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Dr Pepper Museum, Waco

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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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  • Learn about beverage bottling and all that goes with it. From the beginning until now--get the rest of the story. Remembering 5 cent soda, learning in the liquid laboratory, and even noting the 1954 t...  more »
  • Definitely a fun stop and very reasonably priced. Super interesting and very informative about the history surrounding the brand. Don't forget to get your fresh Dr. Pepper at the end! 
  • We walked here from the Magnolia Silos just a few blocks away. When we looked at it online, it looked interesting and we knew they had an old fashioned soda fountain. When we got there, we found out t...  more »
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  • When I went it was a blast to explore the history of Dr. Pepper. Considering its about the only soft drink I drink. Best to just enjoy the museum at your own pace. It's not a big museum but it packs alot of soda history, mainly Dr. Pepper of course. If I get a chance to go again I wouldn't mind another visit.
  • If you appreciate the history and have a love for dr.pepper as I do this is 110% worth. I drove from houston which is a three hour drive here. I was child for a day and crossed something small off of my bucket list. There is so many cool artifacts and history here. The memorabilia was amazing and I recommend this to anyone.
  • This is just one of a number of really cool historical things to do in Waco. You will learn a lot that you wouldn't expect. I think this would even be fun for small kids.
  • Not an exaggeration, they have the best Diet Dr Pepper I've ever tasted. The say it is because the put the syrup in separate from the carbonated water and mix it properly,but whatever it is, I almost want to drive 2hrs away right now just to get one (slight exaggeration on that last part).
  • This place has a fun array of sofa related things. I saw old sofa bottles, hologram type things. There's another building where I saw a science experiment and looked on the little gift shop, and my family got some dr.pepper floats. I would go back, in fact we're thinking about staying a weekend in Waco