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American Sign Museum, Cincinnati

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  • August 12, 2017
    Stopped by on a friends suggestion and it exceeded my expectations! Well worth a visit for some throw back fun - what I really enjoyed was all the amazing info and history they have annotated the sign...  more »
  • August 8, 2017
    When I found this attraction online, I was immediately intrigued. It is a wonderfully charming, interesting, and nostalgic place. I agree with many other reviews that the tour is a must. You will find...  more »
  • August 6, 2017
    Arrived on a Sunday afternoon after hearing all the good things on Trip Advisor. Definitely was not disappointed. This really is a must do when in Cincinnati! We did the tour with Kevin (tour guide). ...  more »
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  • June 14, 2017
    If you like history and bright lights! Great for my artistic family to explore. Signs from history, all over the country, some local Cincinnati favorites too. Tours are informative (might be a little talky for younger children, not a lot of touching either). Great location for photos! You can rent the building for events too, really cool! Parking is free, tickets are reasonable. Good for a weekend day trip towards the city.
  • June 14, 2017
    A bit smaller in terms of physical dimensions than what I had originally imagined, but they pack so much into a small space. I was able to come during a Wednesday afternoon when there wasn't many people there. The didactics for each sign are very informative and you can get a sense of history throughout societal changes and sign design changes. The neon sign making tutorial was the best part. The neon sign makers worked with neon and argon gas during the demonstration and walked the tour through every stage of the process. Terrific. The tour guide we had for the signage was subpar, I was hoping for more stories about the signs and more technical facts, but it was perfect for kids and people are new to sign design. (I'm a designer and have a pretty good sense of art and history in terms of environmental signage). Great museum experience
  • May 2, 2017
    Great little museum dedicated to the history of signs. Showing signs ordered by type from wood to modern plastic, you can explore on your own, but the greatest thing is the tour. The guide was enthusiastic, very knowledgeable and last but not least entertaining. The tour lasts about an hour and makes the visit really worth it. The tour doesn't cost extra. They said they are looking into doubling the space, do it will be worth checking back again later.
  • June 28, 2017
    Very knowledgeable tour guide at the Sign Museum and great demo at Neon Works. Best museum visit I've had in a long time.
  • June 16, 2017
    I'm so proud to be a member of the American Sign Museum. Todd has done such a great job putting it together along with all of the volunteers.

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