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Dr Pepper Museum

300 S 5th St, Waco, TX 76701-2115
+1 254-757-1025
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Dr. Pepper Museum

Really cool place, but it was warm in there to me. I'd have preferred it cooler. Very interesting... read more

Reviewed 3 November 2017
sally8363
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Vidor, Texas
Interesting but lacked the wow factor

An interesting historical museum but lacked the wow factor. It struck me as being more of a... read more

Reviewed 1 November 2017
John R
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Banbury, United Kingdom
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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.
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  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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“soda fountain” (199 reviews)
“gift shop” (152 reviews)
“three floors” (32 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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300 S 5th St, Waco, TX 76701-2115
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Reviewed 3 November 2017

Really cool place, but it was warm in there to me. I'd have preferred it cooler. Very interesting, especially the World's Fair room. Loved all this info! Be sure to get something yummy in the shop afterwards!

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drpeppermuseum, Public Relations Manager at Dr Pepper Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2017

Sally, we are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your time at the museum and soda fountain. Please come back and see us again soon!

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Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

An interesting historical museum but lacked the wow factor. It struck me as being more of a nostalgia trip for older people. They could have made it a little more of it with interactive parts. It would be also a good idea to give a...More

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drpeppermuseum, Public Relations Manager at Dr Pepper Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2017

John, thank you for taking the time to rate us we appreciate your honest feedback. We will keep this in mind so we can improve for your future visit!The Dr Pepper Museum & Free Enterprise Institute is a non-profit organization and we are not owned...More

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Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

I have loved Dr Pepper for 40 years and the museum was a bucket list item. The museum was a little disappointing, the exhibits were excellent but the non Dr Pepper content was average. The gift shop could use more product. The biggest disappointment was...More

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drpeppermuseum, Public Relations Manager at Dr Pepper Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2017

Wofatt, thank you for taking the time to rate us we appreciate your honest feedback. The drinks from our old-fashioned soda fountain are a bit different from what you would get in a can because they are made differently! When sodas are hand-mixed at a...More

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Reviewed 24 October 2017

Not sure what I was really expecting but didn't think this was worth the $10 fee. The gift shop was cool and did buy a few things there.

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drpeppermuseum, Public Relations Manager at Dr Pepper Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2017

Diana, thank you for taking the time to rate us. We are sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your time at the museum. We appreciate your honest feedback so that we can improve for your future visit.

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Reviewed 24 October 2017

On our trip to Waco--now a destination spot--we included a visit to the Dr. Pepper Museum. Among other things we learned that Dr. Pepper was on the market a full two years prior to Coca Cola in Chattanooga. The museum resides in the building of...More

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drpeppermuseum, Public Relations Manager at Dr Pepper Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2017

John, we are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your time at the museum learning about both Waco and Dr Pepper's history. There is just so much to see and do while at the museum! Please come back and see us again soon!

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Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

Well for $10 a person your expectations are much higher than what this very small museum holds. There are 3 stories in this museum with exhibits and informational posters. After a quick trip through the museum there is a soda shop (overpriced) and another short...More

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drpeppermuseum, Public Relations Manager at Dr Pepper Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2017

YumorYuck, we are sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your time at the museum. Thank you for taking the time to rate us and give us your honest feedback. We appreciate it, and we will use this information to improve your future visit.

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Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

The Dr.Pepper Museum was not worth my money. I have a family with children and they did not apprrciate the museum. The exhibits were not at all interactive,nor fun for children. I like to take my children to fun places where we will have a...More

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Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

This is very nice little Museum about the history of Dr. Pepper, 7UP, Big Red sodas. This is very interesting exhibit. You can have a fresh Dr. Pepper made from scratch at the soda fountain located in the gift shop. I recommend this tour.

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drpeppermuseum, Public Relations Manager at Dr Pepper Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2017

Eobert, we are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your time at the museum leaning about Dr Pepper's history. Please come back and see us again soon!

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Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

Dr. Pepper Museum's admission fee does not quite match with the exhibits in the museum. When I arrived at the entrance, I hardly noticed any visitors. The entrance looks shaggy and it has no sufficient visual appeal and focus. Instead of visiting the museum, I...More

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Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

As the official soft drink of Waco, couldn’t visit without a stop at the Dr. Pepper Museum. Chocked full of artifacts on three floors, it was an interesting walk through, particularly the space dedicated to the 1953 tornado. It would be difficult to keep kids...More

1  Thank Kathy G
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drpeppermuseum, Public Relations Manager at Dr Pepper Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2017

Kathy, we are glad to hear that you enjoyed your time at the museum. We appreciate your honest feedback to make future improvements to the museum. Please come back and see us again soon!

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Lisa R
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I think so. There was an elevator to get to upper floors.
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No. It is in a separate building, which you can access by going into the courtyard where the picnic tables are and turning right instead of left.
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