300 S 5th St, Waco Texas
A fountain drink in The Old Corner Drug Store in the 1880s was dubbed a 'Waco
' by early patrons because it could not be found outside the city of Waco. It later acquired the name, Dr Pepper. R.S. Lazenby, Waco beverage chemist and patron of the drug store, became interested in the new drink and began extensive research. In 1885, after some two years of testing, blending, and processing, the new flavor was originated and put on sale commercially. So perfect was Lazenby's work that the formula has remained basically unchanged. Museum housed in original bottling plant listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It features restored operating soda fountain along with Dr Pepper memorabilia with interactive audio-visual displays. Admission.
Other History nearby:
(Teague) Burlington-Rock Island Railroad Museum
(Temple) Czech Heritage Museum
(Waco) Dr Pepper Museum
(Waco) Earle-Garrison House & Pape Gardens
(Fairfield) Freestone County Museum
(Waco) Gov. Bill & Vara Daniel Historic Village
12/09 Coming to The Waco area
Fort Worth Show of Antiques and Art Fort Worth TX March8-9 Formerly the Dolly Johnson Antique Show, this is one of the oldest shows in Texas.
Paluxy River Spring Bluegrass Festival Glen Rose TX April4-6 Live entertainment in historic Oakdale Park.
Old Settlers Music Festival Driftwood TX April18-21 Central Texas' signature music event featuring Grammy-winning Americana, arts and craft, camping, food, and libations.
Austin Yoga Conference Austin TX May11-12 Mehtab, Kyra Haglund, Charlotte Matsumura, and Gioconda are among the master yoga teachers who will appear at the Austin Yoga Conference.
Dallas Greek Food Festival Dallas TX September27-29 The Greek Food Festival supports Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church's
ministries, community outreach, and youth programs.