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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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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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Went on a rainy day l, but it was a treat! The Coke Museum was interesting, even bought a 5 cent coke from the machine. The house and gardens are beautiful with large fountains... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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English first
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went on a rainy day l, but it was a treat! The Coke Museum was interesting, even bought a 5 cent coke from the machine. The house and gardens are beautiful with large fountains and sculptures.

1 Thank Shujenm
Houston, Texas
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239 reviews
74 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

so lovely a spot furnished beautifully with lovely exhibits and special events. see the coca cola museum next door and buy a 5 cent coke--terrific and very good for wedding and special event photographs with fountains and pretty statuary

1 Thank gay e
Monroe, Louisiana
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59 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

If you are visiting Monroe you must see the Biedenharn. Beautiful gardens too and a Bible museum also. Nearby see the Coca Cola museum too. You will enjoy it.

1 Thank Envirobuilding
San Antonio, Texas
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56 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

Did not know this was an option when planning the trip and so glad we did it. Very nice stop and informative. Take the time to see it for sure. Make sure you have a nickel so you can buy a Coke! The house tour was beautiful as well as the Gardens. The short movie is worth watching and enjoyed... More 

1 Thank wanderingtraveler707
Jones, Louisiana
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4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

I live in Louisiana and my sister came to visit from Maryland, my daughter, her partner and grandson came up from Mississippi and a friend from Monroe... we had a nice visit at the museum.

1 Thank Barbara S
San Angelo, United States
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16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

This is one the most beautiful places in the area. It is a must see and the folks there are very friendly and knowledgable. The gardens are well maintained and show the area as it was in days past. Enjoyed it very much

1 Thank Raymond V
Los Angeles
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31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Interesting place to visit and learn about Coca Cola's history. There's a movie you can watch regarding the early Coca Cola days, interesting talks about how soda was first bottled. This is the only place were you can buy a soda for 5 cents from their antique soda machines. You can also take a tour of the Bidenharn house, learn... More 

1 Thank AdventurousCouple
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This garden is small and quaint. I have taken my kids to take spring photos here for a long time. It provides a great back drop for nice photos. Lots of shade. You can get a bottled coke for a nickel which the kids love. For one admission you get to visit the gardens, the museum next store and the... More 

Thank Mary D
Arlington, Tennessee
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10 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Learned lots about the history of the family, they were the first family to bottle Coke. I enjoyed the video presentation then toured the house and garden. I think it took us three hours to complete the tour and for the price it was well worth it. I thought the nickel bottle of coke was cool, we kept the six... More 

Thank Ron G
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

The tour of the house was informative. Tour guide was very knowledgeable. She answered all our questions. Gardens were beautiful. Museum was very interesting. Brought back a lot of memories, seeing the old coke machines and advertising. A nice way to spend a couple of hours.

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