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Biedenharn Museum & Gardens

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Address: 2006 Riverside Drive, Monroe, LA 71201
Phone Number: 318-387-5281
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: Built in 1913 by Joseph A. Biedenharn, visitors can tour this historic...
Built in 1913 by Joseph A. Biedenharn, visitors can tour this historic home and magnificent Elsong Gardens located on the estate.
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VERY NICE HOME AND FORMAL GARDENS TOUR

there really wasn't much on coke, except a film explaining the history, it was all about the house and formal gardens. the staff were all very nice and well informed. the house... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
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Alamogordo, New Mexico
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142 reviews 142 reviews
80 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

there really wasn't much on coke, except a film explaining the history, it was all about the house and formal gardens. the staff were all very nice and well informed. the house tour was very interesting, and the self guided garden tour was very nice, even in the winter.

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Vicksburg, Mississippi
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14 reviews 14 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

The Biedenharn Family (via a trust of some sort) did a wonderful job preserving the family home in Monroe, LA. It was very nice to learn that the Biedenharn Family was local to Vicksburg, MS and Monroe, LA and was the very first bottler of Coca Cola. The tour included a very nice video presentation, a 5 cent glass bottle... More 

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Monroe, Louisiana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014 via mobile

One of Monroe's treasures! The history of Coca-Cola bottling, coupled with an interesting collection of antiques Bible's and a beautiful garden representing the finest southern plants in their splendor! Enjoy a nickel coke from a bottle while strolling the gardens. Wonderful gift shop of garden and local artists jewelry treasures. Just a lovely way to spend a couple of hours... More 

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Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The Biedenharn Museum & Gardens is truly beautiful each and every season of the year ! First and foremost during the spring and summer seasons the flower blossoms in the gardens are a site to behold ! ! !That's one of the reasons the musesum is chosen by so many brides and grooms for their weddings because of it beauty.... More 

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Ruston, Louisiana
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42 reviews 42 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Really enjoyed this tour and the beautiful gardens. The price is very reasonable and my husband and I enjoyed this for a great afternoon out. Where else can you get a nickel coke!!

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Seattle
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128 reviews 128 reviews
77 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Wonderful museum, definitely don't miss this one. Plan for a couple of hours. For $6 entry fee and free parking you get: - the Coke museum with all kinds of artifacts and a gift shop, interesting room with a Coke bar set up. Stairs up to the building. - the Bible museum which houses ancient (like 1100) pages from Bibles,... More 

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Monroe, Louisiana
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117 reviews 117 reviews
32 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Don't miss the Biedenharn when in Monroe. I've probably been six to eight times and always look forward to returning. There is much to do and see---the old family home (the tour is fascinating) with plenty or memories and antiques to delight every member of the family. The Bible Museum is not to be missed, with centuries old artifacts in... More 

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Athens, Georgia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Cost pp was around $6. Tour took around 1 1/2 hours. Tour guides were friendly and knowledgeable. Our family enjoyed the stop and the 5 cent cokes. : - )

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West Monroe, Louisiana
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44 reviews 44 reviews
22 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Starting off in the coke museum, you meet the most adorably excited tour guide who explains everything there was and is to know about the history of Coca Cola and the Biedenharn family. My family and I enjoyed learning all that there was to know because the guide made it so fun! The coke museum is followed by a tour... More 

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Grambling, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Didnt know what to expect, but its in a very nice, green area of Monroe. First they give you a tour of the coke museum, where you can buy a bottle of coke for a nickel, and give you a brief history of how the first bottle of coke was bottled right here in Monroe! Then you can tour the... More 

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