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Address: 256 Middle Street, New Bern, NC 28560
Phone Number: 252-636-5898
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Description: 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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Went with wife and two kids and we loved to see some of the history Pepsi and where it all started! You can get a soda of course at the fountain and some popcorn. Items for sale... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Jamestown, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

I stopped in on my way back to Charlotte. Had a great conversation with the 2 employees working at the time. Expressed to them on how impressed I was with the wonderful town.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

The purpose of this trip was to see this specific store. My son with autism is a Pepsi lover and saved up money to come here. Staff were wonderful and chatty, lots of neat items to buy and there's a lot of nostalgia just being there. It's in the cutest little section of the village, parking a few blocks away... More 

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Jamestown, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Went with wife and two kids and we loved to see some of the history Pepsi and where it all started! You can get a soda of course at the fountain and some popcorn. Items for sale are not too expensive so I definitely recommend it at least once.

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Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

This place is ALL Pepsi. Pepsi, and Mountain Dew on tap. Nice old time soda shop feel. North side is what I would call the Pepsi pub, where you can get an ice cold glass of your favorite Pepsi. The south side is a Pepsi souvenier shop where everything Pepsi could be purchased. Nice display of Pepsi memorabilia in the... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

When out walking through downtown.. New Bern, NC you need to stop in the PEPSI STORE, its set up like a soda fountain, and has all kinds of PEPSI memorabilia. You can also have a cold PEPSI, or float , along with popcorn, for a small fee. It's s nice place to take friends/ family from out of town. Before... More 

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Four Oaks, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Nice big store. Lots of Pepsi and Mountain Dew items to buy. Also you can get a drink of them too. Limited seating.

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Falmouth, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Was actually expecting a soda fountain with syrup and carbonated water mixed in front of you. Nope. Just another drink station like you serve yourself at any other fast food location. It does have one whole side dedicated to Pepsi and Mountain Dew memorabilia if you collect that stuff. You can get a small bag of popcorn for $1.50 to... More 

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Rockingham, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We walked in and spent about 10 mins inside and it was over. Its cute and fun but nothing really inside but stuff for you to buy. Not a lot of history, like the original counter where the drink was made. I would recommend anyone who is in New Bern to swing by but wouldn't make a special trip to... More 

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New Bern, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Fairly anti-climactic since it is such a small little shop. It is pretty much divided in two, with half of it being merchandise and the other half being a small counter where you can buy a pepsi and have a seat. Can get pretty crowded (and remember it is quite small), so you roll the dice. It was nice to... More 

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Staten Island, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Fun stop in New Bern, NC. Fountain soda was available for purchase. Lots of memorabilia and gift shop. Nice break on a hot day.

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