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Birthplace of Pepsi-Cola
Ranked #2 of 12 Shopping in New Bern
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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, North Carolina
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20 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Nothing too interesting to visit...”
Reviewed October 10, 2012

It was more of a souvenir shop, but they did have a few vintage pieces for display. I was expecting more of a museum than a shop. We were never greeted by any of the attendants, however, the shop was not that large so we were kind of in and out in less than four minutes.

Visited October 2012
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North Carolina
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167 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
“Interesting only if you're a Pepsi fanatic”
Reviewed October 5, 2012

This place is really nothing more than a store where you can buy Pepsi products, t-shirts, and other Pepsi souvenirs. If that's all you're expecting, you'll probably be satisfied. But calling it a museum or a tourist attraction is misleading. It's just a store set up in an old building where Pepsi was first made. Go there if you're thirsty or if you're crazy about Pepsi.

Visited September 2012
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Chino, California
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180 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Not a museum!”
Reviewed October 2, 2012

It's a store that has lots of overpriced Pepsi items, and a few signs that tell the Pepsi story. Not what I was expecting to see. Did buy a couple of can cozy's for a friend. Basically I was disappointed in the experience. Unless you are into overpriced Pepsi trinkets, don't bother going here.

Visited April 2012
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Phoenix, Arizona
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132 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
“Underdone”
Reviewed October 1, 2012

As I was looking at the various exhibits, I couldn't stop thinking of the SPAM Museum in Minnnesota. SAPM is a far less ubiquitous product than Pepsi, but its museum is much better than this one. Whoever controls this museum, which I imagine is Pepsi could and should do a better job of exploting this brand.

Visited September 2012
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Greensboro, NC
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141 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Been there, done that”
Reviewed September 29, 2012

It should be more of a museum, but it's a gift shop of pepsi and mt dew trinkets and shirts. We got a pepsi from the soda fountain and it wasn't even that tastwy. Kind of a disappointment for the Birthplace of Pepsi

Visited September 2012
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