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Birthplace of Pepsi-Cola

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Address: 256 Middle Street, New Bern, NC 28560
Phone Number: 252-636-5898
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This soda fountain and Pepsi gift shop is located at the same site where...

This soda fountain and Pepsi gift shop is located at the same site where the first Pepsi drink was invented.

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A little piece of history

Whilst not originally on my "to do" list, we passed by, and why wouldn't you go and look in this piece of history. The guy behind the counter was so very friendly and full of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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New Bern, North Carolina
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I love this place. My grandkids have visited before when they came down from Maryland for Thanksgiving.

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Medowie, Australia
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Whilst not originally on my "to do" list, we passed by, and why wouldn't you go and look in this piece of history. The guy behind the counter was so very friendly and full of information about the place and the town. The shop is what you would expect from such a place, but we honestly had a great time... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Souvenir shop with a little bit of history. Free. Ten minutes unless you are picking out t-shirts or eating some popcorn

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Thank Eugene G
Hampton, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My geocaching got cut short by the predicted afternoon rains and I just had to see the birthplace of Pepsi. It was almost like walking into a time machine! A very pleasant and friendly staff and lots of cute things to buy - with no pressure to buy them. But where else can one buy a pub pint glass with... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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118 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We didn't buy anything, but still had to stop by the place that serves as the birthplace of Pepsi. Good place to buy souvenirs like t-shirts and other things. It was neat to walk in and immediately smell the fresh popcorn. Definitely worth a visit in downtown New Bern.

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Thank Jeff P
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's like stepping back in time, make sure if your in the area you stop in . The entire down town area is pet friendly. It's a breathe if fresh air, and a great way too spend a Saturday

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New York
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10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the cutest little shop. Worth spending 15 minutes walking around and checking out the different Pepsi items. I am not Coke vs. Pepsi but it always neat to see the progression over the years. Did get a Pepsi.. it was about .90 for a large haha so cheap! Now you really see how much restaurants mark it up!... More 

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Tilghman, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are in New Bern walk past the store at least since it is the origin of the "other" cola. If you want to see a few artifacts go in, and if you want to spend money buy some of the Pepsi memorabilia, but it's not much more than a tourist stopover. At least it's free unlike the Atlanta... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

I am a true Pepsi fan. This is a quaint little shop with some Pepsi memorabilia and items. I will have to go back to check out the full store. However, every time I am in New Bern, I pop in here for a nice cold Pepsi. I don't know what is different here, but it is cold, crisp and... More 

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Thank PurpleTrippin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

Interesting little store, fun learning about Pepsi and Mountain Dew, also interesting original formula for Pepsi. Had lots of fun looking at all the past memorabilia.

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