Corbin, Kentucky: Birthplace of KFC: Mini-Museum and Chicken Team Field Report

Sanders Cafe

1002 W. Dixie Hwy, Corbin, KY
Sanders Cafe. I-75 exit 29. Drive east on US Hwy 25 E./Cumberland Gap Pkwy for 1.5 miles, then turn right onto US Hwy 25 W./Dixie Hwy for a little over a half-mile. On the right; look for the KFC bucket.
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Birthplace of KFC: Mini-Museum and Chicken
A working KFC inside Col. Sanders' first restaurant has a mini-museum with exhibits, relics, and restorations of 1940s-vintage rooms, such as the Colonel's kitchen. Report...

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Col. Sanders.

Harland Sanders Cafe and Museum

This is such a neat place -- a short drive off the interstate. The museum is part of the restaurant and the chicken is still great!

[Angie Gilbert, 11/26/2016]

The office of Colonel Sanders.

Harland Sanders Cafe and Museum

Very interesting piece of history. Just a few minutes off I-75 and you go back to the 1950s, and can even snap a photo with the Colonel.

[Rose, 11/22/2016]

Col. Sanders display.

Harland Sanders Cafe and Museum

It's only 3-5 minutes off the interstate. Interesting museum that transports you back to the 1940s -- and you can eat there, too.

[Tiffany H., 09/10/2015]
Harland Sanders Cafe And Museum

A little slice of American history. The food is regular KFC fare, but once you sit down you're transported back to the diner days of old. Even my 16 year old son thought it was cool!

[Jenn, 08/06/2014]

Nearby Offbeat Places

Colonel Sanders StatueColonel Sanders Statue, Corbin, KY - < 1 mi.
Outdoor Millstones CollectionOutdoor Millstones Collection, London, KY - 9 mi.
Tiny Post OfficeTiny Post Office, Sawyer, KY - 14 mi.
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Lincoln Museum on Rebel Ground, Harrogate, TN - 36 mi.

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