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The Original Pizza Hut

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Who doesnt like to see where Pizza Hut was started. A nice place to stop and see while on the... read more

Reviewed 11 September 2017
Topeka, Kansas
OMGosh! How did this happen?

The Carneys had a vision, perhaps they were not even aware of. I just retired last year from the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Wichita, Kansas
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S Perimeter Rd, Wichita, KS 67226
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 31 March 2014 via mobile

We almost skipped this stop in our trip due to spending more time than allotted at other activities. I am glad we made time. It was a neat little attraction. And fun to take a picture n front of the Original Pizza Hut.

6  Thank Megan H
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 1 September 2013 via mobile

It didn't have an actual address so we luckily found it. If you are in town and bored, it will entertain you for 3 mins. I mean we all have eaten Pizza Hut, so to see how it came to be was a little interesting.

6  Thank hdcrew
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Carneys had a vision, perhaps they were not even aware of. I just retired last year from the company that has made all Pizza Hut pans since Pizza Hut's inception. Yes, that company is in Kansas. The original restaurant store is just something to...More

Thank oz672
Reviewed 22 September 2018

This is a building on the campus of Wichita State University. It was hard to find as it is a small building among the larger buildings. It has limited hours so we didn't get to go inside. (It didn't open until noon.)

Thank shnpan
Reviewed 23 August 2018

Located on the campus of Wichita State University is a veritable shrine to a company whose distinctive red roofs dot the American landscape like pepperoni on a pizza. Behold the Pizza Hut Museum. Perched on a grassy oasis on WSU's Innovation Campus (beware: it was...More

2  Thank patches876
Reviewed 21 May 2018

Seeing the Original Pizza Hut is a real treat for this fan. I grew up eating at our own local Hut as a kid. More memorable are the Large glasses of Root Beer I seemed to send sprawling over to my father's lap across our...More

1  Thank shannam573
Reviewed 14 May 2018

Not much to see other than the history of the original Pizza Hut facility. Visited because we were on the WSU campus.

1  Thank Lynn W
Reviewed 29 April 2018

PIZZA HUT MUSEUM!! Wichita State University,,Now open :) 576091015 Please disregard the negative comments below.. This little jewel of a building is now a full-fledged PIZZA HUT MUSEUM!! This is a very, very nice little museum now!! Emphasis on little,, It will open to the...More

3  Thank iknowgarth
Reviewed 14 February 2018

There isn't much reason to go here. The building is not interesting and there are no displays or anything to do. About all you can do is say you were there.

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Reviewed 14 September 2017

Who WOULDN'T want to see the first Pizza Hut?!?!??!??!?!?! Literally the best thing to see while in Kansas!!!

Thank Taylor N
Reviewed 11 September 2017

Who doesnt like to see where Pizza Hut was started. A nice place to stop and see while on the campus of Wichita State U.

Thank MikeandKirstyn
Reviewed 31 July 2017

Located on the campus of Wichita State University, this humble building is were the Pizza Hut phenomenon had begun. Smaller than one might imagine, it represents the beginnings well.

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12 April 2017|
Response from Richard F | Reviewed this property |
It is no longer a restaurant, private offices. No pizza or tacos.
Robert D
26 December 2015|
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Response from cctravelerPa | Reviewed this property |
No it's on the campus of Wichita State University now.