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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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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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Natchez
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

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
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12 helpful votes 12 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
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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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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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8 reviews 8 reviews
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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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43 reviews 43 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 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
107 helpful votes 107 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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34 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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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