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Kokomo Opalescent Glass

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Address: 1310 S Market St, Kokomo, IN 46902-1633
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+1 765 457 1829
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09:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:00
Sat 09:00 - 13:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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**Public Tours M-F at 10AM**

The daily public tour is Monday - Friday at...

**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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A Gem Hidden in the Backstreets of Kokomo

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
GregLnIndy
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 in a studio. We walked through the large mixing areas and saw how different colors... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

We didn't schedule our visit for a weekday, and were not able to get the tour of the glassmaking factory. That was our fault, not theirs. They only offer one tour each weekday, at 10 AM, and we knew that ahead of our visit. Next time, we will be sure to visit on a weekday. That would really have made... More 

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Kokomo, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

My friends and I toured the factory and loved it. If you can visit, you should do it. I also bought some unique jewelry and gorgeous glass pieces!

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Fishers, Indiana
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

We stopped here as part of a trip to Kokomo to have tea. We didn't know much about the place before going, but found it to be quite small with limited selection. We would have been interested in a more upscale offering, but found the merchandise here to be of a lower quality.

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Westfield, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

After taking a tour of Kokomo Opalescent Glass (KOG) factoring earlier in the year with a group, my wife and I went back taking our grand daughter and her friend. Because they were short of tour guides, we had the CEO as our guide. After telling the history of the factory, mentioning some high profile customers, the up close tour... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

If you're a glass afficianado or history buff, this place is for you. From watching glass being blown to learning the history of this longstanding glass company, it's a lovely couple of hours. You even get a little gift at the end. The only down side for us was that we had a very young, very flaky guide who seemed... More 

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Lake Villa, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Local shop with the most beautiful creations!! Has tours--they stop at noon. They have seasonal blown glass, plus much more!! Good parking, friendly staff! They will gift wrap as well. Truly unique!

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Thank dragonfly322
Kokomo, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

I find this factory very interesting and facsinating. Love watching the process from start to finish. Great place to get some unique gifts for about any occassion.

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Thank Brenda B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

We had a great time with this tour. So informative and watching the factory in action was amazing. I want sign up for a class now.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Historic and interesting tour. I highly recommend it to see the oldest glass factory that brings people from across the globe to buy this special stained glass. You get to witness how they make all the different colors and also watch artisans create items from the glass they manufacture. Quite interesting

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