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Address: 300 S 5th St, Waco, TX 76701-2115
Phone Number:
+1 254-757-1025
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10:00 - 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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Nostalgic Experience

The history of the popular drink provides a glimpse of the evolution of American life over the last 130 years. The combination of displays and video presentations keeps the... read more

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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The history of the popular drink provides a glimpse of the evolution of American life over the last 130 years. The combination of displays and video presentations keeps the experience engaging. We especially enjoyed the ads and commercials from the various decades. A free taste at the end of the tour would be a nice touch, though soda and ice... More 

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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A comprehensive history of my favorite soft drink and excellent background of the people that made it a local beverage to national distribution. In addition they have an old fashioned soda shop where they will mix you a Dr. Pepper from syrup, just like they did 70 years ago ( I would add a scoop of Blue Bell ice cream!)

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Kansas City, Kansas
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Thought the admission price was a little high for what you got to see. Would have been nice if there had been more videos of actual production in earlier days. Really not much to see.

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Thank Vickie L
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Fun to tour the building and learn the history of the business. Easy access for everyone and enjoyed seeing past commercials, old items and drinking Dr. Pepper of course.

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Thank Mary K
Shortsville, New York
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were in Waco to see other things and thought, 'Why not' for the Dr Pepper Museum. Ended up spending 2 1/4 hours there. Even if you have no interest in the beverage Dr. Pepper the stories and displays of innovation, free enterprise, personalities, marketing, local history, determination, etc make the visit worthwhile. The TV commercials were especially intriguing -reminding... More 

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Thank Michael K
Naples, Florida
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great fun and nostalgic too! It is a self guided tour and the museum is fun for kids and adults alike! I had no idea of all that went into the development of the vanilla flavored drink.

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Thank mkmblack
Dallas, Texas
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Went to Magnolia Silos, over priced cup cakes decided to walk over to Dr Peppers. Easy walk, gave out military discount for museum or you can walk over to gift shop which was free and had artifact s from by gone era. Like one review stated lot of commercialism but side note there was other items of interest. Liked the... More 

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Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I enjoyed this museum. Had several vintage delivery vehicles, vintage Dr. Pepper, 7 up and Big Red Items. Parking across the street, not too much walking. 3 floors, 2 buildings. Soda fountain and Bluebell ice cream, small gift shop. The gift shop did not take credit cards. I don't know if their machine was broken or they just normally don't... More 

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Rock Hill, South Carolina
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Dr. Pepper Museum is amazing. A great way to spend part of your day in the amazing city of Waco!

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Wow! I thought this would be a nice museum to visit. Instead it was a memorial to narcissism and the psychopathic CEOs that lead them. They showed in all of their full glory how they manipulated the American public through commercials, lies and counter culture plays. I felt physically sick after going through this horrible museum. I thought it would... More 

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