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Visit Polly's Pop in Independence, Missouri

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Posted On 12/22/2020 08:45:26

Missouri | Independence | Americana | Polly's Pop | Clinton's Soda Fountain | Shop Local | Bottling Plant | Root Beer | Tours | Santa Fe Trail | California Trail | Oregon Trail

Visit Polly's Pop in Independence, Missouri


The Independence Bottling Company and Polly's Soda Pop was in operation between 1923 and 1967 in Independence, Missouri. In 2016, after restoring a bottling machine, the McClain family brought "Polly's Pop" back to life. Starting with Root Beer, they now bottle 10 different flavors which are currently sold around Kansas and Missouri.

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Do you enjoy the nostalgia of Americana?

During a 2019 visit to Independence, MO, we were introduced to two businesses revitalized by a local family. After stopping at Clinton's Soda Fountain for an afternoon treat, we strolled around the downtown streets and found Polly's Pop. Although the shop was closed, we peered through the glass to watch the bottles of soda making their way around the bottling machine. We got lucky and were invited inside for a private tour and tasting. It was fun seeing how one of their flavors was mixed and bottled.

Fun Facts: Independence was the hometown of President Harry S Truman. His first job was at a pharmacy and soda fountain located in this same corner of the city. Independence is also the starting point of the Santa Fe, Oregon and California Trails!

What are some of your favorite places to experience Americana?

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