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Harland Sanders Museum and Cafe

99 Colonel Sanders St, Corbin, Kentucky 40701 USA

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“KFC is inside, too!”

Eat where it all began - sort of. The Harland Sanders Museum and Cafe is built directly across the street from the original KFC where the Colonel perfected his recipe. Enjoy a bucket of chicken and see some of the original items relocated at this KFC.

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Reviewed by
nicolebentley83

  • 4 Reviews
  • 3 Helpful
September 30, 2015
Rated 3.0

Interesting if you are passing nearby. Not worth driving out of your way though, as it is mostly just a KFC.

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Reviewed by
Dave Doster

  • 133 Reviews
  • 106 Helpful
August 07, 2014
Rated 3.0

KFC is the world's 2nd largest fast food chain in the world. And it started here, in Corbin KY! If you're an entrepreneur you should let this sink in. You don't have to be in California or New York to start an outrageously successful business. Come pay homage to the Colonel!!

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Reviewed by
thellings

  • 3 Reviews
  • 3 Helpful
July 21, 2014

Great Photo Op!

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
76VeeDub

  • 38 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
April 08, 2018
Rated 5.0

Not sure what some of these crazies are talking about, this place is definitely worth the detour!

For starters, who doesn't love KFC?! And I will go to my grave insisting that it tasted better here than it has ever before in my life!

Couple that with seeing tons of cool artifacts (my favorite was the 100 pound container of herbs and spices shipped to the colonel that he personally cut every single label, ingredient, etc. off of), reading all sorts of informational displays, seeing the original kitchen that he invented this gloriousness inside, and eating in a cool old dark rickety building as opposed to a sterile white on white institutional nightmare, and this place is a definite must see, must eat stop on your way through Kentucky. Just don't forget to sit in The Colonel's lap and snap a selfie!

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Reviewed by
Anna Hider

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November 05, 2017
Rated 4.0

It’s half a normal KFC and then you can eat in the old building. Ample parking and not too busy. Little display of artifacts in the KFC half and a weird motel room and kitchen setup in the old building. I ate my chicken tenders looking at a bed. Kinda weird.

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Reviewed by
teresavancauwenberg

  • 3 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
May 23, 2017
Rated 4.0

if you're on a road trip it's a fun way to stop and eat and take a pic sitting with a statue of Sanders. if you don't want to eat here it's not worth the drive, there's not much nearby and it's not super close off the highway.

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Reviewed by
Mitch Port

  • 2 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
March 26, 2017
Rated 4.0

Nice unexpected stop on the road! Great for a quick little detour. It is primarily a regular KFC, but there is some cool stuff to see.

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Reviewed by
julieclay2day

  • 17 Reviews
  • 5 Helpful
October 15, 2016
Rated 5.0

Still finger licking good. But tastes better here. Cute stop heading south worth the little side trip.

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Reviewed by
Mari

  • 3 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
March 27, 2016
Rated 4.0

Passed through Corbin as part of our KY road trip on the way to Cumberland Falls. Was worth the stop just to say have been to KFC in Kentucky and to see where it all started. For some reason (maybe I imagined it or was just hungry) the chicken tasted better here.

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Reviewed by
rebeccasmith.rice

  • 1 Review
  • 0 Helpful
October 20, 2014
Rated 5.0

Great Food

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Harland Sanders Museum and Cafe

99 Colonel Sanders St
Corbin, Kentucky
40701 USA

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Closed Now
  • Sun - Sat: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Public Restrooms
  • Private Parking
  • Yes Parking

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