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Dr Pepper Museum

300 S 5th St, Waco, TX 76701-2115
+1 254-757-1025
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Like the drink, quick and refreshing, just like expected.Worth the price.

First, there is free museum parking across from the museum. Don't pay. If going to Silos, ditto... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
DoctorCrispyBacon
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Driftwood, Texas
Excellent, much more than expected.

Excellent, much more than expected. Lots of history about Dr Pepper, Waco, and various Worlds... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Wind8stone
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Conroe, Texas
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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.
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  • Very good38%
  • Average23%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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“soda fountain” (199 reviews)
“gift shop” (152 reviews)
“three floors” (32 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
300 S 5th St, Waco, TX 76701-2115
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First, there is free museum parking across from the museum. Don't pay. If going to Silos, ditto, don't fall for the $10 church scammers. The free lot is down the street and CLOSER. Back to the museum. This is a relatively narrow subjected museum and...More

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drpeppermuseum, Public Relations Manager at Dr Pepper Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your time at the museum. There is so much to see and do during your visit with us. We apologize for the inconvenience about the second floor. We are currently putting in our new temporary exhibit, Eat...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent, much more than expected. Lots of history about Dr Pepper, Waco, and various Worlds Fairs, relaxing, enjoyable, highly recommend. Thanks

Thank Wind8stone
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drpeppermuseum, Public Relations Manager at Dr Pepper Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your time at the museum learning about Waco and Dr Pepper's history. Please come back and see us again soon!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I would not recommend to the average person unless you really like Dr. Pepper or are particularly interested in soft drink history. The building and exhibits are dated and not very interactive. We went because of a super deal on Groupon, so we just breezed...More

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drpeppermuseum, Public Relations Manager at Dr Pepper Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

JBrown, we are sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your time at the museum. We appreciate you taking the time to give us a review. We will use this information to help improve your future visit.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was pretty neat to view all the collectibles here. Loved the well most of all and the 7-Up bottling line that moves.

Thank Andrew E
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drpeppermuseum, Public Relations Manager at Dr Pepper Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Andrew, we are so glad to hear you enjoyed your time at the museum. The bottling line is one of our favorite attractions. We hope that you come back and see us again soon!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our trip did not allow time to visit the museum however we did want to buy gifts from the store for a few die-hard Dr. Pepper fans in our lives. Unfortunately, there was a lack of options to buy from. The store was small. Creativity...More

1  Thank 554christya
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drpeppermuseum, Public Relations Manager at Dr Pepper Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Christya, we are sorry to hear you weren't able to tour the museum. Thank you for taking the time to write us a review about the gift shop, we will make note of your feedback to improve for your future visit.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Many exhibits and memorabilia that takes you back in time. Way more than we expected. Worth the $10 fee.

Thank Bob_Loretta
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drpeppermuseum, Public Relations Manager at Dr Pepper Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Bob, we are so glad to hear you enjoyed your time at the museum learning all about Waco and Dr Pepper's history. Please come back and see us again soon!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Dr Pepper Museum was a great side attraction during my recent trek to Waco to visit Magnolia Market. Reasonable admission and easy parking, but points off for not serving at least a free small glass of Dr Pepper. I’ve toured beer companies, wineries and...More

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drpeppermuseum, Public Relations Manager at Dr Pepper Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Robinson, we are so glad to hear you enjoyed your time at the museum learning about Waco and Dr Pepper's history.The Dr Pepper Museum & Free Enterprise Institute is a non-profit organization and we are not owned or operated by the Dr Pepper Snapple Group,...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good history lesson and outstanding memorabilia. I’m a Pepper; You’re a Pepper; We are all Peppers after visiting this historic venue.

Thank Jeff T
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drpeppermuseum, Public Relations Manager at Dr Pepper Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Jeff, we are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your time at the museum learning about Waco and Dr Pepper's history. The old commercials are always a treat to look through. Please come back and see us again soon!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This old Dr. Pepper bottling plant is a really fun way to learn about the history of the drink in its hometown. Being from New Bern, NC (the home of Pepsi) we were able to learn about the origins of another famous beverage. The entrance...More

1  Thank Tracey L
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drpeppermuseum, Public Relations Manager at Dr Pepper Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Tracey, we are so glad to hear you've enjoyed your time at the museum learning about the history of Waco and Dr Pepper. Please come back and see us again soon!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A fun stop to get an education on Waco and Dr. Pepper. You will also get to know about the man himself if you take the entire tour. There is more than just Dr. Pepper history here and we we're a little confused the way...More

Thank Ron H
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drpeppermuseum, Public Relations Manager at Dr Pepper Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Ron, we are so glad to hear you enjoyed your time at the museum learning about Waco and Dr Pepper's history. The gift shop and soda fountain is always a sweet treat, we are glad you were able to stop by before heading out. Please...More

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Julie K
14 May 2018|
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Response from 31,42,013 | Reviewed this property |
There is no tour, you are self-guided. An hour at most should do it.
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Lisa R
31 January 2018|
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Response from howlin12013 | Reviewed this property |
I think so. There was an elevator to get to upper floors.
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Corina H
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Response from John B | Reviewed this property |
No. Food served inside
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