Have you ever wondered where soda was first produced and sold in America? Dr. Pepper is the country's oldest major soft drink syrup and concentrate manufacturer. If you are still wondering, soda was first produced and sold in Waco, Texas. Soda is said to be the national drink of Texas. That makes it more interesting to visit it.
Dr. Pepper Museum is a 100-year-old building listed in the National Register of Historic Places as the "Home of Dr. Pepper." This place has many fun features, like an old-school soda fountain, three exhibition floors, and a gift store full of souvenirs.
The soft drink ‘Dr. Pepper’ was created in the 1880s and served around 1885 by pharmacist Charles Alderton in Waco, Texas. There's a lot of history behind this building. Dr. Pepper's soft drink was nationally first marketed in the United States around 1904. The museum's establishment once used to be the Artesian Manufacturing and bottling company. It opened in 1991 for visitors.
The museum is located at the corner of 5th street and Mary Avenue in the turn-of-the-century manufacturing district. This neighborhood mostly comprised abandoned warehouses that were officially declared 'blighted' by the city. This created a potential for more shops and restaurants, which could generate more job opportunities. This made Dr. Pepper Museum & Free Enterprise Museum more significant to become the tourist spot and bring out growth and renewed energy to the area.
This museum is now home to the W.W Clements Free Enterprise Institute. The facility opened formally to the public on May 11, 1991. Dr. Pepper company donated this building to a non-profit organization in 1998.The mission of this private non-profit organization is education and entertainment. They aim to teach the public the country's economics and the history of industries by taking the soft drink industry as a model and example of developing, manufacturing, marketing and educating other steps in production and consumption. The museum collects, preserves, exhibits, and interprets all types of items related to the life and legacy of Dr. Pepper.
Visit this great historical place with the Texas shuttle. The museum is open from Monday to Saturday between 10 am to 5.30 pm Sunday; it's available from 12 pm to 5.30 pm. You can book our ride from DFW to the Waco shuttle service. We provide you with the most safest, affordable, and convenient service. Our shuttle service offers you door-to-door service with 24/7 availability. You can book us from anywhere to anywhere. There are also no extra charges for changing up destinations or dates.