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Dr Pepper Museum

300 S 5th St, Waco, TX 76701-2115
+1 254-757-1025
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Overpriced, a bit dated

I would have enjoyed this museum much more if there was an audio guide. There was a lot of... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Alli W
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Boston
Over-priced niche experience for history buffs or sodaholics

NOT a factory tour! Only a small screen video showing an overview of the complete process. Got to... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Chuck S
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Lansing, Michigan
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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 good40%
  • Average23%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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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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+1 254-757-1025
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I would have enjoyed this museum much more if there was an audio guide. There was a lot of information about the history of soda and the bottling process, but the museum design was very dated. I'd recommend stopping in the soda shop to get...More

1  Thank Alli W
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drpeppermuseum, Public Relations Manager at Dr Pepper Museum, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Alli, thank you for taking the time to give us an honest review. We appreciate your feedback and will take it into consider to make improvements for you next visit. Please come back and see us again soon!

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

NOT a factory tour! Only a small screen video showing an overview of the complete process. Got to PAY for a Pepper! Not very exciting for kids... take them to the Baylor Mayborn Museum instead!More

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

Chuck, 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 purchase all our own sodas...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

We visited this museum and it was OK. Really was not impressed as much as I thought I would be. The store inside had the neatest things.

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

Traci, we are sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your time at the museum. We appreciate your honest feedback, and will make improvements for your future visit.

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Not sure what we expected? But it was just Ok. Three levels and not a whole lot on any of them? The second floor was all about State Fairs, and the third floor has a small theatre that shows a lot of the old TV...More

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drpeppermuseum, Public Relations Manager at Dr Pepper Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Jkickertz, we are sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your time at the museum. Thank you for taking the time to give us a review. We appreciate your honest feedback and will make note of it to improve for your future visit.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Very disappointed in their selection of merchandise in the gift shop. Very few shirts selections and the ones they did have only had limited sizes-small and XXL-very few M, L or XL.

Thank rzrbaxfan
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drpeppermuseum, Public Relations Manager at Dr Pepper Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Rzrbaxfan, we are sorry to hear you were disappointed with the gift shop. We will make note of your comments to improve from your future visit.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

This was an interesting museum but not too much to it. We were expecting more, for us this was a let down.

Thank phyllisf54
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drpeppermuseum, Public Relations Manager at Dr Pepper Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

phyllisf54, we are sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your time at the museum. Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We will make note of your comments to improve for your future visit.

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This was a great visit to the museum of my favorite soda. I found all the old bottles and equipment interesting. Mr Foots Clements was the CEO for years and the exhibits about him were entertaining. After the tour you can purchase theit products, even...More

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drpeppermuseum, Public Relations Manager at Dr Pepper Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Pamiruru, we are so glad to hear you enjoyed your time at the museum learning about Dr Pepper and the soft drink industry. Please come back and see us again soon!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So much you can learn by stopping here and there are so many pieces of history! This place really is neat and stop by the sofa shop for a Dr. Pepper, it taste better than anywhere else.More

Thank Chelsea D
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drpeppermuseum, Public Relations Manager at Dr Pepper Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Chelsea, we are so glad to hear you enjoyed your time at the museum learning about Dr Pepper and Waco's history. The soda fountain is always a sweet treat to stop by before you leave the museum. We hope you stop by and see us...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice small museum shows how Dr Pepper was developed and first processed with the original equipment and bottled. Presentation was well done and worth the visit. After that you go to the old time soda fountain to have sodas and floats made the old fashioned...More

Thank Elmer G
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Reviewed 1 week ago

After getting into town later in the afternoon, we decided to stop at the museum. We didn't know anything going in, so we were shocked to find out that at 420 we couldn't get in to a museum that closed at 5:30. WHAT? I'm willing...More

Thank Ryan S
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drpeppermuseum, Public Relations Manager at Dr Pepper Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Ryan, we are sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your time at the museum. We appreciate you taking the time to write a review. In order to give visitors enough time to walk through the museum we stop selling admission tickets at 4 pm. Again...More

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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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Corina H
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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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