Corbin Kentucky 40701
859-528-2163 Toll Free: 800-225-5532
Located off I-75, this is the original restaurant where Col. Sanders first served his world-famous fried chicken. The museum features the colonel's office and kitchen where he experimented with pressure frying and created the recipe for his fried chicken with 11 herbs and spices. KFC memorabilia and artifacts are on display. Food is available in the Colonel's original dining room which features Harland Sanders exhibits and a new state-of-the-art kitchen as well as drive-through service.
The annual World Chicken Festival is hosted at the museum in the Fall; over 25 thrill rides are featured, in addition to the World's Largest Stainless Steel Skillet, sponsored by Tyson. Tour groups are welcome, open daily except major holidays.
Driving directions: From I-75 take exit 29, go south on 25 East for one mile, right on 25 West one-half mile.
Other History nearby:
(Corbin) Colonel Harland Sanders Cafe & Museum
(Barbourville) Dr. Thomas Walker State Historic Site
(Fairview) Jefferson Davis Monument
(Stearns) Stearns Museum
(Harrogate) The Abraham Lincoln Museum
05/14 Coming to The Corbin area
Tennessee Strawberry Festival Dayton TN May4-11 The Tennessee Strawberry Festival is the celebration of small town life. It offers a chance for our community to showcase its beauty, history and commitment to family values.
International Biscuit Festival Knoxville TN May18 The four categories of competition are Sweet Biscuits, Savory Biscuits, Special Biscuits and Student Biscuits.
Stucky Music Festival Park City KY May17-18 It is a hard economic time and Stucky Musical Festival would like to remain a low cost event that gives both musicians and local companies a place to promote themselves, as well as sell their merchandise. Proceeds will go to growing this festival so that it can continue on and to a local charity that helps children have opportunity to participate in music and art.
Kentucky Sheep and Wool Festival Lexington KY May18-19 A family friendly Festival for young and old alike, the Kentucky Sheep and Fiber Festival has not only a wonderful selection of Fiber and Sheep related vendors, but also Educational Demonstrations, Irish Dancers, Live Music, a Tractor Show, Live Animals and much more.
Kentucky Mountain Laurel Festival Pineville KY May23 The Kentucky Mountain Laurel Festival is one of Kentucky's oldest festivals, finding its start in 1931.
Kentucky Reggae Festival Louisville KY May25-27 Since 1991 the Kentucky Reggae Festival has been the predominant event in the Louisville area during Memorial Day Weekend. The flavor of the islands is captured and brought right to Louisville through reggae music, ethnic foods, and the caribbean market.