When you’re contemplating to pay a visit to Kokomo, it is guaranteed that you’ll find something new to explore. Kokomo has many tourist spots, popular attractions, and off-beat things to check out. There are also free places that you can visit without spending any money. When visiting Kokomo, you can go on excursions, day trips or handpicked tours that will make your trip worthwhile. We’ve picked 5 of our favorite things to do when visiting Kokomo.
Participating in a tour of the Kokomo Opalescent Glass Factory is a unique, educational and enjoyable activity to engage in. The Opalescent glass factory is one of four factories remainingin the United States that specializes in making art glass. The factory originated in 1888, making them 131 years old. The tour offers a walk through the entire building, learning the process of manufacturing art glass from beginning to end. Visitor really gets up close to the action. You can watch employees running molten glass to a machine where another staff member mixes it and push it through to be flattened. Afterward, the glass undergoes a cooling process ending up with a stunning sheet of glass. You also get to visit other rooms, i.e., where the glass is blown, art items are made as well as warehouses with finished products, ready to be shipped. The factory has a gift store where they also offer classes on mosaics, beading, glass blowing, etc.
You can check out one of Kokomo’s most iconic attractions, namely the World’s largest steer, which is a staggering 4000 pounds. He is stuffed and can be seen on display in a building of the park. You can take a lovely family picture on the covered bridge in the park.
Kokomo is also an idyllic location for Fiji Weddings. Kokomo beach captures the essence of barefoot extravagance. Imagine stretches of white sand, harmonized by the calm waters of the nearby lagoon where neighboring islands offer a picturesque backdrop to your ceremony. If you’re planning to spend quality time with your kids doing kayaking on a Kokomo beach, you must learn how to make kayaking safe for children first.
Martino’s Italian Villa
This is one of Kokomo’s staples and well worth a visit. They’ve been serving customers since 1962 with delicious authentic Italian cuisine and pizzas. They were even inducted into the Pizza Hall of Fame in 2017. They make the best hearty red sauce, and the pizza is to die for.
At the edge of downtown, you can find The Refinery. The place is situated in front of a dance studio and is referred to as a healthy drink station. They have nitro coffee, smoothies, and kombucha on offer, and they create fun mocktails by incorporating wholesome ingredients. A few of the favorites you can try is Bucha-Rita, The Mermaid (both are kombucha drinks), pumpkin spice bullet coffee, key lime smoothie (made from lime and matcha) and an all-round favorite, lavender lemonade. The place offers a great atmosphere and is set up like a regular bar, except kids are welcome here. For outdoor seating, two garage doors can open as well as a small courtyard in front that gives access to a lovely city park.