The small town of Rachel, Nevada, has something that no other town anywhere in the world has: a KFC logo so large that it is supposedly visible from space! Want to see it? Here’s what to do.

  • Go to Google Maps
  • Enter 37.646188,-115.750709 in the location bar. (These are the geographic coordinates, 36.6 degrees north, 115.7 degrees west) of the logo.
  • Click on Search Maps
  • Voila! There’s the logo!

According to Wikipedia, KFC built the logo in 2006 to mark the debut of a “massive global re-image campaign that will contemporize 14,000 plus KFCs around the world.” The logo was built in 6 days from 65,000 one-foot-square tiles.

When you zoom in you’ll see an 18-wheeler parked to the left of the Colonel, and the shadows (next to his ear) of two people looking at the logo.

This Saturday I am doing a mileage run to San Jose, California. It doesn’t look like a flight from DFW to SJC will fly over the logo, but a St. Louis to San Francisco flight might. I’ll bring a copy of this article and give it to the flight crew: who knows, maybe bad weather will divert us north.

Thanks to MentalFloss.com for finding the story!