THE BEST WAY TO WACO, TEXAS
From LAX, American and Continental offer connecting service (change of plane) to Waco. Restricted round-trip fares begin at $424.
The Dr Pepper Museum & Free Enterprise Institute, 300 S. 5th St., Waco; (254) 757-1025, http://www.drpeppermuseum.com. Open seven days a week. Admission is $7 for adults, $5 for seniors and $4 for children and students. Special guided tours, including one in which visitors can concoct their own soft-drink flavors, are also available.
Dr Pepper devotees may wish to make the 90-mile drive from Waco to Dublin, Texas, home of the oldest Dr Pepper bottling plant, opened in 1891. The plant bottles small amounts of the drink using the original recipe, which includes pure cane sugar. Inside the factory, Old Doc's Soda Shop ( 398-1024, http://www.olddocs.com sells soda and souvenirs.Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times