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American Sign Museum

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posted August 12, 2019

Groups visiting the Cincinnati, Ohio, area have plenty of sights to see in this vibrant city on the banks of the Ohio River, including several area museums. One interesting choice is the American Sign Museum, the largest public museum in the U.S. dedicated to signs.

The attraction offers a unique look at the art and history of commercial signs and sign-making. Groups can view American signage from early, pre-electric signs adorned in gold leaf, to the earliest electric signs, and from beautiful art-deco neon to modern plastic-faced signs.

Be sure to check out the Signs on Main Street display, which re-creates a typical U.S. Main Street, complete with shop windows full of sign-related objects, curiosities and samples. Another must-see is Neonworks of Cincinnati, the neon workshop where you can watch tube benders making modern-day signs.

Groups can explore the American Sign Museum on their own, listen to an audio tour on their phones, or have a more in-depth experience by taking a 60-minute guided tour that covers a century of sign history, starting in the late 1800s.

For more information, email the American Sign Museum’s Brad Huberman or go to

Top photo: Display at the American Sign Museum
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