I’m A Pepper, You’re A Pepper, Wouldn’t You Like To Be A Pepper Too? – We visit the Dr. Pepper Museum in Waco, Texas

What do you do when you go someplace new? If you’re like us you Google the top ten things to do in, wherever you are at. We are currently in Waco, Texas at the Corp of Engineers Midway park on Lake Waco.

One of the things to do here is visit the Dr. Pepper Museum. Just to get you in the mood this old advertisement was done in 1970

The museum is a mix of education, memorabilia and nostalgia. It’s all housed in the original factory location in Waco, Texas at 300 S 5th St, Waco, TX 76701

You might be from Texas if you get this ad.

The Museum takes you from it’s inception at the Corner Drug Store to the mega-soft drink maker that Dr. Pepper brands own and sell today. From horse and buggy to now.

There are many of the original cardboard posters, masks, sales gimmics, calendars and much more at this museum. It is truly unique in its own right.

The beginning of carbonated drinks
A replica of the “Corner Drugstore” Where Dr. Pepper began
I’m old enough to remember open storage delivery trucks. This one even looked familiar.

Advertising posters and “hooks” were all part of selling soft drinks for the Artesian Mfg. and Bottling Company

Advertising included give away masks of American and foreign hero’s. Left to right Sir Edward Kingsford -First Trans Pacific Flight Geronimo – Famous Apache Chief and last to surrender during the so-called Indian Wars Chief Joeseph – Nez PercĂ© Chief who, faced with settlement by whites of tribal lands in Oregon, led his followers in a dramatic effort to escape to Canada

Our visit was interesting and enlightening. I recommend a stop if you happen to be in Waco looking for interesting things to do. There is an admission fee at the museum but if you like quirky museums, this fits the bill.

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