I discovered Oldenburg, Indiana on a whim. My boys and I were traveling back from Indy and my curiosity won. Known as the Village of the Spires, Oldenburg’s German heritage and charm makes it a great daytrip getaway located about an hour from Cincinnati.
We decided to stop at The Harland Sanders Cafe and Museum during a trip to Cumberland Falls, The Museum is adjacent to a Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant which combines history with a meal.
You order your food next to the museum that has lots of KFC memorabilia over the years.
Harland Sanders was a true entrepeneur who found a way to meet all of the needs of travelers along Highway 25. He ran a gas station, later opened a cafe and even opened a motel for travelers. His great food and location near the popular tourist destination, Cumberland Falls, made a name for himself.
The dining area for KFC is inside the former Sander Cafe.
You can eat chicken a few feet away from the kitchen the original recipe was created in.
It was really interesting to read the plagues about how the building was used in years past.
It’s amazing to see the humble beginnings that grew to become a franchise that’s a household name.
The Harland Cafe and Museum is a great stop to add to your list if you are traveling on interstate 75 .
The Harland Cafe and Museum is located at 688 US Highway 25 W, Corbin, KY
You can find out more from the Colonel Sanders website.