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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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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

Nice little store front, but just a quick walk through. The original recipe is listed on the wall, which is fun to read.

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Cumming, Georgia
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

The Pepsi museum is a neat place to visit. It is very small and quaint. Staff is very friendly and the story is full of neat things to buy.

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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Staff were helpful, but there is very little to see. A shame more has not been made of the 'history' rather than it just being a place to buy souvenirs.

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Midland, Texas
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108 reviews 108 reviews
32 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Soda counter serving Pepsi, not so cheap souvenirs made in china, basically just a tourist trap. Skip this one

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Raleigh
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92 reviews 92 reviews
31 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Small low key shop selling a ton of Pepsi and Mountain Dew paraphernalia in a quaint setting. Interesting to learn the original Pepsi formula included grain alcohol. Good place to go for a respite from the heat and a cold Pepsi.

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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83 reviews 83 reviews
18 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

OK, so it is a shop, but nice to feel the history as you sip an ice cold Pepsi. A video on a loop depicts the Pepsi story, not too long, but does capture the origins of the drink.

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northeast US
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107 reviews 107 reviews
10 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

This is a store where it all began. A few displays and lots of Pepsi stuff to buy. Some neat old Pepsi things and basic information about the birth of Pepsi. I would have loved to see a three minute movie about the origin of Pepsi or more information about the history. Just basic stuff here. Lots to buy though.... More

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New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

So different from the flamboyant Coca cola center in Atlanta but it has the original feel to it and it is the original place indeed. It is supposedly the old pharmacy where Caleb Bradham invented the famous drink of Pepsi cola. Great place to buy souvenirs for a Pepsi partial relative. An interesting place to visit.

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Amelia Court House, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Really neat shop. Fountain Pepsi drinks and great Pepsi floats. Great choice of souvenirs to select from. Convenient to historic downtown.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Enjoyed remembering how it used to be with a fifty cent Pepsi, great visit, super nice folks. Highly recommend.

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