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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
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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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Nice, but don't expect too much

This is more of a Pepsi store where you can buy merchandise. There is a few Historical Pepsi products you can look at in a few displays. There is also a small portion where you... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Martin P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I LOVE ME SOME PEPSI-Cola!!! The fountain drink is Awesome!! You Must TRY to appreciate the REAL DEAL. Hands-down the drinks are the best! The shop attached is so quaint. Love all the memorabilia and souvenirs available. Gotta Visit if in New Bern!

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very interesting historic display and soda fountain for Pepsi! They sell popcorn too and Pepsi memorabilia. Public bathrooms.

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Thank Cassjede
Raleigh, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Not much to see there, and the only 'history' you hear is a video on an overhead TV. Because of all the noise of people talking at the old-fashioned soda counter, you can't hear the spiel. It's primarily a gift shop for Pepsi Cola items.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is more of a Pepsi store where you can buy merchandise. There is a few Historical Pepsi products you can look at in a few displays. There is also a small portion where you can buy Pepsi drinks. Some of the drinks are not available to the public or based on the original recipe. These ones are good but... More 

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Lexington, South Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Well, I'm not sure what I expected, but once there it is clear that this is noting more than a tee shirt shop with a few historical tidbits on the wall and a video playing in a loop. OK, with that being said, I love Pepsi and Pepsi trinkets are hard to find. Coke is everywhere... Stop by for a... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This was a glorified souvenir stand. They have soda to buy and hilite Pepsi cola and mountain dew. They sell cans, not even an old fashioned soda jerk, which might have been cool.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Loved the Pepsi historical info, products and memorabilia. Fun- knew all about Coke and now Pepsi! Am I allowed to mention both in the same sentence? 😀

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Thank Shawn C
Leesburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Drank lots of Pepsi growing up so nice to visit where it got its start. All kinds of memorabelia available for sale. We settled for a glass of cola on a warm day before strolling around the remainder of downtown New Bern.

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Thank theronben
New Bern, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

From a cold drink, to the original recipe or clothes & souvenirs....stop in and see what they have. There is plenty of options to drink and take home. Historical information too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This little store is a great place to see some history about the Pepsi product! You can buy some popcorn and an ice cold drink and walk around looking at all it has to offer. While it really isn't much, it can be a nice little stop to just get out of the heat and relax a bit.

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