Classic sodas delighted Americans' senses—with their real cane sugar, tongue-tickling bubbles, and spring-loaded snakes hidden beneath every cap. Enjoy a modern classic with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $10 for tour admission and floats for two ($19 value)
- $19 for tour admission and floats for four ($38 value)
- $27 for tour admission and floats for six ($57 value)
Beginning at 10:15 a.m. and running every 45 minutes for the rest of the day, tours take groups on an exploration of the inner workings of a 120-year-old soda-bottling facility. Inside, chemists turn real cane sugar and other ingredients into a variety of flavored sodas, and tourists can taste the drinks in a complimentary float at the end of their journey.
Dublin Bottling Works
In 1885, behind the counter of Wade Morrison's Old Corner Drug Store on the corner of Six Shooter Junction in Waco, Texas, pharmacist Charles Adlerton was struck by an idea. After observing how much patrons loved the combined scent of the many ingredients hidden within the soda fountain, he decided to create a drink that captured all their properties. He wound up inventing Dr Pepper, and after one sip, Dublin Bottling Works owner Sam Houston Prim knew he wanted to sell it. Though the famous drink and plant have since parted ways, Dublin Bottling Works continues to celebrate that original legacy by crafting pure-cane-sugar sodas in chilled glass bottles, the way their employees have for more than 100 years.
Today, the bottlers' products find their way onto shelves all around the nation, and they invite visitors to come watch them while they work. They lead tours through their historic plant and the memorabilia-laden museum that now occupies their original offices. At the end of the tour, they make a stop in Old Doc's Soda Shop, where visitors can sample their products from an old fashioned soda fountain and buy bottled goods to drink at home or shake vigorously and then offer to neighbors who keep eating your newspapers.