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“Come see where CocaCola was first bottled!”

Biedenharn Museum & Gardens
Ranked #1 of 15 things to do in Monroe
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Built in 1913 by Joseph A. Biedenharn, visitors can tour this historic home and magnificent Elsong Gardens located on the estate.
Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Come see where CocaCola was first bottled!”
Reviewed March 20, 2013

A model T Coca Cola delivery truck meets visitors as they walk into the museum. Site offers a demonstration/history lesson about how Coke was first made and bottled. Admission also includes tours of the Biedenharn house and gardens. Visitors can even get a 5 cent Coke out of the vending machine!

Visited March 2013
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English first
Level 6 Contributor
170 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 296 helpful votes
“Beautiful museum & gardens”
Reviewed January 17, 2013

Loved the Christmas decorations on the most recent visit, the gardens are also just lovely, especially in spring. Doesn't take a long time to visit either.

Visited December 2012
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Shreveport, LA
Level 5 Contributor
84 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“A delightful experience! Must see in Monroe.”
Reviewed January 13, 2013 via mobile

Visited this lovely place with my two children who adored the Coca Cola museum with the wonderful tour guide, "Tommy" who thrilled them with magic tricks! The .05 cokes were a treat! The home was lovely with a wonderful docent who made the tour very approachable. The gardens and fountains were completely breathtaking. The Bible museum was simply over the top with religious art and icons. This place was simply top notch. Of worthy mention is the gift shop, which is full of lovely items! Must see in Monroe! My kids adored it all!

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Bristol
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Tour”
Reviewed November 23, 2012

Friendly staff, very informative tour. Learned a lot more about Coca Cola than I'd ever known before. The gardens were beautiful even in November.

Visited November 2012
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Thank Sue D
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Hattiesburg, Mississippi
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“BEAUTIFUL”
Reviewed November 6, 2012

For pictures, leisure, or business this place is a must see in Monroe. Such a beautiful place to see.

Visited May 2012
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