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Dr Pepper Museum

300 S 5th St, Waco, TX 76701-2115
+1 254-757-1025
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Not much to see

Was somewhat disappointed in the Dr. Pepper Museum. Maybe because I have been to the Coca-Cola... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Billy E
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Birmingham, Alabama
Interesting!

Didn’t know Dr. Pepper originated in Waco! Great old building with lots of interesting “stuff... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Deanne Y
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Henderson
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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.
  • Excellent29%
  • 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: 12:00 - 17:30
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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300 S 5th St, Waco, TX 76701-2115
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+1 254-757-1025
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Reviewed yesterday

Was somewhat disappointed in the Dr. Pepper Museum. Maybe because I have been to the Coca-Cola Museum in Atlanta, GA. Not a clear path for the walking tour; just sort of wondered in and out of room. Their big thing was 2 theatres that showed...More

Thank Billy E
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Didn’t know Dr. Pepper originated in Waco! Great old building with lots of interesting “stuff”. Unfortunately, the day we were there, there were 100 young school children! Well behaved but, they were everywhere! Glad we stopped in and learned some interesting facts.

Thank Deanne Y
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a small museum. It had some things about the history that was interesting but did not take long to get thru. If you are looking for some time to kill and are in Waco it is not bad.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Maybe it’s just that nothing could ever top the spectacular World of Coke in Atlanta... but this was just awful. Poorly, poorly arranged and staged. Not worth $10 admission. And all these years I heard you could buy original formula (real sugar) Dr Pepper here....More

Thank BigJohnC
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Reviewed 1 week 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

Thank DoctorCrispyBacon
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Reviewed 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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

1  Thank JBrown1286
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drpeppermuseum, Public Relations Manager at Dr Pepper Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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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Julie K
13 May 2018|
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Response from 3,142,013 | Reviewed this property |
There is no tour, you are self-guided. An hour at most should do it.
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Lisa R
30 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
15 October 2017|
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No. Food served inside
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