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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. Add Dr Pepper Museum to your Waco travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Waco trip itinerary maker tool.
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  • Tour takes as long or as short as you want it to. Lots of fun facts about Dr. Pepper, Waco, the devastating tornado, the gift shop. All of it was fun. Would recommend. 
    Tour takes as long or as short as you want it to. Lots of fun facts about Dr. Pepper, Waco, the devastating tornado, the gift shop. All of it was fun. Would recommend.  more »
  • This is a well done history of Dr Pepper, advertising and making it. And at the end, you get a Dr Pepper or Dr Pepper float if you add a bit. If you have time, do it. Near Silos 
    This is a well done history of Dr Pepper, advertising and making it. And at the end, you get a Dr Pepper or Dr Pepper float if you add a bit. If you have time, do it. Near Silos  more »
  • It was amazing shopping & walking through the Dr. Pepper plant. My mom & brother love Dr Pepper, so I brought them home some gifts. You have to try the Dr. Pepper BBQ sauce. It is delicious. 
    It was amazing shopping & walking through the Dr. Pepper plant. My mom & brother love Dr Pepper, so I brought them home some gifts. You have to try the Dr. Pepper BBQ sauce. It is delicious.  more »
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  • We had such an incredible experience! The make-a-soda with (I think her name was Dali from Oklahoma) was super sweet, knowledgeable, and fun! I assumed since it was a Dr. Pepper museum we would be making Dr Pepper, but obviously that was not the case; however, still a total blast. The taste-a-soda was not what we expected because again, I expected to be tasting different flavors of Dr. Pepper, but it was still super fun. If I were to make recommendations, I would say do both experiences, but buy more of the make-a-soda bottles since you're making your own flavors and 1 flight of the taste is plenty for 2 people (which is what we did). If you have a young kid not really into historical aspects and reading informational sign, I would say 2 hours is more than enough time for the experiences, shopping, and museum. Again, it depends on what you're into and who you have with you. Definitely an amazing and fun experience that I would do again!!!
  • LOVED the museum! So much to see and learn. The staff was great. The gift shop and soda fountain area was our favorite! The kids loved that they got to make their own soda and create new flavors! It was a great experience.
  • It was fun and interesting. Big shout out to the folks that did the science show and the soda tasting. They were super fun. Lots to read about in the exhibits. Nice gift shop. Would recommend it.
  • Very interesting and awesome museum. Very informative. Loved the tour demos they would do to see if you know a lot about Dr. Pepper. I learned that Dr. Pepper was actually started in Waco, TX. Loved the commercials they would play of when Dr. Pepper started showing them on TV. I remembered most of them! Now I'm showing my age a bit. The staff was very helpful and understanding with our group being visually impaired/blind. Awesome and interesting place to visit for a Sunday!
  • Great museum to visit to learn about soda. The first floor is all about the medicinal history of soda and how it eventually turned into the drinks we all know and love. Second floor was more about the different marketing schemes with brands you know and products you probably never heard of, depending on your age. Complimentary Dr. Pepper is a nice touch. The float is great. And if I wasn't so broke I would have bought at least one of each in the gift shop.

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