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Birthplace of Pepsi-Cola

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Address: 256 Middle St, New Bern, NC 28560-2142
Phone Number: 252-636-5898
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10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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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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Lots of History

Best place to wet your whistle. The employees are very knowledgeable of Pepsi's history. Plus its free!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Jessa C
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Willow Spring, North Carolina
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This was great and fun for our family! If you drink Pepsi products it's a must! This store has the history of Pepsi from start to finish. It has anything ever made with Pepsi on it. Even a place for a drink and popcorn

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Sanford, North Carolina
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I love taking my family to historical places. Other than homes of historic figures we have been to the birthplace of Coke, Hershey, and now Pepsi. Only Pepsi's birthplace was nothing to write home about. It seemed to be a gift shop for those who cared about having Pepsi product decals on their t-shirt, pencil, cup etc. There was a... More 

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Thank Bailey K
Burke, Virginia
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6 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Was like any other shop. Was expecting more history of the Pepsi products. Seemed more like a gift shop.

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Thank Dennis B
Asuncion, Paraguay
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a great time at the Pepsi place. Had a variety of Pepsi products great time to reminisce about great America. Variety of things to purchase even served Pepsi floats at the counter.

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Thank J0hnMilewskic0
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Best place to wet your whistle. The employees are very knowledgeable of Pepsi's history. Plus its free!

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1 Thank Jessa C
Zebulon, North Carolina
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

although this is not the original drug store (because the original burnt down), it is decorated to represent the original, the servers are very nice and will answer all of your questions

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It was so hot in New Bern! We went into the Pepsi Museum and got a cold Caleb's Soda, which was really refreshing! Wish they had them around here. You don't need much time here and it's nothing like the Coke facility in Atlanta, but you get to see the humble beginnings of Pepsi. There's a cute bar to order... More 

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Oak Ridge, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Expected more - but I guess not sure what I expected. Got a Pepsi float for the kids. It was good but the lady who made it was rude and seemed to be having a bad day/ life. The other side you could buy tons of Pepsi brand items. Basically just a store to buy Pepsi gear. I expected a... More 

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1 Thank Ryan K
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was excited to stop by here as I'm a geek for this type of thing. There are displays of old Pepsi and Mt. Dew products mixed in with items for sale. I wish it was separated into the history with the gift shop elsewhere in the store. Would have liked more info on the history of Pepsi and it's... More 

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Clayton, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I really enjoyed the set up here. There was a counter to purchase Pepsi products including a Pepsi float! There is a gift shop behind the counter. Busy on a hot day.

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