Visit Dr Pepper Museum for a historical look at one of the nation's most popular fizzy drinks. Built in 1906 as the Artesian Manufacturing and Bottling Company, the museum was the first building created specifically for the production of Dr. Pepper. It includes the original bottling plant from 1906, which was in use until 1960.The museum added the Free Enterprise Institute in 1997. You can watch old commercials and listen to jingles from decades gone by for Dr. Pepper. On the third floor, the Free Enterprise Institute is dedicated to W.W. "Foots" Clements, an important figure in Dr. Pepper's history and former CEO. The institute strives to teach the basics of free enterprise economics through interactive exhibits. Add Dr Pepper Museum to your Waco travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Waco trip itinerary maker tool.
Dr Pepper Museum Reviews
I’m a big Dr. Pepper and Big Red fan so this was fun to see and read the history of how it was started as well as other sodas. The free ‘real’ Dr. Pepper at the end was a nice treat, too! more »
We had a great time visiting this museum. It was very interesting to learn the history of the soda. There was science involved during the liquid science show.the only thing I regret I didn't get to... more »
Fun place to learn about history in Waco and how Dr. Pepper was created! Plenty of exhibits spanning across two buildings to include that include the old corner store and soda shop, and examples of old soda manufacturing machines. Plenty of old Dr. Pepper bottles and cans and interesting facts to read. At the end of the exhibits there are live demonstrations and a small cafe and gift shop where they serve soda and ice cream. Each visitor gets a free soda but be prepared for a long line. It was so long on the day we visited, that we actually passed on the free soda because it the rest of the museum was enough for us. We visited on a weekend and were able to see the Magnolia Silos in the same trip and enjoyed learning about the history of our favorite soda!
If you have not had an opportunity to visit this musuem you need to go! I took my 7 and 5 year old and we had a blast. They have a lot of interactive things for the kids to play with. The museum is well laid out and has lots of fun facts about Dr. Pepper history. They had a cool presentation for the kids about soda and carbonation. The kids got to try fruit that was carbonated and they really enjoyed the experience. The best part was with the purchase of your ticket you get a small drink. We chose a Dr. Pepper but you could have chosen any of the option at the soda fountain. Definitely a fun place for the entire family to go.
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