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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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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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We made a spontaneous stop at the Biedenharn Coca Cola museum and it was so much fun. We enjoyed ice cold colas from the old fashioned vending machine and watched a great... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2015
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Columbia, Maryland
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retiredJB
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205 reviews 205 reviews
61 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

The Biedenharn (Coca Cola) Museum is a low cost attraction. You see a short film about the Biedenharn bottling system. They explain the job of a soda jerk and for an additional nickel, give you an 8 oz. Coke. The Biedenharn's were the first to bottle Coke. They have an amazing family, including one son who started Delta Airlines, which... More 

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Monroe, Louisiana
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

I loved the beautiful flowering garden to make pictures in. The cost of $5 per person to walk around for 30 minutes was a little more than it should be.

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Columbia, Maryland
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We made a spontaneous stop at the Biedenharn Coca Cola museum and it was so much fun. We enjoyed ice cold colas from the old fashioned vending machine and watched a great, informative video. Why does Atlanta get all the credit when the Biedenharn's were the first to bottle Coca Cola? Interesting. The museum is well taken care of and... More 

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Natchez
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

This place is beautiful inside and out. Everytime we have out of town guests we always take them to the Biedenharn The gardens are always immaculate and exotic. The Coke Museum and Bible Museum are unique.

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Pineville, Louisiana
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

The Biedenharn is a beautiful place to go to spend a whole day experiencing a variety of visual attractions. The Biedenharn mansion, located next door to the museum, is open for tours, and is a facinating place in its own right. The Gardens are incredibly beautiful and open to the public We went last weekend and thoroughly enjoyed it. Will... More 

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Monroe, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Joseph Biedenharn was the first bottler of Coca Cola. The home he built for his daughter Emmy-Lou is lovely with beautiful gardens. And, you can still buy an 8 oz. bottle of Coke for a nickel! The Coca Cola Museum is really interesting and they have a really nice gift shop.

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Alamogordo, New Mexico
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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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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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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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