It’s Visit Indiana Week, and the perfect time to plan a getaway to Kokomo.

Here are some ideas to get you started.

Experience art on fire.  Take a behind-the-scenes tour at Kokomo Opalescent Glass, America’s oldest art glass company, producing art glass in Kokomo since 1888.  Feel the heat from the 2,500 degree furnace and watch glass artisans make magnificent blown glass creations.

Did you know the inventor of stainless steel was from Kokomo?  Learn some local history at both the Elwood Haynes Museum and Howard County Museum, located inside the beautiful Seiberling Mansion.  Discover all the world famous inventions created by local inventor Elwood Haynes and see the stunning mansion built in 1891 by industrialist Monroe Seiberling.

Go wild at Crown Haven Center with horseback riding, off road military vehicles rides, and indoor archery tag.  Jump, bounce, climb, and flip at Gravity Trampoline Park, with trampolines, climbing walls, and fun for all ages!

Eat and drink local.  Taste local handcrafted brews and cocktails at Tin Man Brewing Co., Half Moon Brewery, and The Coterie.  Enjoy Hall of Fame Pizza at Martino’s Italian Villa.  Or head downtown for fish & chips at Cook McDoogal’s Irish Pub, giant tenderloins at Foxes Trail, stuffed burgers at Gabetta’s, or enjoy outdoor dining at 3 Amigos and Oscar’s Pizza.

Then treat yourself.  Indulge with handmade chocolates at J. Edwards Gourmet Chocolates & Cakes or try new sugar cream pie popcorn, handcrafted at Popcorn Café fusing popcorn with the official state pie of Indiana!

Hit a home run with your family at a Kokomo Jackrabbits baseball game.  Games are held early June through early August and tickets start at only $8.  Or catch a race at Kokomo Speedway, held weekly on Sunday nights starting in May.

Explore the arts in downtown Kokomo.  Public art and murals are scattered throughout downtown along with Indiana University Kokomo Downtown Gallery and Artworks Gallery, located next to Artist Alley – Kokomo’s first outdoor public art gallery.

For more trip ideas, explore VisitKokomo.org.

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