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Biedenharn Museum & Gardens

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Address: 2006 Riverside Dr, Monroe, LA 71201-4268
Phone Number: +1 318-387-5281
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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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Gardens and history

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 October 2016
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Calhoun, Louisiana
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Calhoun, Louisiana
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4 reviews
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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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256 reviews
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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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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
2 reviews
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
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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 21 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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3 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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Thank kginwoman
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

This was an unexpected treasure. We stumbled across this museum and so very glad we did! The Coca Cola museum was neat, and had a very interesting film on the Biedenharn family. The Biedenharn home is located next door to the museum, as well as a magnificent garden and Bible Museum. The Bible Museum had a piece of the Gutenberg... More 

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Middletown, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016

Dinner for three ! restaurant was clean , service was excellent ! i had the Spaghetti with 5 cheese marinara & Italian sausage. I felt there could have been a little more sauce.

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Thank gerald396
Management response:

Hey, I think you reviewed a restaurant and we are a museum! More 

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