Texas Bucket List – D – Dr Pepper Museum ~ Blogging Through the Alphabet

D Dr Pepper Museum

I imagine everyone knows about Dr Pepper. But did you know there is a museum that celebrates the drink, its originator, and free enterprise? Located in Waco, TX, the Dr Pepper Museum is a fun stop in touring museums. It is different than most museums you might visit.

Dr Pepper was created by Dr. Charles Alderton, a pharmacist working at Morrisons’ Old Corner Drug Store. While he spent the majority of his time mixing medications up for folks, he enjoyed mixing up new flavors to serve at the soda fountain. One of these mixtures stuck and was eventually named Dr Pepper.

The Dr Pepper that is still known today was invented in 1885. This makes it the longest running soft drink company. At the museum, you can see the artesian well that the water originally was gathered from. You can learn about the bottling process. There is an automaton of Dr. Alderton and a replication of the drug store and soda fountain.

There is also a second building that houses a gift shop, soda fountain, and additional exhibits.

When you approach the museum building from the downtown area, be sure to notice the brick color change on the side of the building. This is where you can see the part of the building that survived the deadly tornado that hit the city in May 1953. That is another interesting part of Waco’s history but not for today. Feel free to read about it, though.

Blessings,
At Home.

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A – Abilene’s Storybook Sculpture Project 
B – Big Bend
C – Congress Avenue Bridge and the Bat Colony

 

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16 thoughts on “Texas Bucket List – D – Dr Pepper Museum ~ Blogging Through the Alphabet

  1. finchnwren June 4, 2018 at 11:39 pm Reply

    Oh honey. Once again you are speaking my language!

    • 3gigglygirlsathome June 5, 2018 at 8:37 am Reply

      : ) I think Dr Pepper is the language of love for lots of folks!

  2. Lee @ Dragon'sEyeView June 6, 2018 at 10:34 am Reply

    Hey, a Dr Pepper even counts toward your daily water total, but I can’t say I think that’s a good idea since it’s also 64 grams of sugar (and 4 grams of sugar equals one teaspoon). I learned this researching my own Letter D post is about drinking water! 🙂

  3. Annette V June 7, 2018 at 11:57 am Reply

    That is a lot of sugar, but it’s okay, I’m not a dr.pepper fan though my fellows would enjoy it for sure. I like fun museums like this. 🙂

    • 3gigglygirlsathome June 7, 2018 at 2:36 pm Reply

      I don’t particularly like Dr Pepper, either, but the museum is lots of fun.

  4. Kristen H June 7, 2018 at 12:21 pm Reply

    Okay…this is really cool. I didn’t know there was a Dr. Pepper Museum. (And Dr. Pepper is my fav flavor of soda)

    • 3gigglygirlsathome June 7, 2018 at 2:35 pm Reply

      Well, when you come visit to go to the Dr Pepper Museum – make sure you let me know. 🙂 They also have a Dr Pepper syrup that you can buy to use as a drizzle on things like ice cream and they make Dr Pepper sundaes. YUM!!!

  5. Model the JOY June 7, 2018 at 12:27 pm Reply

    Nope, I did not know that Dr. Pepper had a museum 🙂 I am probably one of a few people alive who has probably only had a handful of sodas in my entire life. I don’t like soda of any kind, but everyone else I know does 🙂

    • 3gigglygirlsathome June 7, 2018 at 2:33 pm Reply

      I may be branded a heretic for this but I don’t like Dr Pepper! However, they have a fantastic Dr Pepper syrup that is super yummy on ice cream!

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