IU Kokomo is located in the "City of Firsts." Kokomo, Indiana is home to the first commercially successful gasoline powered automobile in the United States. Bragging rights also belong to Kokomo for creation of the first canned tomato juice, push button radio, signal-seeking car radio, stainless-steel tableware, and many more novel innovations. Learn more about Kokomo's firsts by visiting the Elwood Haynes and Kokomo Automotive Museums.
If you are an art aficionado, other attractions include the Greentown Glass Museum, the IU Kokomo Art Gallery, and the Kokomo Art Center. Also located in Kokomo is the childhood home of IU alum, Norman Bridwell, artist and creator of the much-loved Clifford the Big Red Dog. First Fridays, an arts-based open house of the Downtown Kokomo District, features monthly themed events, which always include music, shopping, food, kid's activities and more.
The City of Firsts — fun and entertainment for the entire family!