Dr Pepper is the unofficial drink of Texas — not only because it’s delicious, but also due to the fact that it was invented right here in the Lone Star State. Learn all about its origins, and take a peek inside the museum commemorating the soda with 23 fruit flavors.

For additional information about this fascinating museum in Texas, you can check out their website or Facebook page for updates. Or, you can enjoy an old-fashioned Dr Pepper made with pure cane sugar at Old Doc’s Soda Shop in Dublin!

Have you ever been to the Dr Pepper Museum & Free Enterprise Institute? If so, we’d love to hear all about your trip! Check out our previous article for more Texas inventions: 12 Things We Love That Were Invented In Texas.

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