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“Great Soda Shop”
Review of Dr Pepper Museum

Dr Pepper Museum
Ranked #6 of 78 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, Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities, Stairs / lift, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children
Reviewed 27 June 2014

We stopped in the soda shop for an afternoon treat. It was worth it! We didn't tour the museum, but I would recommend the soda shop to everyone.

1  Thank Robin H
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Reviewed 24 June 2014

We stopped for this museum on our way to Dallas. The outside looked promising, as did the check in area. We had a groupon and just had to pay $ 8,00 for the two of us. The museum is on three floors. The first floor had a lot of old advertising on display, the second had all kinds of movie posters where a small plaque informs you about the sponsoring Dr Pepper did in that movie. On the third floor was a kind of film or movie. We found it a nice stop, but not more than that. The groupon made it not a bad experience. NOTE: we are from Holland and Dr Pepper is not very well known there, so the advertising didn't bring back memories and for Americans it might be a better experience

3  Thank Dutchkathy
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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.

Thank John B
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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!

Thank TCMDOC
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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.

Thank R Wayne C
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