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Address: 256 Middle St, New Bern, NC 28560-2142
Phone Number: +1 252-636-5898
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10:00 - 18:00
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Sun 12:00 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 18:00
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This soda fountain and Pepsi gift shop is located at the same site where...

This soda fountain and Pepsi gift shop is located at the same site where the first Pepsi drink was invented.

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Come in and have a Pepsi and some popcorn while you gaze around at the history. Be sure to ask questions as there are lots of interesting facts which are available if you do... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
William L
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Advance, North Carolina
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Kernersville, North Carolina
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57 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

As you might expect, there is a lot of pepsi stuff to buy here, but it is just a quick stop and photo opportunity. I felt kind of bad, but didn't find anything interesting to purchase. The man working here (manager? owner?) was very friendly, and they let us bring our pooch in.

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Thank Claire W
Advance, North Carolina
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Come in and have a Pepsi and some popcorn while you gaze around at the history. Be sure to ask questions as there are lots of interesting facts which are available if you do. And look around the cute gift shop too. It's not a big attraction, but well worth it for the weary shopper.

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Thank William L
Hudson River Valley, New York
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you have the chance to stop here, I definitely would. It will only take 10-15 minutes to go through the whole store, maybe even less if you don't take the time to browse slowly. As someone who loves history I could appreciate stopping in to learn a little bit about a very popular brand and grabbing a cup of... More 

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Thank hayleyxfandora
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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We liked having the right to say we were there and took a few pics but a 5 or 10 minute visit was more than enough time for us.

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Thank deborah h
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Inexpensive Pepsi and Mt Dew. Not much to choose from- just a few drinks, some popcorn, and Pepsi floats. but there is information on the history of Pepsi. Cute little snack bar and friendly staff. Be careful of toddlers- lots of breakable souvenirs just at the right height.

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Bensalem, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were expecting more of a museum, which it is not. Aside from about four old pieces there was nothing of interested to true collectors. Doesn't really work as a store either, although there is some new merchandise for sale.

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Thank 9CeCe55
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8 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Cute little store. A little disappointed in what they had on display. It's more of a store to buy things so you can advertise for them. I was expecting to see old equipment or really old vintage Pepsi stuff.

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Johns Island
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I expected much more from Pepsi and felt that it was just a small building to sell Pepsi products. Would not consider it a must if you are visiting New Bern, NC

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South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Shop is charming little place with a soda fountain and lots of souvenirs. Not really much to see. If you are touring the historic district, it may be worth an in and out.

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Hernando, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really cool to be able to stop by the birthplace of Pepsi. Tried the new 1873 Pepsi product and it was sooooo good! Enjoyed walking around looking and seeing all of the old Pepsi videos they had on display.

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