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“No Pepsi - Coke!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Birthplace of Pepsi

Birthplace of Pepsi
256 Middle Street, New Bern, NC
252-636-5898
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Ranked #4 of 7 Attractions in New Bern
Type: Historic Sites, Specialty Shops, Specialty Museums, Cultural
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Owner description: This soda fountain and Pepsi gift shop is located at the same site where the first Pepsi drink was invented.
Raleigh, NC
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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“No Pepsi - Coke!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

Regardless of where you stand on the Coke vs. Pepsi issue, you have to go inside this place if you're walking the town.

Visited July 2013
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Pennsylvania
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“Special”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

A special, historical place, but it's about selling Pepsi. Plain and simple. You can get a large Pepsi soda for $1 at the fountain and sit in the soda fountain area. Not as much memorabilia as I thought there would be.

Visited September 2013
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“More of a store than a museum”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

This little store front was worth the visit just to check the box, but it is now more of a retail outlet for Pepsi Merchandise and less of a museum.

Visited August 2013
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
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“Cold Pepsi & souvenirs on a hot day”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

A soda and gift sop with several tables and a limited Pepsi menu. GREAT to stop in on a 90 degree summer day to cool off in the AC, get an ice cold diet Pepsi at Pepsi's birthplace. Not many other shops nearby selling cold drinks so a great stop. Souvenirs are cute: logo mugs, sweats, T shirts etc. Rest rooms available too.

Visited September 2013
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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“Really just a gift shop with some signs and a soda fountain”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

The title pretty much says it all, but it is a gift shop with a large selection of items from the Pepsi brands family, so it you're a fan, this is your spot. It's worth a stop, but be sure to explore the other interesting shops and restaurants in New Bern's charming downtown.

Visited August 2013
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