VISITOR INFO

Tourism Info

Visit Our Information Center

The London – Laurel County Information Center is conveniently located just off I-75, Exit 41 in London, Kentucky. Located near the historic Wilderness Road, our full service Information Center is open year around offering travel information on Laurel County, the Cumberland Valley and the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

Our center features large, clean restrooms, pull-in parking spaces for campers, boats and motor coaches and a free RV sewage dump station. All facilities are handicapped accessible.  Our staff is available to help insure your visit to Laurel County and the area is memorable.

For more information, write or call

LONDON-LAUREL COUNTY TOURIST COMMISSION
140 Faith Assembly Church Road
London, Kentucky 40741

Phone | (606) 878-6900
Toll Free | (800) 348-0095

Website |  http://www.laurelkytourism.com

Learn about other Kentucky Festivals

Visit the Kentucky Festival and Events Association website at http://www.kfea.com/.

Where to Stay

Welcome to London - Laurel County Kentucky!

Local lodging will be available for you when you visit the World Chicken Festival! We offer a directory of places to stay in the area when you visit our festival.

Visit the London-Laurel Tourist Commission website  at http://laurelkytourism.com/ for an online directory.

Scroll down for more information about our Welcome Center and other helpful visitor information.

Street Closures

Along with all the fun and “egg-citement” created by the festival comes a certain amount of congestion and the need to reroute traffic. Following is the tentative street closing schedule due to the festival.

Wednesday
Broad Street from 3rd to 8th Street will close at approximately 5:00 p.m. to complete carnival rides and midway set up; connector streets from Main to Broad will also be closed at this time.

Thursday
Main Street from 3rd to 10th Street will close at approximately 9:00 a.m. to complete exhibitor set up.

Businesses with private parking lots are encouraged to rope them off if they do not want them to be used.

Whenever possible, motorists are advised to use the 192 Bypass or I-75 when traveling across town. The best alternative around the downtown area is Mill Street. During the festival, South Laurel Junior ROTC cadets and Storm Security personnel will be assisting the London City Police, Laurel County Sheriff’s Department, and the Kentucky State Police in directing and rerouting traffic.

Festival volunteers apologize in advance for any inconvenience caused and appreciate the public’s understanding and support.

Colonel Sanders Museum

Experience just what it was like in 1940 to dine at the Harland Sanders Cafe! The restaurant, where Kentucky Fried Chicken® got its start, has been carefully restored, and features the original kitchen where the Colonel perfected his Original Recipe® chicken.

Today, you can enjoy the same great taste of Original Recipe® chicken with its unique, mouth-watering, still-secret blend of 11 herbs and spices, as well as Extra Crispy™ chicken, prepared in our new state-of-the-art kitchen.

Enjoy a delicious meal in the Colonel’s original dining room and view Harland Sanders exhibits, or take advantage of the convenient drive-thru service.

Yesterday’s standards are still today’s foundation for providing the best food and the best service in Corbin, and today, folks come from around the world just to “Eat Where It All Began!”

From I-75 take exit 29, go south on 25 East for one mile, right on 25 West one-half mile.

  • Tour groups welcome
  • Bus parking
  • Open daily 10:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m.
  • Souvenirs available

For further information, call 606-528-2163 or visit their web site at http://www.kfc.com.