Art & History Enthusiast

The invention of the first commercially successful gasoline powered automobile is just one thing that put the “City of Firsts” on the map. Check out these places to learn more about Kokomo’s rich heritage.


Kokomo Opalescent Glass Factory Tour

Tour America’s oldest art glass company. Watch as glass is hand-ladled and rolled from a 2,500 degree furnace and see demonstrations of glass blowing from local artisans in the Hot Glass Studio. Public tours offered Monday-Friday at 10 a.m.

Elwood Haynes Museum

Visit former Kokomo resident and local inventor, Elwood Haynes’ former home now housing a collection of his possessions and inventions, including stainless steel, multiple alloys, and a revolving exhibit of his early automobiles.

Kokomo Art Center

View a fine permanent collection as well as special exhibits highlighting individual artists throughout the year and an annual photography show.

Foxes Trail Restaurant

Enjoy lunch or dinner at Foxes Trail, located inside a historic building in Downtown Kokomo, featuring tenderloins, great burgers, steaks, and salads. After eating, take a walk or bike ride along the Industrial Heritage Trail, linking local historic industrial sites and Downtown.

Seiberling Mansion & Howard County Museum

Built in 1891 by industrialist Monroe Seiberling, this Mansion features late Victorian architecture, hand-carved woodwork, and multiple exhibits highlighting the history of Howard County. Don’t miss Christmas at the Seiberling holiday tours, starting the Saturday after Thanksgiving!

Kokomo Artworks Gallery & Artist Alley

Browse through beautiful artwork by artists in the Kokomo Art Association, such as painting, photography, hand-painted porcelain, mixed mediums, woodworking & more. Then, visit Artist Alley, Kokomo’s first outdoor public art gallery.