we stopped. It is easy to find. Right off Hopple Street on I-75 S. Left on Hopple to UC and right on Hopple for the museum....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Venice245
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was able to go here for a private party in the evening. This is a great place to have a small event. The setting is unique and gives your guest a memorable experience. Didn't know this place existed.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 123RobinF123
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've always enjoyed artistic neon signs, which this museum has many examples of, but they have much more. It is well worth timing your visit for one of the guided tours. We arrived early, so walked through reading the interpretive signs, followed by the guided...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Laura W
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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 michealp648 | 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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