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Birthplace of Pepsi

256 Middle Street, New Bern, NC
252-636-5898
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Ranked #3 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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Staten Island, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

It's just a store that sells pepsi and pepsi memorabilia. They should have recreated the pharmacy the way it was in the 1890's then it would have been better.

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Winterville, North Carolina
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

This place had some nice pictures about the history of Pepsi. There was a soda fountain where you could buy a drink and a penny press. The kids had fun with the penny press.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

This is a pretty cool store, however they have remodeled and it lost some charm. It mostly is just a sales store and no tours or anything. They even sell t shirts and other merchandise for non pepsi drinks. Its not as cool as it sounds but it's cool to stop by if you are driving by.

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thomasville, NC
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41 reviews 41 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I love Mt Dew and my wife loves Pepsi....what more needs to be said. Grab a bottle of your choice or try a Pepsi Float...Neat little place!

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We stopped because it is a New Bern must see according to some locals. Love Pepsi so we stopped. The teenage girl didn't even look up when we walked in. The other lady that served our Pepsi definitely didn't go out of her way to be pleasant. No one offered a "tour". It was just a shop selling Pepsi and... More

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Benson, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

This is located in historical New Bern, NC. What we saw there was mostly souvenir sales, we were able to sit in the old original drug store and enjoy a cold Pepsi drink and some pop corn. It was nice to see the "old time" soda fountain. The prices were a bit high, but this is a tourist attraction.

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Cary, North Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This is not much more than a store that sells Pepsi related merchandise. No big deal, see it if you are nearby but dont go out of your way unless you are a Pepsi fanatic.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Visited the "store" with wife and two granddaughters. Not much except a souvenir stand with bottled drinks available. Clerks did not seem very interested in promoting the historic significance of the place.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Worth a stop to see how it was created, especially interesting to folks who like Pepsi or those in the pharmacy field.

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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Cute little store with old fashion bar area. Pepsi Float was refreshing. Good info about the history of Pepsi. It's self guided but the people working there can answer any questions.

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