Dr. Pepper has been one of the most popular drinks in the United States for a while now. What most people don't know is that it originated in Texas near the city of Waco and there is an entire museum dedicated to the history of its creation. For a fun day of exploring the company's begginings and enjoying their delicious treats, head over to the Dr. Pepper Museum.
The museum is located at 300 S 5th St in Waco and has so much different memorabilia that even collectors would be jealous. Dr. Pepper is the star attraction of the museum but other drinks like 7up and Big Red have honorable mentions in there as well. The building of the museum was originally a bottling plant from 1906.
When taking the museum tour, you will be able to sit in on a Liquid Laboratory demonstration that plays on the senses and teaches you how Dr. Pepper is made. You can also visit Frosty's soda shop for drinks, ice cream and floats. If you happen to be in town but don't have time to take the tour, you can always stop by the shop free of charge for entry.
Admission to the museum is only $10 and this just year they have begun handing out a free Dr. Pepper when you purchase your ticket to the museum.
On Fridays and Saturdays, you can take a special tour for free with the museum's staff who will give you an even more in-depth look at the way the drink came to be.
The museum is open every day from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. except on major holidays.
For more information about the Dr. Pepper Museum, you can check out their website here.