Dr Pepper Museum
Dr Pepper Museum
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10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 5:30 PM
About
A museum dedicated to the nation's oldest major soft drink - Dr Pepper! We offer three floors of exhibits featuring information about many different soft drinks, as well as a carefully curated selection of our massive soft drink memorabilia collection. Exhibits change regularly! You can visit our soda fountain and gift shop any time without paying admission. Photo ops outside the Museum include a Dr Pepper Green 1940s delivery truck, one of three original neon signs from the Mockingbird Plant in Dallas, and a hand-painted advertising sign original to the site. Of course the front of the Museum building itself is visitors' favorite photo location. We are a two block walk from Magnolia Market and the famous silos, and about half a mile from the newest restaurants including Torchy's Tacos and In-N-Out Burger.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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  • Amanda W
    Linn, Missouri1,720 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun family stop
    Took the tour of the Dr P museum as a family of 4 – we all found the information on the 1st floor interesting about soda starting off as a medicine more than a treat. The museum is 3 stories and probably took us about a ½ to an hour to walk thru. There’s also a little gift shop and then another building with the soda fountain and a few more exhibits. All in all it was a good stop. Side note: Parking is $10 pretty much anywhere in the downtown area and there is a lot right across from the museum that was an easy in/out.
    Visited June 2023
    Written 14 June 2023
  • Joey C
    Tulsa, Oklahoma158 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice little stop
    Nice little place. We used it as a stop in our drive and enjoyed the museum. It has some interesting info on soda history in general and of course Dr pepper specific info. The soda fountain drink at the end was great.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 5 July 2023
  • Christina A
    Telford, Pennsylvania35 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sweet little stop
    This is a cute little museum and a nice stop to tie in with a visit to the Silos. There is a lot of history and old marketing swag on display but the visit ends with a soda of your choice, made the old fashioned way with syrup and seltzer by a soda jerk, wearing the traditional paper hat. I enjoyed learning about the iterations of bottle design and the water quality of Waco.
    Hi there! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your time at the Museum. We hope to see you again soon!
    Written 3 October 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 15 August 2023
  • Bill V
    San Jose, Costa Rica30 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dr Pepper and Seven up ins and outs
    This is a must do in Waco. It’s closed at night so the haunted rumor will not be a factor. Free fountain Dr Pepper with the 10.00 admission fee. The reading is very interesting and you maybe lucky enough to run into a worker that tells you about the well. If you want memorabilia the gift shop had every Dr Pepper item you can think of.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 2 January 2024
  • Megan
    Malinta, Ohio120 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun and Informative!
    This was a fun stop on our Spring Break! Ticket prices are reasonable at $10 per ticket and includes 3 floors in one museum and 1 area in the soda fountain. With your ticket, you also get one free small beverage from the soda fountain. The museum is filled with information about the company, how it started, important figures/people, and tons of old bottles and advertising signs. It was neat to hear the history behind a popular beverage and how it became a world wide drink. This is near Magnolia Silos, so you can do both stops in one day (and only pay for parking once!). You also have the opportunity to make your own soda and do a soda taste test blindfolded. Both of these experiences cost extra ($10 per experience) and must be booked ahead of time on the website. The soda from the soda fountain tastes completely different from what you buy in the store as well, which makes it a new experience just for that alone.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 1 April 2024
  • Mike K
    247 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun Time
    Im not even a Dr Pepper drinker and I still loved this place. Fun time with some great exhibits. This place made me think about soda around the world and how much of it there is.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 2 April 2024
  • Howard S
    Yardley, Pennsylvania321 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Something to do waiting for eclipse
    Visiting Waco to meet family, did Dr Pepper as it’s highly recommended. Was very crowded. Place is 3 floors with many posters and dioramas. Lots of interesting history. Also tells history of carbonated soda. Have an elevator and stairs. Most displays are on 1 at floor. Have a small gift shot and free tasting bar. Too long a wait for free soda. Place is clean and good rest rooms.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 7 April 2024
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TwinkieMomma
Wichita, KS72 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
Appeasing the Dr. Pepper lover in our family, we added the museum to our travel list. We arrived after lunch and waited outside in line until we could go in and purchase our tickets for the museum. The museum is 3 floors of various Dr. Pepper history and over all relatively interesting.

Admission included your choice of sodas made old fashioned soda shop style as well as the ability to purchase floats and other soda items. The line took a long time and service could be improved, but the soda shop experience was a lot of fun.
Written 26 May 2024
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California_momofsix
Fairfield1,111 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Baffled by the high rating--during a 10 day visit to Texas this was by far the biggest letdown for us. Boring, overpriced, rude staff...Visiting the day after the eclipse didn't help because the museum was terribly crowded. Lines the entrance and it was difficult to move around the small rooms. There just wasn't a lot of information, and what there was seemed unorganized and repetitive. There is a lot of reading along the walls, some older equipment, a whole floor of cans from different countries. One of the more interesting artifacts was the company watches they gave to their salesmen when they retired. Seemed like they were trying so desperately to find something to say and display. Honestly, 10 dollars a person is way too much for what you get. The soda mixing class looked like fun, but it required a reservation and wasn't included in the entrance price. We thought we would at least pick up our free soda from the old fashioned fountain on our way out. You can get a Dr. Pepper for free or you can use your ticket to get a 1 dollar discount on a float. We should have turned around when we saw the huge line. Only 2 people working, and of those two the lady making the floats moved at a snails pace, crowds just kept growing. Right when we got up to the cash register, the employee there walked away, saying he would be right back, and began helping fulfill orders. He was much faster, but was clearly carelessly rushing it. We waited a very long time before someone took our order. Finally a surly employee walked over, and informed my husband that not all flavors were included in the free taste, the more intriguing flavors like berry Dr. Pepper were not available for free, which seems ridiculously petty. I had my heart set on a float, big mistake. Wasted about 5 dollars on a small cup that was at least 75% pure foam. The whole experience left a bad taste in my mouth about Dr. Pepper, pun intended.
Written 17 May 2024
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irishapple3
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Had an absolute blast!! A walk down memory lane! Nostalgia at its finest and the best Dr. Pepper I’ve ever tasted. Only $10 to get in.
Written 3 May 2024
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Stacy D
Atlanta, GA21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
INCREDIBLE experience. My sister and I love Dr. Pepper (it's a running joke), so we knew we had to stop by. Actually a very interesting tour and the Dr. Pepper floats are more delicious than I hoped!
Written 14 April 2024
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Libby W
Houston92 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
This is a nice museum that is very well done. It just didn't happen to be our cup of tea. Not of fan of Dr. Pepper and there is a lot of reading to do. There were some artifacts and machines on display. If you run out of time, skip this museum. But if you need something extra to do, you may like it. They give you a drink when you are done, and they have other options besides Dr. Pepper. But the line will probably be long especially during the summer months.
Written 11 April 2024
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Howard S
Yardley, PA321 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Visiting Waco to meet family, did Dr Pepper as it’s highly recommended. Was very crowded. Place is 3 floors with many posters and dioramas. Lots of interesting history. Also tells history of carbonated soda. Have an elevator and stairs. Most displays are on 1 at floor. Have a small gift shot and free tasting bar. Too long a wait for free soda. Place is clean and good rest rooms.
Written 7 April 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Jan B
Abilene, TX6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
Very informative about the history of carbonated beverages. Enjoyed a complimentary Dr. Pepper after the tour. Highly recommend.
Written 5 April 2024
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Mike K
247 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Im not even a Dr Pepper drinker and I still loved this place. Fun time with some great exhibits. This place made me think about soda around the world and how much of it there is.
Written 2 April 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Megan
Malinta, OH120 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
This was a fun stop on our Spring Break! Ticket prices are reasonable at $10 per ticket and includes 3 floors in one museum and 1 area in the soda fountain. With your ticket, you also get one free small beverage from the soda fountain. The museum is filled with information about the company, how it started, important figures/people, and tons of old bottles and advertising signs. It was neat to hear the history behind a popular beverage and how it became a world wide drink. This is near Magnolia Silos, so you can do both stops in one day (and only pay for parking once!). You also have the opportunity to make your own soda and do a soda taste test blindfolded. Both of these experiences cost extra ($10 per experience) and must be booked ahead of time on the website. The soda from the soda fountain tastes completely different from what you buy in the store as well, which makes it a new experience just for that alone.
Written 1 April 2024
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David F
4 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Our family enjoyed visiting here. Interesting to learn the history of the company, and see the different artifacts. Within easy walking distance of Magnolia Silos.
Written 26 March 2024
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