WACO – The Dr. Pepper Museum is a great place to spend a couple hours while visiting the popular Texas destination that Waco has become. Full of interesting artifacts, historical stories and delicious Dr. Pepper, it’s a fun spot for the whole family.
The Dr. Pepper Museum is housed in a 1906 bottling plant, so the building is definitely a neat point of interest as well. Each paid admission gets a free soda from the neighboring Soda Fountain, which also houses a couple of really neat exhibits.
Something awesome for the soda fans is the Make-A-Soda experience, where you guessed it … you can make your own soda for $10 per person. Guests have the opportunity to choose from a variety of flavors to craft their own personally flavored sodas, which are sealed with your name and date for you to enjoy when you get home. You’ll also get a cute little “soda jerk” hat to take with you. The museum also offers soda tastings, costing $12 per flight of sodas. You’ll get six different flavors to try out.
For a little something different, the museum offers a paranormal experience. For $30 per person, from 7-9 p.m., guests have the chance to search the museum for paranormal activity, like floating orbs, shadowy figures voices and even apparitions. The museum guides will take you to off limits places during this tour, including the basement, while you hear about the history of the buildings and do some paranormal investigating of your own with ghost hunting tools. This tour is solely for those 18 years of age and up.
The Dr. Pepper Museum is a really unique offering in the heart of Waco. It can easily be visited before or after taking a trip to The Silos or even as a prequel to your Waco Zoo trip. The museum is fun for all and a really tasty treat.
The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and noon to 5:30 p.m., Sunday. Guests ages four and under are free, students and children cost $6 and adults are $10. A military discount is offered, making tickets $8. Visit https://drpeppermuseum.com for current prices.