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Dr Pepper Museum, Waco

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3.3/5 based on 650+ reviews on the web
Visit Dr Pepper Museum for a historical look at one of the nation's most popular fizzy drinks. Built in 1906 as the Artesian Manufacturing and Bottling Company, the museum was the first building created specifically for the production of Dr. Pepper. It includes the original bottling plant from 1906, which was in use until 1960.The museum added the Free Enterprise Institute in 1997. You can watch old commercials and listen to jingles from decades gone by for Dr. Pepper. On the third floor, the Free Enterprise Institute is dedicated to W.W. "Foots" Clements, an important figure in Dr. Pepper's history and former CEO. The institute strives to teach the basics of free enterprise economics through interactive exhibits. For Dr Pepper Museum and beyond, use our Waco trip generator to get the most from your Waco vacation.
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  • This is always an enjoyable stop when we're in Waco. As someone that loves Dr Pepper I always enjoy reviewing its history as the oldest major soft drink in the USA. The museum also provides a fine pho...  read more »
  • Not someplace I would drive to visit but while i'm here.....I have been a Dr. Pepper fan for 45+ years but this wasn't as unique as a coca cola museum. still, it was fun to see and we enjoyed watching...  read more »
  • Great stop in Waco, TX to spend at least an hour reminiscing with the old school Dr Pepper distribution company. They have a lot of the old bottles, old trucks and memorabilia that is worth seeing. Th...  read more »
  • Driven by this many times on my way through Waco and never stopped in, but a couple of weeks ago, I finally decided to check it out to satisfy my curiosity. It's a cool little museum with lots of nostalgia and antiques. There's an older part and a newer part in separate buildings. The older part has most of the plaques and history. The new part has the ice cream shop and gift shop along with interactive exhibits and a lab-like classroom where they talk about flavors and smells of the ingredients. It is true that they do not provide free samples at the end of the self-guided tour, but I'm not losing any sleep over it. It would add value to the tour and let you immediately savor the history after learning about it, but I'm sure they have reasons for not providing samples. A 'miss', in my opinion. As a funny side note: I thought it rather ironic that the DP vending machine was out of order too. So even if I wanted to buy a drink, I'd have to stand in line at the ice cream stand. The $10 admission fee does seem pretty high for touring yourself around an old building so some might not think it's worth it. It was worth it for me just to be able to finally say I went there and check that off my list of places to visit.
  • The price of admission is a bit high for what they offer (hopefully its not actually associated with Dr. Pepper otherwise you'd think they'd offer it for free or close to it). Its a self guided tour with scheduled shows. There are some neat and interesting items there, but most of it is a history of their advertising as opposed to the production of the soda. Also, you would expect being able to self-experiment with flavors and make your own soda or at least be given Dr. Pepper to drink while walking through, but no.
  • What a fun, family friendly, historic site to visit in Waco. The museum is $8 for an adult, so for 3 levels of memorabilia and history it is worth it! I learned things I never knew about DP, like how they used to market it to drink HOT. They are expanding, which is nice, in to a bigger eating/dining area. When we went they were in the middle of moving so not the best experience, but the soda was still refreshing. Kids are able to watch old commercials, interact in the new exhibit, or watch a mixing/baking demonstration. I would definitely recommend coming!
  • Great family oriented placed. I work in the soda business and was entertained/informed by what they had. The staff was pleasant and helpful. The lady that gave the cooking class was funny and put on a good show. Kids will like this place.
  • Its was pretty good. The coke museum had all u can drink samples so we were hoping dp would also but wasnt to be. Its boarder lined boring but if you're a soda head its great history. Should be free in my opinion though.
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