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Kokomo Opalescent Glass

1310 S Market St, Kokomo, IN 46902-1633
+1 765-457-1829
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When visiting Kokomo this is the first place I want to visit. i have called ahead to see if a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Greenville, South Carolina
Beautiful, Amazing, So Interesting ...

Learning about history and how to make glass in the oldest US glass factory still in activity is a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Vanessa G
Traverse City, Michigan
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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
1310 S Market St, Kokomo, IN 46902-1633
+1 765-457-1829
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 15 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
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

My husband and I are glass artists. We came to this factory to buy glass and learn more about how glass is made. This us a 128 yr. old factory - and it looks it. We learned a lot on the tour and bought a...More

Thank Gwen H
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

I toured this with family from Indianapolis and we really enjoyed it. It was interesting to see how they make the glass then shape it into beautiful pieces!

Thank SeptSav
Reviewed 11 April 2017

This is a working colored glass production facility. It's very old!! still using some of the same furnaces from 100 yrs ago. Tours include watching how the glass is colored/made, and what the glass is used for... all over the world. Shop sells items made...More

Thank Robbi O
Reviewed 1 March 2017

I took the tour of the factory this week. Old 2000 degree furnaces with men ladling molten glass onto a steel plate that gets turned over a few times then sent through rollers making an eight foot sheet of glass. Glass blowers creating artistic pieces...More

Thank GregLnIndy
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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
2 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.
11 November 2015|
Response from KokomoOpGlass | Property representative |
Indeed they do! Our tours leave at 10:00am every weekday morning.