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American Sign Museum

1330 Monmouth St, Cincinnati, OH 45225-1344
+1 513-541-6366
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One of Ohio's Best Kept Secrets

The American Sign Museum in downtown Cincinnati is one of those roadside attractions that if you... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Paul L
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Columbus, Ohio
Fun, but a little pricey for what it is

This was a little bit of a trip down memory lane as we saw familiar signs from times past. We were... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dmarkwind
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Kansas City, Missouri
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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“guided tour”(77 reviews)
“neon sign”(37 reviews)
“neon shop”(24 reviews)
About
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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Hours Today: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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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"
in 12 reviews
"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 yesterday

The American Sign Museum in downtown Cincinnati is one of those roadside attractions that if you don't know about it you may miss it. Hidden away just north of downtown in a warehouse is a collection of neon signs & other things that have been...More

Thank Paul L
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a little bit of a trip down memory lane as we saw familiar signs from times past. We were the first tourists to arrive the day we visited, and we stayed about an hour, which was longer than most folks. The advertising signs...More

Thank Dmarkwind
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Who knew all this about signs? Interesting and a little quirky - fun to learn about the history and process of signage. Admission of $15 - it's worth it.

Thank mplsman2016
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I loved this museum. It was just fun! A great variety of signs and a heavy dose of nostalgia. Make sure you take the tour - some of the placards don't make sense without the context that the tour provides. That was my only complaint....More

Thank taraship
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a fun stop. It's a huge but not overwhelming collection of historic signs. Great collection of Americana.

Thank Chilli09
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

if you love commercial art, make time to stop during your next visit to Cincinnati. The signs are presented close together, giving the impression of a drive down a busy main street at night. The neon signs are the most fun (not surprisingly). They have...More

1  Thank VikingVikingViking
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A really well done museum on the history of signs in the US. Many iconic brands (Holiday Inn, McDonald s, Big Boy) are represented. The progress of signs as lighting technology progressed was surprisingly interesting. This museum is housed in an active historic sign repair...More

Thank garhuff
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I were invited to attend a private function being held at the Sign Museum last summer. I have to say what a fun place to do so. While I will agree with a few of the other posters that it is a...More

1  Thank Mike N
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Reviewed 5 weeks 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

1  Thank LisaL1616
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Reviewed April 17, 2018

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

1  Thank Christy N
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Griffin83
January 24, 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
January 5, 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
September 12, 2016|
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Response from spedda | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it is very open to interaction and photos.
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