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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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If you are a Pepsi fan, a nice stop for nostalgia

Lots of Pepsi nostalgia and gift items. Popcorn and drinks available. If it's a Pepsi product, there's an item to buy for it. If you are shopping on Middle Street, worth a stop.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Lots of Pepsi nostalgia and gift items. Popcorn and drinks available. If it's a Pepsi product, there's an item to buy for it. If you are shopping on Middle Street, worth a stop.

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Apopka
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

If you are visiting New Bern, this is a nice place to stop by and visit. I recommend getting a Pepsi float or an old fashioned glass bottle of Mountain Dew. The video of the origin of Pepsi is very interesting. If for nothing else, now I am more equipped with useless knowledge. Brad's cola was, as an example, the... More 

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syracuse
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Pepsi was born in New Bern, NC. The shop offers lots of pepsi gear ad well as some inexpensive Glasses of Pepsi. Fun place to stop if you are in New Bern walking around. Probably wouldn't make a special trip though!

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Durham, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Having seen the Coca-Cola attraction in Atlanta, I think we expected something much larger and more interactive, which is probably not fair to this attraction. What we have here, however, is the original pharmacy where Pespi was "invented," with a few historic items and many historic, or historic-appearing, items for sale. Worth stopping by if you're in the area, though... More 

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Cape Carteret, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

If you are a Pepsi lover then this is your place to go ! As you enter the historic Drug Store where Calem Bradley invented Pepsi you will be taken back in time. Scribbled in the pharmaciest own hand writing and framed on the wall is the "recipe" for his invention. The gift shop has an old fashioned counter where... More 

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Orangeburg, South Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Basically this is a glorified gift shop put in an old drug store with everything removed except the marble counter. I would have thought they would have done more to preserve the look of the drug store but they were much more interested in . . . I'm not sure. They have the old formula which is interesting and bottles... More 

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New Bern, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

For those who appreciate historical significance and quality souvenirs, this is a fine place to walk in to. I am proud of our part in this history. It is a neat place to photograph on a sparkling day and it has atmosphere for photographing from the street at night,

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Cary, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Step into a piece of history. Lots of Pepsi memorabilia for you to enjoy. The soda fountain is a must! You can either have Pepsi Cola or Pepsi Float. The float was just a few dollars and delicious. They also have fresh popcorn available for purchase. Attached to the soda fountain is a gift shop will all things Pepsi brand... More 

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Greenville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

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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