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“Interesting museum but poorly organized”
Review of Dr Pepper Museum

Dr Pepper Museum
Ranked #9 of 70 things to do in Waco
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Stairs / elevator, Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase
Silver Spring, Maryland
Level 6 Contributor
838 reviews
321 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 343 helpful votes
“Interesting museum but poorly organized”
Reviewed October 19, 2008

The story of Dr. Pepper seems like an interesting bit of Americana. I just wish the museum was organized to tell the story a bit better. The exhibits seem to jump around and doesn't really give you a sense of how the company has evolved. The top floor is a nice tribute to W.W. "Foots" Clements, but doesn't seem to be well related to the rest of the museum. The acquisition of the company by Cadbury Schweppes is also treated in a disconnected way. There's a collection of old soft drink vending machines in a locked room that could really be an interesting exhibit, but is only partially visible. In any case it's worth the $6 admission to see the history of the drink. I particularly enjoyed watching the Dr. Pepper commercial videos.

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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Don't Miss the Dr. Pepper floats!”
Reviewed April 12, 2008

A Baylor/ Waco favorite is the "Dr. Pepper float", which is really a blended Dr. Pepper shake is an experience not to miss. You can get them in the soda shop of the Dr. Pepper museum.

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Dallas, Texas
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Not a place for kids -- you don't even get a free soda!”
Reviewed March 17, 2008

Dreaming up spring break ideas for kids in an age-range from 2-12 can be challenging. The Dr. Pepper Museum has lots of memorabilia, but a 2 and 4 year old don't want to sit at a theatre screen and watch old Dr. Pepper ads or gaze at 'bottles through the years". Moreover, it is not guided and the only 'soda' was one that had to be purchased and there was only 1 person working behind the counter and a long line of patrons. There's no 'real' food served either, just a few packaged snacks... Not a good thing to experience with 8 kids in tow at lunch time. I was very disappointed. I have been to the Dublin Dr. Pepper plant and took the kids on the tour and it was a nice, guided tour. We stop in DUBLIN all the time en route to my father-in-laws and look forward to eating at the soda fountain/lunch counter and I guess I expected something similar in WACO -- and it didn't even come close.

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Chicago, Illinois
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Good Fun!”
Reviewed July 27, 2006

Fun museum well-worth the $5 admission price. Audio tours are available for just $2 and are interesting but a little lengthy and distracting. The authentic soda shop with $1 Dr. Peppers is a must!

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Morrisville, North Carolina
Level 6 Contributor
110 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
“Great Fun!!! A great afternoon!”
Reviewed December 9, 2005

I spent an afternoon at the Dr. Pepper museum and had a blast! There is an authentic soda fountain which serves original formula Dr. Pepper and other snacks. The museum is great fun! You can see one of the original water wells, a great collection of all things Dr. Pepper and all of the Dr. Pepper commercials running in a display on the second floor. I would also suggest a vist to the nearby Texas Rangers museum..also a lot of fun!

1 Thank amm925
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