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Coca-Cola History & Blooms: Monroe Oasis
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Monroe, LA
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Up to 30ft
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About
Step into the heart of Monroe, Louisiana, and discover a unique gem that combines history, culture, and natural beauty, making it an ideal stop for RV camping enthusiasts looking to enrich their journey. At this one-of-a-kind location, history buffs, garden enthusiasts, and Coca-Cola fans will find themselves enchanted by the multifaceted offerings. From the serene elegance of the estate gardens to the fascinating insights of a Coca-Cola Museum, a Bible Museum, and a historic home, there's an exploration opportunity for every interest. Trace the pioneering spirit of Joseph A. Biedenharn, the first to bottle the iconic Coca-Cola in 1894, and how this remarkable innovation led his family to establish a significant legacy in Monroe, Louisiana. The site celebrates not only the innovative bottling of a beloved beverage but also the artistic and cultural contributions of Emy-Lou Biedenharn. Her vision in the 1940s to share beauty and art with the world manifested in the creation of this museum in 1971, a place where the splendor of formal gardens and the richness of cultural heritage meet. Enhance your visit with a stroll down memory lane, sipping an ice-cold Coca-Cola from an antique machinestill priced charmingly at only five centsencapsulating a bygone era's simple pleasures. For those who enjoy outdoor activities, the location boasts proximity to a public park just a block away on Third Street, featuring tennis and pickleball courts for a morning of friendly competition. Moreover, the nearby park area along the picturesque Ouachita River, accessible just across Riverside Drive and over the levee, presents a serene setting ideal for pet walks and leisurely strolls, ensuring a memorable and diverse visit for RV campers. While pets are dearly welcomed in most outdoor areas, they must sit out on the museum tours to ensure the preservation of this historic treasure. This harmonious blend of cultural enlightenments, historical revelations, and natural tranquility makes it a must-visit destination for those embarking on an RV camping trip in Monroe, Louisiana, craving an experience that feeds the soul and sparks the imagination.
Opening Hours
Monday
Closed
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
Closed
Suitability
Pets Allowed
Wifi
Slideouts Allowed
Separate Tow Vehicle Parking
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Gardening
Gift Shop
Historical Exhibit
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Same Day Requests
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Parking & Arrival
Harvest Host parking is conveniently provided in the designated space in the Speed Street parking lot, situated behind 2000 Riverside Drive. Explore the rich history, diverse exhibits, and serene gardens that make the Biedenharn Museum and Gardens a captivating destination.
Max Rig Size:
Up to 30 ft
Parking Spaces:
1
Parking Surface:
Pavement
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Items to Purchase
Tours of the Museum featuring a Coca-Cola Museum, Bible Museum, Historic Home, and Estate Gardens. Related items in the Museum Store. The museum operates from Tuesday to Saturday, from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM (with the last full tour starting at 3:45 PM). Admission rates are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors/military, and $5 for individuals aged three to high school. For those only interested in exploring the Gardens and Bible Museum, tickets are available for $5. Visitors are welcome to contribute donations at the Donation Box by the entrance (identified by the Coca-Cola Model-T Delivery Truck), in the Museum Store, or online at bmuseum.org/support-us.
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