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Dr Pepper Museum

300 S 5th St, Waco, TX 76701-2115
+1 254-757-1025
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“10, 2, 4”

Because we were stopping for Chip & Joanne’s Magnolia Farms as the main objective, afterwards we... read more

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M5902QCjohna
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Rocklin, California
Not a bad stop if you are in the area

And chances are, you WILL be in the area. With the influx of visitors to the (very) nearby... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
bbachik
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Waco, Texas
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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.
  • Excellent29%
  • Very good38%
  • Average23%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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“soda fountain” (199 reviews)
“gift shop” (152 reviews)
“three floors” (32 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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300 S 5th St, Waco, TX 76701-2115
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Reviewed today

Because we were stopping for Chip & Joanne’s Magnolia Farms as the main objective, afterwards we headed to this museum. Although admission was a little pricey, for what you’d expect and to see, we were still glad to take advantage of having done something we’d...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

And chances are, you WILL be in the area. With the influx of visitors to the (very) nearby Magnolia Silos, the Dr. Pepper Museum is a natural "add on" to your visit. Lots of great history about the origins of Dr. Pepper and a great...More

Thank bbachik
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drpeppermuseum, Public Relations Manager at Dr Pepper Museum, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your time at the museum, thank you for stopping by while you were in the area! There is so much to see and do at the museum, learning about Dr Pepper and soft drink industry. Nothing beats...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My husband and I visited here. It was nice to see everything they had there, but at $20 for 2 people we expected a bit more. We walked the entire museum and store in about 35 minutes. We don’t regret going, but likely wouldn’t go...More

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

Bree, we are glad to hear you enjoyed your time at the museum with your husband. Thank you for taking the time to write us a review, we appreciate your honest feedback. This will help us improve your future visit. Please come back and see...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Lots of great history and information about the culmination of the coveted Dr. Pepper beverage. Not a long tour but the store is full of great items and you’ll want to grab a Dr. Pepper float on the way out. Trust me. I’m a doctor!

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drpeppermuseum, Public Relations Manager at Dr Pepper Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Eric, we are so glad to hear you enjoyed your time at the museum learning about Dr Pepper and soft drink industry! A Dr Pepper float is a great way to end your day at the museum. Please come back and see us again soon!

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Inexpensive and a must see if you’re a Dr Pepper fan! I loved the old machinery and the TV commercials.

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drpeppermuseum, Public Relations Manager at Dr Pepper Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

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

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Was somewhat disappointed in the Dr. Pepper Museum. Maybe because I have been to the Coca-Cola Museum in Atlanta, GA. Not a clear path for the walking tour; just sort of wondered in and out of room. Their big thing was 2 theatres that showed...More

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

Billy, we are sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your time at the museum. We appreciate you taking the time to give us your honest feedback. The Dr Pepper Museum & Free Enterprise Institute is a non-profit organization and we are not owned or operated...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Didn’t know Dr. Pepper originated in Waco! Great old building with lots of interesting “stuff”. Unfortunately, the day we were there, there were 100 young school children! Well behaved but, they were everywhere! Glad we stopped in and learned some interesting facts.More

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

Deanne, we are so glad to hear you enjoyed your time at the museum learning all about Waco and Dr Pepper's history. We apologize for the inconvenience about the tour group the day of your visit. We tend to bring in many school groups for...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a small museum. It had some things about the history that was interesting but did not take long to get thru. If you are looking for some time to kill and are in Waco it is not bad.

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drpeppermuseum, Public Relations Manager at Dr Pepper Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

We are so glad you found sometime to stop by and see us! We are so glad you enjoyed your visit, please come back and see us again soon!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Maybe it’s just that nothing could ever top the spectacular World of Coke in Atlanta... but this was just awful. Poorly, poorly arranged and staged. Not worth $10 admission. And all these years I heard you could buy original formula (real sugar) Dr Pepper here....More

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

John, we are sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your time at the museum.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 are a non-profit and unfortunately...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First, there is free museum parking across from the museum. Don't pay. If going to Silos, ditto, don't fall for the $10 church scammers. The free lot is down the street and CLOSER. Back to the museum. This is a relatively narrow subjected museum and...More

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

We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your time at the museum. There is so much to see and do during your visit with us. We apologize for the inconvenience about the second floor. We are currently putting in our new temporary exhibit, Eat...More

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Julie K
14 May 2018|
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Response from 3,142,013 | Reviewed this property |
There is no tour, you are self-guided. An hour at most should do it.
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Lisa R
31 January 2018|
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Response from howlin12013 | Reviewed this property |
I think so. There was an elevator to get to upper floors.
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Corina H
16 October 2017|
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No. Food served inside
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