"America's favorite small Southern
town" Atlanta Journal Constitution
to a simpler time when you visit Mount Airy. Actor Andy
Griffith grew up here, and it's no coincidence that
a stroll down Main Street in the "Friendly City" reminds
people of the town of Mayberry on the endearing and
enduringly popular '60's hit TV series. Fans of The
Andy Griffith Show can visit Floyd's Barber Shop, the
Old Mayberry Jail, Snappy Lunch, Andy's childhood home,
the Andy Griffith Playhouse and the Mount Airy Visitors
Center, which houses the largest collection of his memorabilia.
And you'll be sure to relish the generous and caring
spirit that you encounter wherever you go.
County offers something for everyone. Outdoor enthusiasts
will enjoy riding down the breathtaking Blue Ridge Parkway,
hiking at Pilot Mountain State Park, or canoeing on
the Yadkin River. Bluegrass and traditional music lovers
can take in a jam session or live radio broadcast every
Saturday morning in Historic Downtown Mount Airy. History
buffs can delve into the area's colorful past at the
Mount Airy Museum of Regional History and by visiting
the county's myriad of historic sites. Visitors who
wish to explore the frontier of the palate can taste
fine wines and tour the grounds of Shelton Vineyards,
located 17 miles south of Mount Airy.
at Main Oak" provides visitors with the perfect souvenir
stop. Included is Weaver's Department Store, the official
souvenir shop of The Andy Griffith Show Rerun Watcher's
Club and various fun and free photo opportunities. It's
just like walking onto the Hollywood set. Bring your
cameras and experience the nostalgia of Mayberry.