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Biedenharn Museum & Gardens

2006 Riverside Drive, Monroe, LA 71201
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Ranked #1 of 18 attractions in Monroe
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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Bossier City, Louisiana
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

I highly recommend visiting Beidenharn Museum & Gardens! The staff were all very friendly and informative about the home of the Beidenharn family. My children, ages 15, 12 & 9 all loved this museum. Along with the Coca Cola bottling history & the family home, they have a Bible Museum, which was great! We all enjoyed a cold 5 cent... More

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OnTheRoad, USA
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31 reviews 31 reviews
29 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

We visited the Biedenharn Museum and Gardens with 9 of our children, ages 2 to 17. It was part touristy, part relaxing, part inspiring. The littler kids loved the Coke museum, where they learned about the history of bottling Coke, got pics taken with old Coke memorabilia, and were able to buy a bottle of Coke for $.05 out of... More

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Monroe, Louisiana
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

Just a wonderful coca cola experience in historical mode. The Bible Institute, in my opinion is one of the finest. The gardens are well maintained year-round. Takes about two hours to fully appreciate.

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Southington, Connecticut
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

The home and gardens are absolutely stunning. Everything is original to the home. The gardens are worth spending ample time just enjoying and all for $6.00. I will be sure to return when everything is in bloom.

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Monroe, Louisiana
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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

This is a beautiful place inside the city but once you are in the gates you feel like you are in a serene garden . I love walking the paths they have little alcove's with sitting area's. They have a plant sale around may with different local growers to get a variety of plants. At Christmas they have it decorated... More

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West Monroe, Louisiana
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

Not really what we were hoping for, but it still turned out nice. Has some really pretty areas to take picture (prom, romantic, portfolio, etc.). The history in and out of the place is pretty cool too. As for the staff members, their all kind and like to tell you the history/ stories of the place. *Try to visit during... More

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
8 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

This former home of one of the first families of Monroe, Louisiana is a local and tourist favorite. The gardens and arboretum with a grand fountain and gorgeous landscaping are so beautiful throughout the year- a fab locale for brides to take their engagement pictures. The property is a testament to Coca Cola. The Biedenharn family were the first to... More

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Monroe, Louisiana, United States
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Whenever out of town guests are with us, we look for local attractions to visit. The whole complex of the Museum and Gardens, along with the newer Coke museum really fits the bill. From the Biedenharn home, with its collection of period pieces, to the beautifully maintained gardens and the Bible museum, there is something that will interest almost every... More

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Monroe, Louisiana
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Beautiful Gardens and right across from Forsythe Park. You will really enjoy the Biedenharn Museum & Gardens.

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Monroe, Louisiana, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

This is a great tour to take on a Saturday morning when the weather is lovely. It is very interesting and all the guides/employees are really knowledgable & enthused about their jobs. The "coke man" in particular. This guy is a character, he is a grade A fellow that takes pride in providing you with an accurate history of coke.... More

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