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Harland Sanders Cafe and Museum

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Address: 688 US Highway 25 W, Corbin, KY 40701-4526
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+1 606-528-2163
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10:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 22:00

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The Colonel had an idea that took

It's a free museum where you can order from the current KFC menu - and it was interesting to learn the origin of this American staple. It as a motel and restaurant - where the... read more

Reviewed 6 March 2017
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South Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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southwestern ontario
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Typical take out or eat in but great memorabilia and museum. Easy to reach off I75 - watch for sign at exit.

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Thank krammerdog
Arkansas
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everyone should stop and see where it all began. The lunch fare is regular KFC, and there's no charge to look around at all the displays and memorabilia from the fascinating life of Harlan Sanders.

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Thank Clayton H
Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great piece of American history. To learn how a man started with nothing and turned it into something is just great.

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Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Enjoy lunch or dinner at the very first KFC! Prices are the same as any other KFC, but you can enjoy the exhibits that show the history of Colonel Sanders and the Kentucky Fried Chicken franchise. Make sure you get your picture taken on the bench with the Colonel!

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Thank Sharon W
Corbin, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 March 2017

The food is typical fast food. The historical KFC displayed are interesting but are obviously dated. Worth a stop just for curiosity sake.

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Thank renicholas
South Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

It's a free museum where you can order from the current KFC menu - and it was interesting to learn the origin of this American staple. It as a motel and restaurant - where the Colonel developed the special blend of seasoning we still enjoy today! There's lots of photo ops - and you can eat your meal in the... More 

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Thank TheWuch
Greenwood, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

We traveled to Corbin for a concert and just happened to look up things to do and came across this. Food is same at any KFC but with some history of the motel and kitchen.

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Thank Bryan1505
Louisville, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

No matter where I travel around the world, when I mention that I live in Kentucky, everyone mentions KY Fried Chicken. Therefore, when international visitors come to visit my state, I always take them to this museum for photos and food. They get a kick out of the visit and share their pictures immediately on social media, especially one sitting... More 

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Thank ProfessionalFemale
Olympia, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

I have fond memories from my childhood of the KFC close to my grandparents house. To go to where KFC began was like looking back at part of my childhood. Not only was the nostalgia and history entertaining, but the chicken was excellent. I'm happy we left the highway to visit this roadside attraction.

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Thank Doug H
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

The style of the restaurant is nice and feels fairly traditional. There are a few exhibits to show the history but there could be much more. The food is similar to any KFC but the seating area is feels more like how the original cafe would have been.

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