Pizza Hut Museum
The Original Pizza Hut - Wichita State University

2090 Innovation Boulevard
Wichita, Kansas 67208
(800) 948-8488

Monday & Friday: 9AM - 4PM
Tuesday - Thursday: Noon - 4PM

June to August
Monday - Friday: Noon - 4PM


Pizza Hut Museum Map

Pizza Hut Museum - Wichita State University
Pizza Hut Museum - Wichita, Kansas
Pizza Hut Museum a couple of months prior to opening - Wichita State University

The Pizza Hut Museum is located in Wichita, Kansas in the building which was the first Pizza Hut. The company was started at the corner of Bluff and Kellogg in Wichita by Wichita State University students (brothers Dan and Frank Carney) on June 15, 1958. That building was moved onto campus in 1986 where it largely sat empty. In 2017 it was moved to this new location and opened at the Pizza Hut Museum on April 25, 2018.

The museum is curated by the Lowell D. Holmes Museum of Anthropology and current Wichita State students serve as docents at the small museum.

Museum visitors may park to the north of the museum in the Marcus Welcome Center parking lot, or west of the museum by Eck Stadium. The small museum is pretty interesting, but will probably take only 15-20 minutes for most people to visit. 

Original Pizza Hut Museum - Wichita, Kansas
Docent and grad student Barb Myers sharing the story of Pizza Hut

Pizza Hut branded toys from the 1970s
Pizza Hut Electric Bake Oven from 1974 and
Pizza Hut Server Set from about 1975

Pizza Hut sauce recipe - original Pizza Hut Museum
Pizza Hut sauce recipe written on a napkin by
co-founder Dan Carney

Pizza Pete sign
"Pizza Pete" the Pizza Hut mascot 

The Pizza Hut BOOK IT! Program
The Pizza Hut BOOK IT! Program has been encouraging children in grades K-6 to read more since 1984.

Pizza Hut Reflections
Visitors to the Pizza Hut Museum are invited to share their Pizza Hut memories by writing
them on a napkin and adding them to the Reflections board

The building in 2006 when it was an office at another location on the WSU campus - 3728 Perimeter Road 

Pizza Hut Museum Map - Wichita State University
Pizza Hut Museum Map

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