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American Sign Museum

1330 Monmouth St, Cincinnati, OH 45225-1344
+1 513-541-6366
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Way more than I expected

I really wasn't sure what to expect when my wife dragged me to this museum, but I left really... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Eric H
Columbus, Ohio
via mobile
Cool and very interesting

The museum has done a very good job of telling the story of the evolution of signs. The neon signs... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Griffin, Georgia
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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!
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good23%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“guided tour” (62 reviews)
“neon sign” (32 reviews)
“neon shop” (21 reviews)
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1330 Monmouth St, Cincinnati, OH 45225-1344
+1 513-541-6366
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I really wasn't sure what to expect when my wife dragged me to this museum, but I left really surprised and impressed with this place. It's a nicely dressed warehouse converted into a "sign museum". Yes, u need a warehouse to hold some of the...More

Thank Eric H
Reviewed 3 days ago

The museum has done a very good job of telling the story of the evolution of signs. The neon signs in particular are a sight to see.

Thank travelingbeliever1
Reviewed 4 days ago

Huge collection of older business signs crammed into an old factory right off I-75. Admission is the same price whether it's guided or self guided, it's worth it to get there for the guided tours at 11 and 2 (double check times on their website)

Thank Jeffrey M
Reviewed 6 days ago

Very easy to get around and view all the signs. Liked you could go with a tour guide or by yourself. Nice history of how signs have evolved over the years. Nice side trip.

Thank judgeteacher4life
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Our family makes a point of visiting odd, off-key museums and this one didn't disappoint! The signs and information along with them made for a great experience. Hubby and I had fun hunting for items from our home state and town. I love that you...More

Thank ClaytonTraveler202
Reviewed 1 week ago

I read several reviews about how small of a place the museum was before going. Yes, agreed - it is small, but a fun place to walk through. Guaranteed several signs will have you recalling moments from your past. If you enjoy posters and lettering,...More

2  Thank Joan S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Although it's in an industrial neighborhood, they have their own fenced in, off-street parking. It's a small museum, but they pack a lot inside. The interior is very nice and clean as are the restrooms (like-new). There are many signs and a lot of history....More

Thank Steve N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really impressive smaller museum. Extremely clean and organized. Free tour was very interesting. Signs take you back to days past.

Thank Amanda S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a place. The signs and explanations were great but the best was the tour from the founder, Tod. Learned so much new about the history is signage. Love to see Americana preserved like this. Worth your time to stop here.

Thank redjeep14
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Thanks to trip advisor, I visited this unique place with my kids. I have lived in Cincinnati for 15 years and never heard of it until I was checking for something to do locally. We loved it but do take a guided tour as it...More

Thank CharleneVe
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AniKa F
5 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.
Barb H
12 September 2016|
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Response from spedda | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it is very open to interaction and photos.
Shirley B
12 July 2016|
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Response from MSO70 | Reviewed this property |
Check with the venue directly.