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Birthplace of Pepsi

256 Middle Street, New Bern, NC
252-636-5898
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Ranked #4 of 8 Attractions in New Bern
Type: Specialty Museums, Specialty Shops, Historic Sites
Description: This soda fountain and Pepsi gift shop is located at the same site where the first Pepsi drink was invented.
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Charlottesville, VA
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41 reviews 41 reviews
14 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 NEW

The Pepsi ice cream soda was excellent. The history of Pepsi was shared in an interesting poster, actual soda fountain atmosphere. If you have a Pepsi lover in your family, the selection of souvenirs was over the top!

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Rye, New Hampshire
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

We stopped by the Birthplace of Pepsi and I was hoping to get my Dad something from there because of his love of Pepsi. I found that the gift shop was not that special and did not offer many things that seemed specific to the Birthplace. A lot of the merchandise seemed like items you could get in any store.... More

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South Haven, Michigan, United States
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55 reviews 55 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

not sure what we were expecting but it was rather bland. The one girl there was helping with directions for scenic places instead of explaining the history of the place. Felt like a tourist trap to us

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Southport, North Carolina
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35 reviews 35 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Really disappointed in this place. Having been to World of Coke in Atlanta, I thought this place would have more. Very disappointed. But, I'm glad I visited the home of my favorite drink.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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81 reviews 81 reviews
43 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

My husband is a pepsi collector, so of course we had to go to the birth place. It was nice to see all the items and to see the tables and fountain area, We bought many items and had a good time exploring the place. Loved it.

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Top Contributor
241 reviews 241 reviews
21 attraction reviews
164 helpful votes 164 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Would appreciate some more interactive displays and the opportunity to sample the "original Brad's drink recipe." It felt less authentic to have pepsi from a regular dispenser rather than mixing the syrups in an old-fashioned way. With that being said, it is a great place to bring kids to see many different styles of pepsi and mt. dew bottles and... More

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Plain City, Ohio
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34 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

I've been to the World of Coca-Cola in Atlanta & Dr. Pepper Museum in Waco, Texas and both are 100 times better than this. It really isn't even a museum, it's the location of Caleb Bradham's pharmacy where he created Pepsi. I didn't see very much about the history of Pepsi and they only have a few Pepsi pieces to... More

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Cedar Hill, Missouri
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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

A must see if you're in New Bern. They have all things "Pepsi". T shirts,drink glasses, hats, bags, etc. You can even sit at the soda counter and order a Pepsi or diet Pepsi. Lots of old Pepsi items on display. Always worth a visit when I'm in town.

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Richmond Hill, Georgia, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Each of us had a Pepsi float and asked for extra ice cream...but only received a very small scoop. The historic items on display were somewhat interesting...but nothing outstanding.

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Cape May
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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

A must stop when visiting New Bern. Stop in while on a walking tour of the downtown shops. Don't forget Mitchell's Hardware Store.

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