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Address: 300 South 5th Street, Waco, TX 76701-2115
Phone Number: +1 254-757-1025
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12:00 - 17:00
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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A museum dedicated to the nation's oldest major soft drink - Dr Pepper! We...

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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Nice nostalgia!

Dr. Pepper is my favorite soda so we had to stop here when in the area! It was interesting with lots of historic photos, bottles and advertising posters. A fun visit!

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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San Diego, California
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Houston, Texas
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50 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I want to love the Dr Pepper museum. I love Diet Dr Pepper. I loved the float. That was great. The museum was underwhelming. It was in need of repairs, which they seem to be working on. But when you are still paying to be there, that's not helpful at the time. The history is interesting. Perhaps when I'm in... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

As a person who feels they have assisted in the growth of Dr. Pepper, I had to visit. It was great seeing the birthplace of Dr. Pepper. Although some say it was in Virginia, just the founder moved to Waco and made it famous. Great tour of history though.

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Thank Ken V
Valley Mills, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I was a bit taken back by the 10.00 entry fee to visit. Yes it was interesting seeing some of the old bottles, machines, photo's. Since we visited during December we also got to see some interesting old Christmas commercials. But I just kept thinking of all the fabulous castles and historic places I have visited in Europe for less... More 

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Wimberley, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting history. You would never know that this wonderful drink was a stand alone and not a diriviative of some other soda company. In fact they were so poplular that other companies were buying the company over and over. Well thought out lay out of the museum. The various CEO's had very colorful lives. Something to see when going... More 

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Thank lowemanc
drpeppermuseum, Public Relations Manager at Dr Pepper Museum, responded to this review

lowemanc, thank you for visiting the museum and taking the time to write a review of your experience here! We are thrilled to see that you had such a great time. Hearing about our visitors getting learn more about Dr Pepper's history is always fun for us. Come back and see us again soon! More 

Central Florida, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a cute place with lots to see about Dr. Pepper. Loved the smell lab! Lots of a history and even a theater that plays old Dr. Pepper commercials!

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Thank Stacy G
drpeppermuseum, Public Relations Manager at Dr Pepper Museum, responded to this review

Stacy, we are so glad that you were able to visit the museum and participate in a Liquid Laboratory presentation! Thank you for taking the time to write a review of the museum. Come back and see us again soon! More 

San Diego, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Dr. Pepper is my favorite soda so we had to stop here when in the area! It was interesting with lots of historic photos, bottles and advertising posters. A fun visit!

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Thank westykj
drpeppermuseum, Public Relations Manager at Dr Pepper Museum, responded to this review

westykj, we are so glad you were able to visit the museum while you were in Waco. Having Dr Pepper lovers come through the museum is so much fun! Thank you for visiting and taking the time to write a review of your time learning about Dr Pepper history. Come back and see us again soon! More 

Clifton, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We took two of our grandkids, 1 teen & 1 preteen & we had a wonderful time. Then we went back about a month later & took another granddaughter, 10. They all enjoyed it so much! You learn the interesting history of the founder & see some of the old equipment they used years ago, the bottles & how they... More 

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drpeppermuseum, Public Relations Manager at Dr Pepper Museum, responded to this review

MyRivers, we are so glad you were able to bring your grandchildren to see the museum! Sometimes it can be hard to get teens interested in history, but usually adding soda to the end of it helps a little bit. Thank you for visiting the museum and taking the time to write a review of your experiences here with your... More 

Fort Worth, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I brought our children and grandchildren to Waco for an overnight. On our way, we spent time at the Elm Mott Heritage Homestead where we had a great time. The next day we woke up to rain which forced a change of plans. We decided to visit the Dr Pepper Museum. The admission is a little high... More 

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drpeppermuseum, Public Relations Manager at Dr Pepper Museum, responded to this review

SEMc01, we are so glad you were able to find alternative rain plans with your grandkids and came to see the museum! We love hearing stories like this about families getting to bond over Dr Pepper history. Thank you for visiting the museum and taking the time to write a review of your experience. Come back and see us again... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Although educational I had higher expectations. At the Heineken experience in Amsterdam you get at least 3 free drinks. There was not even a taste of Dr Pepper available. Some of the exhibits were dated. One section was a screen with the volume too low showing TV commercials from Dr Pepper. To top it off when we tried to buy... More 

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Thank Buzzcola
drpeppermuseum, Public Relations Manager at Dr Pepper Museum, responded to this review

Buzzcola, thank you for visiting the museum and taking the time to write a review. We are glad you were able to see the museum and learn all about 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, so we purchase... More 

Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nostalgic walk through Dr. Pepper's history. Lots to see and learn about. Neat to see the vintage advertising and relive commercials from yesteryear. Lots of information to read. Walk over to soda fountain and get a Dr. Pepper made the old fashioned way (you will taste the difference....in a good way)! Takes about an hour, longer if you read everything.... More 

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Thank NKY_10
drpeppermuseum, Public Relations Manager at Dr Pepper Museum, responded to this review

NKY_10, we are thrilled to see that you enjoyed your visit at the museum! Knowing that our visitors had a good time while learning all about Dr Pepper's history is what makes our jobs so fun. Come back and see us again soon for another delicious fresh Dr Pepper! More 

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