This spot was once a pharmacy where Caleb Bradham invented \"Brad's Drink\" which he later patented as ... More
Birthplace of Pepsi-Cola, The
This spot was once a pharmacy where Caleb Bradham invented \"Brad's Drink\" which he later patented as Pepsi-Cola. A recreated soda fountain is on site and visitors can purchase a wide variety of Pepsi memorabilia inside the store.
I grew up in New Bern ,it was years before they ever opened a store dedicated to Pepsi and i am not so sure their history is all that correct.New Bern is a Great town and i am proud to call it home,but i do agree that with the money Pepsi makes there should be a pretty spectacular exhibit!
The Birthplace of Pepsi was just a little corner shop on Middle Street in New Bern, NC. I would have liked to see them have the old time glass Pepsi bottles, have some music from a juke box or something else to spice things up. It was just... OK.
Nice to visit the place where Pepsi started. This is a neat little museum and shop, but not a big place at all. 15-30 minutes worth of interest, tops, but if you are a big Pepsi fan, it may be great. NO admission fee, so 5 stars for value.
I was very disappointed in the place, I love Pepsi was really looking forward to going there, but its nothing really, just an old drug store, they didn't even use the old soda fountain, just really into selling stuff with the name of Pepsi on it. It was really a let down. The rest of the New Bern shopping area around it was nice. Would NOT recommend going there.
Okay I went into New Bern thinking that the pepsi store was going to have some cool things in it, but really its a small store that has gifts and soda that you can buy anywhere. I mean where is the video of the history of pepsi. I just thought it could of been a better experience. New Bern itself is a great town, but this place was pathetic.
Now, I realize that Pepsi is not nearly as successful as Coca-Cola but...is this the best presentation Pepsi can come up with for their birthplace?! I love Pepsi and this hasn't changed my opinion of the drink...I'm just surprised that someone in marketing hasn't dressed the place up a bit. The store sells trinkets and has a few historical items. Fifty cents will buy you a small Pepsi in a paper cup. Come on marketing...where's the "Pride"? Overall this is a very underwhelming presentation of a great product.