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American Sign Museum

1330 Monmouth St, Cincinnati, OH 45225-1344
+1 513-541-6366
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Very interesting and a bit of fun

This was on our list of things to check out in Cincinnati "if we had time". I am so glad we found... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Canberra, Australia
Well worth a visit

I didn't come to this with any great expectations, but it was informative and a lot of fun. You... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Greenbelt, Maryland, United States
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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” (60 reviews)
“neon sign” (31 reviews)
“neon shop” (20 reviews)
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1330 Monmouth St, Cincinnati, OH 45225-1344
+1 513-541-6366
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was on our list of things to check out in Cincinnati "if we had time". I am so glad we found the time as it was a great way to spend an hour or so. There is a great deal of history in this...More

Thank DiAndMick33511
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I didn't come to this with any great expectations, but it was informative and a lot of fun. You don't realize how much a part of culture signs are until you really think about it, and this museum demonstrates that to you. I'd recommend the...More

Thank kevinwparker
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did the guided tour at 11am, which is much more interesting than just walking around and reading the plaques on your own - there's no extra price for the guided tour. After the tour we got to see how neon lights are made in...More

Thank hxrae
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A recommendation from a friend who actually makes signs so I went along not exactly enthused! However, I'm very, very happy that I did. A very unusual and really enjoyable attraction. The free tour is essential to add to the outstanding displays. The location is...More

1  Thank PommyPaul
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided to stop here as it seemed like a cool roadside attraction, it did not disappoint. The museum is located in an old factory and the outside is decorated with old signs and statues. The museum itself is quite small overall, but amazing. The...More

Thank Danielle B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The older you are, the better this museum gets. They have every conceivable outdoor sign you can think of, all in generally good condition. I don't think anyone under 15 years of age, however, would recognize most of the signs. Their loss!

Thank ahaskell
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As a designer I have recently taken a real interest in signs especially neon signs. Here in this big 19,000 feet space there is much inspiration.

Thank Derekjfrare
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A Wonderful Trip Down Memory Lane and a history lesson about marketing and art at the same time! Anyone visiting will find a personal connection!

Thank Anne C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This would be extremely interesting for anyone. But for we senior citizens it was outstanding. We lived through many of the different types of signage. We had a free tour which lasted a little over an hour. It was quite fascinating. I highly recommend this...More

Thank TheDawg23
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum is small but so worth the visit. A very informative blast from the past. The outside of the building and grounds are decorated with old signage. The museum is in the building of a converted factory in a historic area of Cincinnati. Visitors...More

Thank Jewella72
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AniKa F
How long are the tours?
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
Can pictures be taken?
12 September 2016|
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Response from spedda | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it is very open to interaction and photos.
Shirley B
if renting the museum for a sat. night what is the cost, and how manny does it hold, can you have anyone bring in food, is there a price difference for afternoon and evening
12 July 2016|
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Response from MSO70 | Reviewed this property |
Check with the venue directly.