Thursday, September 14, 2017


Currently in Waco TX (Low 67 Mostly Sunny and Hot High 97) 

While in Waco Texas we were also able to visit the Dr. Pepper Museum, located in an abandoned pop plant

If we asked this question, which major soft drink brand (Coca-Cola, Pepsi, Dr. Pepper, etc.) is the oldest? How many would have guessed Dr. Pepper before the obvious blogging plug here?

Dr. Pepper: December 1, 1885 in Waco Texas
Coca-Cola: May 8, 1886
Pepsi: August 28, 1898

All three brands started out as a fountain drink. In Waco Dr. Alderton mixed flavors and flavors until he arrived at the 23 flavors that became Dr. Pepper. Here is a neat animatronic with Dr. Alderton explaining the invention.

Here is the soda fountain where Dr. Pepper was invented, originally just called a 'Waco'.

Dr. Alderton worked at 'The Old Corner Drug Store' owned by Wade Morrison who decided to call the 'Waco' a Dr. Pepper. There were old signs in the museum.

Old vending machines,

including this one from the movie "Thor".

We both like Diet Dr. Pepper and remember at one time it was the best tasting diet pop around, by that we mean it tasted the most like it sugary version. We got the most laughs in the theater that was playing Dr. Pepper commercials. Our like of Diet Dr. Pepper made this a place to visit for us. Maybe it will be for you too.

Here are some other photos from our visit

Don't miss a trip across the courtyard to the gift shop for more exhibits and a soda fountain where you can get a Dr. Pepper fixed like it would have been all those years ago. It was really good.

Till next time,

Bob and Jo


  1. That's a fun place. Had no idea the doc was the oldest.

  2. We loved the Dr. Pepper Museum. Can't wait to visit the Silo's on our next trip. Chip and Joanna hadn't bought them when we were there last and I want to compare my before picture of the Silo's to what they are now. Thanks for taking us along.

  3. Looks like a great place to visit. On my list, if we get to Waco next Spring. I think watching the old commercials would be a hoot.