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American Sign Museum

1330 Monmouth St, Cincinnati, OH 45225-1344
+1 513-541-6366
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This place makes you smile

This place just puts a smile on your face. At least it did for me. Just plain old good fun watching... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Helsinki, Finland
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Awesome ! One of the most interesting museums I have been too and I have been to many. Highly... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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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!
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“guided tour” (61 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 4 days ago

This place just puts a smile on your face. At least it did for me. Just plain old good fun watching old signs, either neon, lit up, carved or anything else, with lots of recognizable signs and lots of nostalgia. My main complaint? I wanted...More

Thank Hagar08540
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Awesome ! One of the most interesting museums I have been too and I have been to many. Highly recommend the guided tour!!

Thank SPG565
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We picked this place as our first stop in Cincinnati, and it exceeded our expectations. The staff is extremely helpful and friendly, and the museum is well organized and interesting. We went through first on our own, but waited for the tour which strongly enhances...More

Thank Jeanne722
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went to The American Sign Museum to pass time since I was waiting for a Red game. I got there at 10:20 am and pretty much walked it in 25 minutes. I told myself it was okay at best. I saw reviews talking about...More

2  Thank Terry M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Takes no more than 30 minutes to walk through the very small collection of signs here. Hardly worth the admission price of $10 for seniors, $15 for others. Spend your money at the Packard Museum instead ($5 admission and much more interesting).

1  Thank JerryVirginia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is an off-the-beaten-path little gem, but so worth the trip. We loved it! So nostalgic and interesting. Our guide Kevin was knowledgeable, as well as enthusiastic. It's a can't miss when in Cincy.

2  Thank bbrandt4
Reviewed 1 week ago

I am always down for a stop to some unusual type touristy spot….biggest ball of yarn? I’m in! My son and I were planning a trip to Bowling Green, KY. It’s a serious drive from Northeast PA, so I was looking for things to stop...More

2  Thank cuucuu4karaoke
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a really wonderful day trip for us. The exhibits are amazing. Be sure to go for the guided tour - the docent was excellent and she had lots of great information. We loved being able to talk to the neon sign makers at...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The American Sign Museum was a thrilling trip down a part of America's nostalgic past. Not only that, but you can even see part of that history in the making at part of the tour. Very good price and only takes about 2 hours. See...More

Thank JTF697
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a hidden gem in Cincinnati; complete nostalgia around every corner. Learning about the different lighting and how the process works was a surprise bonus, but just standing under all the brilliance, it's truly a beautiful place to hold a party or wander through...More

Thank Sherie K
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
AniKa F
How long are the tours?
6 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
13 July 2016|
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Response from MSO70 | Reviewed this property |
Check with the venue directly.