Hastings, Nebraska: Birthplace of Kool-Aid

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518 W. 1st St., Hastings, NE
Downtown. From US Hwy 281 turn east onto 7th St. for four blocks, then south on St. Joseph Ave. for six blocks. The plaque is on the north side of 1st St., a half-block west of St. Joseph.
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Birthplace of Kool-Aid
The spawning spot of the original energy drink. The building facade was renovated with more obvious Kool-Aid art and posters in 2012. Roadsideamerica.com Report...

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Birthplace of Kool-Aid

I have very low expectations and am easily entertained by sweet, silly little spots such as the "Birthplace of KoolAid." But this was nearly 20 miles off the highway and is nothing more than a few posters in a window downtown on an abandoned (super dirty) street.

[Denise Thompson, 07/07/2014]

We saw this in tandem with the town's museum Kool-Aid exhibit and Kool-Aid Man Footprints in Cement, so we'd recommend that as more thirst-quenching....

Birthplace of Kool-Aid.

Birthplace of Kool-Aid

The Official Birthplace of Kool-Aid in downtown Hastings has been renovated. Colorful graphics in all of the windows depict the history of Kool-Aid marketing through the years. Visitors are encouraged to take their picture in front of the building with a six-foot-tall graphic of Kool-Aid Man. The renovation was unveiled during Kool-Aid Days 2012.

[Kaleena Fong, 08/11/2012]

Nearby Offbeat Places

Kool-Aid Man's Footprints in CementKool-Aid Man's Footprints in Cement, Hastings, NE - 1 mi.
Kool-Aid: Discover the DreamKool-Aid: Discover the Dream, Hastings, NE - 1 mi.
Bigfoot Crossroads of America MuseumBigfoot Crossroads of America Museum, Hastings, NE - 3 mi.
In the region:
German POW Urinal, Minden, NE - 30 mi.

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