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Address: 300 S 5th Street, Waco, TX 76701
Phone Number: +1 254-757-1025
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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A museum dedicated to the nation's oldest major soft drink - Dr Pepper! We...

A museum dedicated to the nation's oldest major soft drink - Dr Pepper! We offer three floors of exhibits featuring information about many different soft drinks, as well as a carefully curated selection of our massive soft drink memorabilia collection. Exhibits change regularly! You can visit our soda fountain and gift shop any time without paying admission. Photo ops outside the Museum include a Dr Pepper Green 1940s delivery truck, one of three original neon signs from the Mockingbird Plant in Dallas, and a hand-painted advertising sign original to the site. Of course the front of the Museum building itself is visitors' favorite photo location. We are a two block walk from Magnolia Market and the famous silos, and about half a mile from the newest restaurants including Torchy's Tacos and In-N-Out Burger.

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very interesting. I wish their soda shop actually looked like an old time soda shop not just a counter with a soda pump.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Ralph L
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Elm Mott, Texas
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22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My neighbor and I took our grandkids, lived in Waco eight years and had never been. It was ok, several interesting facts the old cistern still remains in the old building. Best part for me was the end of tour and enjoyed a Dr. Pepper float, now that was good!

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Thank Mary Lou M
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59 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Some interesting aspects, such as the production history on site and the commercials over time. For the admission charge, they should have promoted their product by giving you one at the end.

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Thank Staunchest
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37 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

very interesting. I wish their soda shop actually looked like an old time soda shop not just a counter with a soda pump.

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Thank Ralph L
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Not much of a gift shop but there is an ice cream parlor. It's all right. Nothing dazzling, but not bad.

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Thank Rachel G
Midland, Texas, United States
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29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Nice place. You get to see the actual first factory that they bottled Dr. Pepper. Interesting that they used water from an artesian well inside that was rediscovered after years of being covered over. I kind of hoped that they would have free samples of the soda to try at the end of the visit. Instead they have a soda... More 

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Thank Mark T
Shawnee, Kansas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just went through the museum. Very high admission prices for not much to see. No free samples. The exterior makes it seem like it will be worthwhile---but exhibits are just as old.

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Thank patmach
drpeppermuseum, Public Relations Manager at Dr Pepper Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, Pat. We take feedback from our visitors to heart as we continue to improve our exhibits and overall visitor experience. Since we are an independent non-profit that is not owned by Dr Pepper Snapple Group (Dr Pepper's parent company), we do not receive free product to distribute as samples to... More 

Trophy Club, Texas
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61 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a Texas tradition born right here in Waco. Very fun and informative for all ages. Be sure to enjoy a Dr Pepper float!

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Thank DarinDavis
drpeppermuseum, Public Relations Manager at Dr Pepper Museum, responded to this review

Darin, we are so pleased you had a great visit to the Museum! Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, and we hope to see you at the Museum again soon. More 

Grand Rapids, Michigan
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61 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

$5-$8 per person. Fairly small, but a good way to pass acouple of hours. Probably not for small children.

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Thank Dan M
drpeppermuseum, Public Relations Manager at Dr Pepper Museum, responded to this review

Dan, thank you for visiting the Museum! We appreciate you taking the time to leave a review. We want the Museum to be a place people of all ages enjoy visiting, so we take it seriously when you mention improvements can be made when it comes to engaging small children. Thank you again, and we hope to see you back... More 

Reynoldsburg
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27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

How fun! Really clean museum. I purchased tickets via groupon and it was an excellent deal. I would have however, purchased full price tickets. Loved all the memorable and the commercials were fun to watch. Brought back a lot of memories. Finish our day with shopping in gift shop and a Dr. Pepper ice cream float. Only negative is the... More 

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Thank Malinda W
drpeppermuseum, Public Relations Manager at Dr Pepper Museum, responded to this review

Malinda thank you so much for your review! We're glad you took advantage of the Groupon deal and had a great time in the exhibits, gift shop, and soda fountain. Many apologies about the negative staff experience you had. We take customer service seriously, and honest reviews really help us know where we need to improve. We are addressing your... More 

Branson, MO
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34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I loved the old architecture of the building, the story behind Dr. Pepper, and the first bottling equipment and well.

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Thank KGeorgianna

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