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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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Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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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Great Snack Stop, But Not Much To See

We stopped here during a recent weekend trip to New Bern and it was great. Half of the store is a cute little soda shop with Pepsi paraphernalia where you can buy Pepsi and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
TravelingPirate13
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Greenville, North Carolina
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Greenville, North Carolina
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78 reviews 78 reviews
31 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

We stopped here during a recent weekend trip to New Bern and it was great. Half of the store is a cute little soda shop with Pepsi paraphernalia where you can buy Pepsi and popcorn and the other half is a store with souvenirs. It's a great place to stop for a refreshing snack, but there's not much more to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

This is really just a Pepsi gift shop, not really a museum like I expected, as the name implies. You can get soda and cold sandwiches. I wouldn't get food here. Just stop in, get a Pepsi trinket and spend your time elsewhere.

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New Bern, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

This is a relaxing little place to stop for a soda. The Pepsi does taste a little different from the stuff you buy in cans. I enjoyed reading the original recipe posted on the wall, and it was a good place to bring our family during a downtown tour.

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New Bern, North Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Right in the center of downtown, this is a must see in New Bern. Be sure to stop in and get your pepsi float. Not open on Sundays!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015 via mobile

Visited New Bern several years ago. We stopped by the museum to visit, but they were closing early because of some special town celebration of which we weren't aware. We were deeply disappointed and frustrated, but looked through the windows and saw a lot of Pepsi memorabilia. Being a loyal Pepsi fan and the product being invented in NC, it... More 

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Morrisville, NC
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

So this is more of a store than an attraction. It is a fun place to go in and shop when you are downtown. I wish there was more to see but everyone was friendly and helpful!

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Trenton, New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

You should see it because it is the beginning of the Pepsi story, but once you have walked inside there is a gift shop and you can buy cups of Pepsi. We spent 10 minutes there

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Oak Ridge
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Not much to see here but a quaint setting. But I'm not into the history of Pepsi! Still love drinking Pepsi!

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New Carrollton, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

I decided to stop in here for a minute while walking around New Bern with family. It was a nice quiet place and the prices were reasonable. We bought some popcorn and a small Pepsi for my son and I got a bottle of the cola they sell there. I forgot what it was called. One side is an old... More 

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Siegburg, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

You've been to the huge, commercialized Coca Cola factory in Atlanta. Nothing against that. Here, in New bern, however, can you enjoy a hands-on experience. You needn't fear any queueing, exorbitant fees or such like. A modest little pharmacy that preserves the memory of the creator of Pepsi Cola's formula.

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