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“Very nice. $8 seemed a little expensive”
Review of Dr Pepper Museum

Dr Pepper Museum
Ranked #10 of 63 things to do in Waco
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Stairs / lift, Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities
Houston, Texas
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163 reviews
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“Very nice. $8 seemed a little expensive”
Reviewed 22 June 2014

Three floors. Quite abit of history. Howver, was hoping this was the building that housed the originalk drug store--but that is a few blocks away. Nice three--D animated narrator telling some of the early story. Enjoyed the historical videos. The advertising videos were abit too long and seemed to not be a "Best of" but more of a "All ads ever made"
The rediscovred (non-flowing) artesian well was interesting.
Considering the advertising value Dr. Pepper receives from this museum I think $5 would be a better price. We used groupon.

Visited June 2014
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Ho Chi Minh City
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“Not the best and overpriced”
Reviewed 22 June 2014

Not sure why the cost of admission is so high. Maybe because Texans are proud of everything in Texas and therefore proud enough to get overcharged. Overall, I was a bit disappointed. I wouldn't recommend this site to anyone. Did not demonstrate how to make the soda or the processing plant. After paying the overpriced admissions, we were not interested in paying for a drink. Again, I would NOT recommend the museum. Just get some pics, maybe buy a soda and leave. If Dr. Foots was a golden rule man, this place does not follow in his "foot" steps!

Visited June 2014
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Huntsville, Alabama
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“Great Saturday Trip”
Reviewed 17 June 2014

Was hoping there would be just a little more to see like the Coca-Cola museum in Atlanta, but still very neat. Really enjoyed seeing / reading about the history behind the plant.

Visited June 2014
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“Not worth the drive”
Reviewed 16 June 2014

It's a good stop if you're on your way somewhere else. Not worth the one and a half hour drive from Dallas. Perhaps because we were expecting to see some kind of working facility, the collection of items (easily found at antique shops) is just not worth the time. The only interesting thing was learning about and seeing the well.

Visited June 2014
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Dallas, Texas
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“Nice way to pass a couple hours”
Reviewed 15 June 2014

Found ourselves looking for something to do in Waco and this little museum came to mind.

Always wanted to go, so we finally did.

Does not flow very well, but has some cool exhibits and lots of interesting information.

Enjoyed out time there, and ended up in the sweet shoppe afterwards for a genuine fountain-jerk Dr P and a float.

If you have some time, check it out.

Visited June 2014
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