Greentown is located only 10 miles east of Kokomo on State Road 22. It may be a small town, but offers a variety of great attractions. Here is a suggested itinerary for your day in Greentown.
Greentown Glass Museum
Start by visiting the Greentown Glass Museum. This museum houses a vast number of pieces of glassware produced by the Indiana Tumbler and Goblet Company in Greentown between 1894 and 1903. The factory is no longer in existence, but the highly collectible glass has been preserved in the museum. Over 2,000 pieces of glass and historical items are on display. Admission is free.
Next, head over to the Greentown History Center. Maintained by the Greentown Historical Society, the center features permanent and changing exhibits that tell the history of Greentown. Through November 15, 2009, you can view the exhibit “Clues to Our Past.” This exhibit features photos, maps, clothing, toys, and more from the Greentown area. Admission is free. Hours are Saturday, Sunday & Monday from 1-4 p.m.
Enjoy some shopping at the Greentown Antique Mall, offering quality antiques and collectibles. Greentown offers several small restaurants to get a quick meal or stop by Kelly’s Ice Cream for a special treat.
Every Thursday evening through September 17, visitors can enjoy “Music at the Fountain.” Concerts and entertainment will vary, and admission is free. Concerts start at 7 p.m. and are located in front of the fountain on Meridian Street in Greentown.
The Greentown Farmers’ Market will be open August 8 & 21 and September 5 & 19 from 8 a.m. to Noon in downtown Greentown. You will find fresh produce, homemade goods, and more.
For more information on attractions and events in Greentown and Kokomo, visit our website or click here for our online events calendar.
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There are a variety of spooky attractions offered in the Kokomo area this fall. Some are not for the faint of heart (or the scaredy cat – that would be me!) Plan to go to one (or all) if you are visiting this Halloween. Have a spooky good time!
- Old Sycamore Farm & Haunted Barn –
Old Sycamore Farm is open daily now through the month of October and offers a Country Store selling local preserves and apple butter, candles, primitive crafts and other specialty gifts. Other activities at the farm include a petting zoo, U-pick pumpkin patch, kids hay bale maze, and candle dipping. The Old Sycamore Haunted Barn is open Friday and Saturday nights through Halloween and admission includes a hayride (which by the way, is so much fun and considered a fall tradition in Indiana!) For hours and directions, check out www.oldsycamorebarn.com.
- Twisted Darkness Haunted House –
This indoor haunted attraction is sure to give your bones a chill. It’s open Friday and Saturday nights now through Nov. 8 (also Oct. 29 & 30.) Check out www.twistedhaunt.com for hours, admission, and a great photo gallery.
- Gray’s Fright Night –
I think the name says it all. According to their website, this haunted house is based on horror films and is a “demented house of terror.” Check this place out if you enjoy a good scare! Open Friday and Saturday nights now through November 1. Visit www.graysfrightnight.com for more information.
For other fall events in Kokomo, check out the Calendar of Events link on www.visitkokomo.org.