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Biedenharn Museum & Gardens

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Address: 2006 Riverside Dr, Monroe, LA 71201-4268
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+1 318-387-5281
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Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Built in 1913 by Joseph A. Biedenharn, visitors can tour this historic home...

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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A true treasure!

This was my second time to visit. I took three of my boys and their friends. This place never disappoints us. The people that work there truelly love their job and ate the most... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
amberdickey4
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Grayson, Louisiana
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Grayson, Louisiana
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was my second time to visit. I took three of my boys and their friends. This place never disappoints us. The people that work there truelly love their job and ate the most friendly people that you will ever meet. The tour and explanation of the history is so interesting and then you walk over to the beautiful Biedenharn... More 

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Fort Wayne IN
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92 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This beautiful home and gardens, along with the museum was made possible by the legacy of Emma Louise, Biedenharn's daughter. Her father was innovative in bottling the first Coca Cola as well as founding the airline that became Delta Airlines. Her Bible collection is also worth the visit. Beautiful gardens in the summer.

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Thank kissinkousin
Church Point, Louisiana
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2017

It was way too cold to do anything outside on the day we were in Monroe, so my friend and I visited this museum. So interesting! Great way to pass a few hours while we waited to pick up our children.

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Thank lyndanscot
Monroe, Louisiana
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24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017 via mobile

Lovely visit even with dark clouds and misting rain. The tour included both the CocaCola history as well as the family home and bible collection. Learned many new details that also prompted each of us to further investigate and educate! Docents are very insightful and animated to create the proper balance of fun and information. Don't forget your nickels!

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Thank GoBuckeyes123
Calhoun, Louisiana
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4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

Great place to visit and learn about the history of how coke came to be bottled. Beautiful gardens for pictures and at the end of the tour you can put your nickel in the old timey coke machine and pull a glass bottled coke out.

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Thank guestnurse
Bossier City, Louisiana
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260 reviews
75 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

Had some time between business appointments while in the area and decided to check this place out. Very interesting, glad to see it.

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Thank N0rmalee
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

If you are interested in the history of Coke then this would be a nice place to visit for you and your family. Plan about 1 to 1 1/2 hour for the complete tour and view of the grounds. Great places for photo opportunities with the family.

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Thank mia H
Tyler, Texas
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016

This was a beautiful place. Home and gardens were magnificent. Visited on a recent Saturday afternoon, and it was very hot outside. Looked forward to that 5 cent Coke, only to discover after the tour that the machine was sold out! There was only one employee in the museum, who apparently was not authorized to obtain any more from upstairs.... More 

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Thank SharonPeymon
Management response:

Sharon, We have two Coke machines and one should have had some Coca-Cola if the other was out. Please let me know what day you were here and I wan tto know a bit more about your visit. Call my office number 318-807-3202, I am in and out a lot so please leave a message. I will make sure you... More 

Monroe, Louisiana
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016 via mobile

It is most definitely a place to see when visiting Monroe. Gardens are beautiful. Plenty of photo opportunities with children. Get a .05c glass bottle Coke out of the machine and take a stroll. My Favorite time to visit is spring, but it's lovely year round.

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Thank allisonjc3
West Monroe, Louisiana
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57 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

What a beautiful home and garden. It is beautiful every season. And you can get a bottle coke for a nickel.

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