Vintage squad cars take riders to Mayberry
The best way to tour the hometown of Andy Griffith is in a replica Mayberry squad car – a 1963 Ford Galaxie—driven by knowledgeable and friendly guides. Tours start at Wally's Service Station, a replica seen on The Andy Griffith Show where Gomer and Goober manned pumps at Wally's during 249 episodes spanning eight years. For $35 a carload, fans can cruise past replicas of the courthouse and jail with a short growl from the squad car's siren.
From Wally's Service Station, you'll cruise down Main Street, past Floyd's Barber Shop and Snappy Lunch. You'll see Andy's boyhood home and his former elementary school, now the Andy Griffith Playhouse and the Andy Griffith Museum. This 45-minute tour is open year-round and you are sure to learn things about the show and the town of Mount Airy that you never knew.
For Mayberry Squad Car Tours, visit www.tourmayberry.com.
Jan. 22, 2018
Mount Airy's Main Street Named Best Attraction in NC
It is easy to spend a day (or two) along Main Street checking out such places as the Mayberry Squad Car Tours, Floyd's City Barbershop, Historic Earle Theatre, Opie's Candy Store, Snappy Lunch, Mount Airy Museum of Regional History, Old North State Winery and several Mayberry-themed shops.
July 26, 2017
Stroll Down Memory Lane in Revamped Griffith Museum
The Andy Griffith Museum in Mount Airy has reopened following a 2017 renovation of more than half a million dollars that touched on every aspect of the popular attraction.
Aug. 20, 2019
Mount Airy Ghost Tours for the Dearly Departed
The 90-minute, lantern-lit walking tours begin and end at the museum on Main Street. They reveal a chilling side of Mount Airy not seen during the daylight.
Nov. 30, 2017
Enjoy Holiday Light Displays In and Around Mayberry
Plenty of cozy lodging options are available in Mount Airy and Surry County, ranging from award-winning hotels and bed-and-breakfast inns to rental cabins and vacation homes.