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Birthplace of Pepsi-Cola

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Nostalgic and educational

Though there is no comparison between this little place and the Coke museum in Atlanta, I enjoyed... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Richmond, Virginia, United States
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If you come to New Bern, NC you have to visit this historic site once.

Fun to visit while sipping a Pepsi Cola and looking at all the history involving the creation of... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2018
New Bern, North Carolina
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This soda fountain and Pepsi gift shop is located at the same site where the first Pepsi drink was invented.
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256 Middle St, New Bern, NC 28560-2142
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A trip down in history, where Pepsi-Cola was first invented. Learn about the history of the inventor and about Pepsi Cola. Interesting.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Eva C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Though there is no comparison between this little place and the Coke museum in Atlanta, I enjoyed seeing where Pepsi got its start. Fun to read about the history and plenty of souvenirs to be had.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 113annd
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Fun to visit while sipping a Pepsi Cola and looking at all the history involving the creation of this magnificent drink. Lots of memorabilia to purchase so if you're a Pepsi fan this is for you! Directly across from the Episcopal church of New Bern...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Chazmanian
Reviewed 22 October 2018

Portion of this store was reflective of an original store front. A nostalgic atmosphere that offered $.25 popcorn and $1.00 pepsi drinks. Souvenirs were tastful

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Trish J
Reviewed 20 October 2018 via mobile

Yes the site is a Pepsi merch paradise. The response why Pepsi Max was relegated was we should write to corporate.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank rogersober
Reviewed 19 October 2018

I don't think I expected "PepsiLand" but this place was run down, dull and unappealing. It could use a major face lift. The Pepsi merchandise was uninspiring. Didn't buy anything.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Robert H
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

I took my kids for their first jaunt to New Bern and stopped in the Birthplace of Pepsi-Cola. We all loved our Pepsi floats and unique souvenirs. The staff is friendly and the decor is adorably vintage. If you have time, swing by the graveyard...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Kristina G
Reviewed 26 September 2018

Small venue but interesting place. There is an original recipe for the cola on the wall. If in the area it is a neat little stop that takes you back in time and gives you a short piece of history. You can buy classic post...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank sandulahome
Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

I enjoyed this small site paying homage to Pepsi. The staff were friendly and informative. The souvenirs were unique and a small amount of history and memorabilia made it worth stopping in.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Jane B
Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

Right on the corner in downtown New Bern, this storefront has historical info about Pepsi-Cola and memorabilia, along with touristy type merchandise for sale. There is also a soda shop where you can order a Pepsi float.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank donv667
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Response from DalenM782 | Reviewed this property |
Nope, just walk in the door. Sorry for late answer. I am on vacation and just got to my emails.