The Glass Trail, Kokomo
The Culture of glass-making in Kokomo
Begin your artisan adventure along the Indiana Glass Trail. As you drive to its various stops, admire the fall color and explore shops filled with unique glass items.
A highlight of the trail is the Kokomo Opalescent Glass Company, the oldest manufacturer of opalescent and cathedral stained glass in the world. The company can make more than 22,000 color, density and texture combinations in their glass and are always creating more.
Just outside of Kokomo, find the Greentown Glass Museum. Greentown Glass was only produced from 1894-1903 before a fire destroyed the factory. Today, collectors around the world value this rare glass.
Visit the House of Glass featuring the work of indiana Artisan Joe Rice. He and other craftsmen create highly detailed, colored glass content encapsulated in brilliant crystal.
Hit up a few local eateries to celebrate the season. The Hostess House in Marion is a perfect spot for lunch, located in a beautifully restored home that is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places.
For dinner, head to Perkinsville's Bonge's Tavern. It's tradition to tailgate in the parking lot before enjoying a gourmet meal. The menu changes daily but visitors are guaranteed gourmet foods in a casual atmosphere.