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Kokomo Opalescent Glass

1310 S Market St, Kokomo, IN 46902-1633
+1 765-457-1829
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Fascinating and informative tour .

The fact that this place has been operational and in the same place for almost 129 years is... read more

Reviewed 14 September 2017
Marilyn G
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Ukiah, California, United States
via mobile
Fun tour of local landmark

I've toured KOG twice and it's always very interesting and informative. Tour guides are very... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2017
indyfam20032016
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Kokomo, Indiana
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**Public Tours M-F at 10AM** The daily public tour is Monday - Friday at 10:00 AM only, excluding some holidays. Our factory workers come in early and leave as soon as the daily public tour is finished. Private tours are available if scheduled prior to the date needed. Kokomo Opalescent Glass is a manufacturer of colored glass for art and architecture with worldwide distribution and a strong commitment to research, education, and promoting sheet glass art. Based in Kokomo, Indiana for 126 years, we are known worldwide for our hand mixed sheet glass art and colored glass. Take a tour of Kokomo Opalescent Glass and step back in time – you will see the fascinating technique of making art in art sheet glass form. We still manufacture our art sheet glass the same way it was made more than a century ago. In addition, you will see our glass blowers at work making anything from blown glass rondels to exclusive one of a kind blown glass paperweights and vases. Once your tour is complete you will be given a gift from KOG! We want your visit to Kokomo Opalescent Glass to be memorable and for you to take away a piece of history. After you see how our glass is created, you can shop in our retail store.
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Hours Today: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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1310 S Market St, Kokomo, IN 46902-1633
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+1 765-457-1829
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Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

The fact that this place has been operational and in the same place for almost 129 years is incredible in itself. The staff are friendly and like to work there. The tour was great taking us from beginning to end of how this art glass...More

Thank Marilyn G
Reviewed 13 September 2017

I've toured KOG twice and it's always very interesting and informative. Tour guides are very informative and fun. Great place to take the family for something to do and kids love it too,

Thank indyfam20032016
Reviewed 16 August 2017

The ninety-ish minute tour was highly informative and well done. We started with the rolling of glass sheets, moved on to seeing artisans working on glass pieces (flowers that day), saw behind-the-scenes work like storing, moving and packaging glass, had our guide demonstrate glass bead...More

Thank David44149
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

Our family took a tour of the glass factory before we ended in the back having individual glass pieces made to include the ashes of our mother/grandmother. The tour was very informative and interesting. The staff took their time with our group when making our...More

Thank Ehereford
Reviewed 12 July 2017

When visiting Kokomo this is the first place I want to visit. i have called ahead to see if a certain thing is available......these items make a great gift , just to say Kokomo Glass means a lot to so many . they say if...More

1  Thank ALEOOT
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Learning about history and how to make glass in the oldest US glass factory still in activity is a great experience. I had a blast doing this visit. See the glass workers work on their daily duty was amazing. So much to learn there

Thank Vanessa G
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Kokomo Opalescent Glass shop is a great place to stop and find that special gift for anyone. Offer many glass items for sale.

Thank jcookram
Reviewed 16 June 2017

We took the tour , very educational in a old beautiful factory. What a great job our tour guide did. We did get to see the guys making sheet glass. How amazing that it is still done the same way for over 100 years. Great...More

Thank Penny F
Reviewed 16 June 2017

I really enjoyed my tour. It is amazing how everything is made. If you are a fan of the tv show "How It's Made" you will love this tour. It's fun to watch all the workers doing their part to make the glass.

Thank Donna J
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

The tour and guide were excellent. It was amazing, stepping back in time watching the men create beautiful sheets of glass the same way it was done hundreds of years ago in Europe. It took everything in me not to pick up a duster or...More

1  Thank LoughsofVermilion
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Casper Z
28 March 2017|
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Response from KokomoOpGlass | Property representative |
If you have a group with 10 people or more, we welcome you to schedule a private tour as it would give you a better experience and make it easier for us to plan ahead. If you have a group with less people however, you're... More
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miknbren
3 May 2016|
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Response from Paul B | Reviewed this property |
We had a scheduled tour 2 years ago but I got the impression that they were more than willing to do whatever was needed. The furnace area might not be available but I'd think pretty much everything else.
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Patsy625
12 November 2015|
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Response from KokomoOpGlass | Property representative |
Indeed they do! Our tours leave at 10:00am every weekday morning.
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