Colonel Sanders- Corbin TourismHarland Sanders Café and Museum 

Dine at Colonel Sanders' very first restaurant to serve Kentucky Fried Chicken! Built in 1937 and now placed on the National Register of Historic Places, the carefully restored Sanders Café still serves up the colonel’s secret recipe of 11 herbs and spices found in his now world-famous, finger-lickin’ good fried chicken.

Treat yourself to a great meal and a walk through the past surrounded by exhibits, artifacts and Americana memorabilia from life in the 1930s. Learn how Colonel Harland Sanders envisioned America’s automobile-dependent future and began selling his homemade lunches out of a roadside service station, opening one of the first local motor courts and cafés on July 4, 1940. See how his original idea backed by a $105 Social Security check transformed the Sanders Café into a prospering business that grew alongside the country that still enjoys his original Kentucky Fried Chicken today. For more than 30 years, his remarkable story has served as the inspiration for the family-fun World Chicken Festival held every September.

Visit the Harland Sanders Café and Museum

Hidden Gems in the Kentucky Wildlands

Historic Greensburg Courthouse

One of the oldest public buildings still standing in Kentucky, the courthouse was...

Harlan County Coal Miners Memorial Monument

Memorial honoring the coal miners in Harlan county who have lost there lives in the...

Lawrence County Park and Conference Center

Lawrence County Park offers a great day of leisure activities. The park also has...

Two Places Worth Adding to Your Kentucky Bucket List

Country Music Highway

Running through seven far eastern counties of The Kentucky Wildlands, the Country Music Highway is the 150-mile stretch along U.S. 23 that has produced more million-selling artists that any other region per capita in the world.