Around since 1923 and famous for its fried pork chop sandwiches. Andy Griffith ate here as a boy and mentioned it during Season 1 of The Andy Griffith Show.
Stay overnight in Andy's boyhood home, complete with his birth certificate on the wall. Owned/rented by the local Hampton Inn and includes breakfast at the hotel.
Explore the life and times of Mt. Airy's most famous son at the Andy Griffith Museum. It also houses items donated by other actors, including Don Knotts (Barney Fife), George Lindsey (Goober) & Betty Lynn (Thelma Lou).
Enjoy a tour of the real Mayberry in vintage Mayberry squad cars as a "deputy" tour guide shares the sights, sounds and history of Andy Griffith's hometown of Mount Airy, NC.
It features the same stage where a young Andy Griffith made his first appearance, singing a song in the school's talent show.
Tracing the Ararat River & Lovills Creek, Granite City Greenway forms a 6.6-mile horseshoe around Mt. Airy. The paved route offers walking, running & cycling. Includes kayak & canoe launches and trout fishing.
Preparing quality foodstuffs with wholesome ingredients, this shop in Elkin is ideal for lunch, dinner or dessert to go.
Bear Creek is a popular gift store and fudge shop in downtown Mount Airy featuring a wide selection of Mayberry-themed merchandise.
Beary Country carries a large selection of glassware, antiques, primitives, vintage items, baskets, home decor, holiday items, furniture, Willow Tree and Yankee Candles.
Located in downtown Mount Airy across from the Andy Griffith Playhouse, this venue offers great events from early spring through late fall.
Established by the U.S. Congress in 1985, the site includes an outdoor amphitheater and indoor interpretive center used to highlight an important strand of American musical culture, still alive and thriving in the region.
Enjoy guided horseback rides within Pilot Mountain State Park, or opt for a two-hour guided trail ride along the Sauratown Trail. Horseback riding lessons also available.