No visit to Kokomo is complete without a tour of the Kokomo Opalescent Glass Factory. In business since 1888, this is Kokomo’s only gas boom era factory still in existence today. In fact, they are also the oldest manufacturer of opalescent and cathedral stained glass in the world. People have been coming to take the “behind the scenes” tour for decades and for good reason. I have toured the Kokomo Opalescent Glass Factory several times and still enjoy watching and learning about the unique and very interesting techniques used in making glass. Come take the fascinating tour where you will watch hot molten glass ladled out of a 12 pot furnace and then rolled into colorful sheets of art glass.
Their hot glass studio is also located in the factory where skillful glass blowers create very unique and custom pieces of work. A demonstration is shown on the tour.
Group tours are scheduled by appointment only. However, public tours are given for individuals and families every Wednesday and Friday mornings at 10:00 a.m. (no tours are given in December.) Take special note that no open-toed shoes or sandals are permitted.
1310 South Market Street, Kokomo, IN 46902