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American Sign Museum, Cincinnati

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Specialty Museum · Hidden Gem · Museum
The museum is home to the history of American signage over the last century. Signs from the late 1800's are hand painted and gold leafed. Milk glass letters illuminate the electric age alongside bare bulbs. The thirty's gave rise to neon signs and a rainbow of new signs. Post war, plastics became quite popular.

All these era's come together on Main Street, where we've recreated a streetscape you'll have to see to believe!

It's a great family activity, and the most unique party space in Cincinnati!

For information on guided tours and event, please visit our website!
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  • This was such a fun, unique stop on our visit to Cincinnati! Who know there was so much about signs?! We both found it interesting and the whole museum is really neat. We spent about an hour here...  more »
  • This was a great way to spend an afternoon. After walking through the history of signage and letters, you enter a world of neon and flashing bulbs mixed with impressive, eye catching fonts and a look....  more »
  • We're local and this museum has been on our to do list for while. Being a 95+ degree summer day, we brought the kiddos with, for a cool indoor activity. The facility, while in an old industrial area, is better than expected. Much time and money has been invested into the place, and it shows in every detail. That said, the museum is a bit smaller than we expected. If you studied all details I'd expect the visit to take 45m-1h. Price of admission is a bit high given volume on content.
  • This hidden gem of a museum was on my agenda as we traveled back from Canada. The museum has guided tours and has an excellent on line word and sound tour for each section. Any age group would enjoy this museum. If you are a boomer it will give you recollections of a past of bright gaudy signs and neon lighting up the night. Easy access for mobility scooters. It is all on one floor and their is a working sign repair facility in the middle that you can watch repairs and new fabrication. An American gem.

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