It is no surprise why Kokomo Opalescent Glass (KOG) is one of Kokomo’s most visited attractions. From families to large tour groups, visits are often requested for the KOG factory tour. The fascinating tour takes you behind-the-scenes through the glass-making process from start to finish.
In business since 1888, Kokomo Opalescent Glass is America’s oldest art glass company. Watch as ladels of hot, molten glass are carried from the furnace and carefully poured and cooled into sheets of beautiful art glass. In fact, KOG makes over 22,000 variations of sheet glass! The glass is packaged and shipped all around the world to be used in a variety of projects by glass artists.
The factory tour also includes a look into the KOG Hot Glass Studio where skilled glass blowers create custom and unique items. A variety of gift items made from Kokomo glass, including paperweights, votive candle holders, vases, ornaments, and even marbles are sold in the OP Shop, the factory’s retail gift shop.
Due to increased demand for tours, new tour hours have been added! Public tours are now offered weekdays Tuesday – Friday at 10:00 a.m. General admission is $5 and student admission $2. Group tours are scheduled by appointment only. Visit their website for tour requirements and guidelines.
Don’t miss the chance to experience the tour at Kokomo Opalescent Glass. It is well worth the visit! For more information, visit their website or call 765-457-1829 or 877-703-4290.