Historical Sites, Landmarks & Museums

 
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Chief Kokomo
One point of interest is Chief Kokomo, which our town derived its name from.  The burial place of Chief Kokomo is located in Pioneer Cemetery on the 400 block of Purdum Street.  The cenotaph was built by the Grand Army of the Republic in 1911. 
 
Civil War Cannon
The "Kokomo Cannon" has recently been restored and is on display in Highland Park at the Visitor's Center.
 
Darrough Chapel Peace Garden
The Peace Garden, in Darrough Chapel Park commemorates those Japanese-Americans.  Using bamboo and stone pillars, Indiana University students created a garden likened to the ones they learned about in their cultural studies.
 
Darrough Chapel Veteran's Memorial
The Vietnam Veteran's Memorial Park was dedicated in 2002 to commemorate the soldiers who fought for our country. Veteran's names are engraved into the bricks on the walk-way as well as the stone wall surrounding the statue of the kneeling soldier. The memorial is located in Darrough Chapel Park, 602 S. Goyer Road.
 
Elwood Haynes Museum

The Elwood Haynes Museum is located in beautiful Highland Park, Kokomo, Indiana.  Stop by and tour the museum today.

Old Ben
Old Ben may not be the best known character in Kokomo's history, but he is easily  in the Top Ten.  Everyone who has lived here for any length of time knows about him.  During World War II, his fame spread to all parts of the world by word and picture.
 
Sycamore Stump
The Sycamore Stump is one of Howard County's few remaining landmarks of the past.  The old tree originally stood in the west end of Howard County about two miles north of New London.
 
Vermont Covered Bridge

The bright red Vermont Covered Bridge in Highland Park is the final remaining Smith Type #3 Trusses in Indiana.  The bridge is a transplant from the town of Vermont, which is about 5 miles east of Kokomo