With proper precautions, it is possible to travel safely. All businesses in Kokomo and Howard County are open and are ready to serve visitors. Some restrictions and safety guidelines are still in place at many locations, so you are encouraged to call ahead if you have any questions about your visit.
Starting April 6, 2021, a mask mandate is no longer in effect in Kokomo and Howard County. Masks will still be required to be worn inside schools, city/county/state government buildings and all COVID-19 testing and vaccination sites until further notice. Be aware that some local businesses, shops and attractions may still have mask requirements for entry, and mask wearing is still encouraged to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
Hotels – All Kokomo hotels are ready to serve visitors and have implemeted various safety measures. Find a complete list of hotels here.
Restaurants – Kokomo restaurants are open at full capacity for dine-in eating. Carry-out is still available at most all locations. Bars (and bar seating in restaurants) are open. Find a complete list of restaurants here.
Retail Shops – All local shops and malls are open. Some stores may still have social distancing guidelines in place as well as mask requirements for entry. Find a list of local shops here.
Visitor Centers – Kokomo’s main Visitor Center located inside the Inventrek Technology Park and the downtown Visitor Center located inside the Kokomo-Howard County Public Library are both open. Visit to find visitor guides, city maps, trail maps and more. Find more information here.
Trails & Parks – Easing back into travel? Local trails and parks provide perfect options for outdoor adventures. Find trail experience maps here. To explore local trails, you can rent a bike at Koko-Go Free Ride Bike Share in downtown (located directly behind The Foxes Trail restaurant.) Bike rentals at Koko-Go Free Ride are FREE! Maximum rental time is 3 hours. Open seasonally. Find out more here.
Fairs, Concerts & Events – Community festivals and concerts are scheduled this year providing many options of family-friendly events. All events are subject to change. Find out which events are happening this year in Kokomo here.
Movie theaters and bowling alleys (and similar facilities) are open. Kokomo Speedway is also open for its 74th season of racing. Find a complete schedule of upcoming races here.
The Howard County Museum inside the historic Seiberling Mansion is open at full capacity. New safety measures implemented include enhanced cleaning measures and social distanced tours. Face coverings or masks are required for all guests (and staff/volunteers) and masks can be purchased at the door for $1. Hours: Tuesday-Sunday 1-4 p.m. Learn more about the Seiberling Mansion here.
Kokomo Opalescent Glass factory tours are currently available on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 11 a.m. Tour groups are limited to 10 people or less to accommodate social distanced touring. (Multiple groups may be taken on tours if needed.) They request you call ahead and schedule your tour in advance by calling 765-457-1829. Learn about Kokomo Opalescent Glass here.
Elwood Haynes Museum is open at full capacity with social distanced touring. Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Sunday 1-4 p.m. Learn more about the Elwood Haynes Museum here.
Greentown Glass Museum is open. Hours: Wednesday-Sunday 1-4 p.m. Learn more about the Greentown Glass Museum here.
Please check back often for community updates!
- Wash hands often, use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
- Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Cough into your elbow and sneeze into a tissue.
- Consult with a doctor before traveling when sick.
- Stay up to date on vaccinations, including the flu vaccine.
- Avoid traveling if you are sick.
- Be aware of the latest travel advisories from the CDC.
- Take everyday precautions to stop the spread of germs.