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Biedenharn Museum & Gardens

2006 Riverside Drive, Monroe, LA 71201
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Ranked #1 of 19 Attractions in Monroe
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Gardens
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: 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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West Monroe, Louisiana
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39 reviews 39 reviews
21 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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Stephenville, Texas
19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I found this place on my way home from Monroe one day, and I am so happy that I did. The museum was very interesting. There was even an antique coke machine that only costs a nickel. The garden was my favorite part. It is absolutely gorgeous! It is the perfect place for senior or engagement pictures. This place is... More

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Bella Vista, United States
17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

This is a great tour of the home of the first bottler of Coca Cola. The gardens are beautiful and the house is very interesting. It is neat to see the "high end" living of people in that day and time. Then at the end there are 5 cent glass bottles of coke you can buy. :)

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Winnsboro, Louisiana, United States
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40 reviews 40 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I attended a Christmas concert here one year. I enjoyed it. The house was beautifully decorated. I have never been here any other time,but I would recommend going during the holiday season.

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Fort Worth, Texas
18 reviews 18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

This museum is a hidden treasure in the south. It has three museums in one location and the formal gardens are beautiful. To see the museum takes about 2 to 3 hours to fully enjoy all it has to offer. Be sure and put it on your vacation plans.

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Monroe, Louisiana
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The Biedenharn is not only a museum but it is also a lovely home, a magnificent Garden, a fascinating Bible museum and a very interesting Coca Cola museum. In addition to all of the above, you can still get a 7 ounce coke for just 5 cents! If thats not a bargain, I don't know what is.

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Palm Bay, Florida
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405 reviews 405 reviews
71 attraction reviews
167 helpful votes 167 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

The admission consists of the Biedenharn house, the Bible (and other artifacts) museum. the gardens and the Coke museum. The builder of the house was the world's first Coke bottler. The house is the result of years of collecting and is pretty much in the condition that it was left in the 80s when Biedenharn's daughter passed away. The docent... More

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glendora, ca
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158 reviews 158 reviews
38 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

a cute coke museum with an interesting talk by the docent then the gardens a few doors down in alovely area of the city the house was nice and interesting but it was the garden that stole the show wonderful for the space it had so lush and cool and would be wonderful in the heat or for an event... More

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Greenville, Mississippi, United States
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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

Not only the Museum/house/gardens nice but my wife even found a pearl/spoon braclet she fell in love with. I am a yard guy, so enjoyed the well kept garden. Even saw some new idea's I can use in my yard.

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