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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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10:00 - 17:00
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Tue - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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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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Interesting bit of Louisiana history

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Church Point, Louisiana
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Church Point, Louisiana
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Monroe, Louisiana
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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Calhoun, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 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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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 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
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 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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Monroe, Louisiana
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

Learn about Coke Cola history. Beautiful gardens. Short walk up levee to view beautiful Ouachita River.

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Thank Helen L
New Orleans, Louisiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

I enjoyed the tour. It was very informative. The Coke museum was fun to visit. I thoroughly enjoyed the Bible museum. The gardens were alright. I will go back another time of year. I would give them a rating of 5 if they had a entrance fee to just go into the gardens.

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