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1. It’s the closest thing to Mayberry that you can get. Andy Griffith grew up here and incorporated names of places and people from Mount Airy on “The Andy Griffith Show. THE WORLD's LARGEST ANDY GRIFFITH COLLECTION IS LOCATED IN THE ANDY GRIFFITH PLAYHOUSE ON THE LOWER LEVEL. ”Mount Airy hosts “Mayberry Days” this year it will be held September 23-26, 2010 and please visit www.mayberrydays.org for more information!
Mount Airy has Floyd’s City Barber Shop, Snappy Lunch, the Andy Griffith Playhouse, Andy’s Homeplace, Aunt Bee’s Room and Wally’s Service Station, Squad Car Tours, The Old City Jail, The Mayberry Courthouse, Mayberry Soda Fountain, Opie's Candy Store, Mayberry on Main.
Now the Andy Griffith Parkway dissects Mount Airy via Highway 52. Also while you visit Mount Airy, you’ve got to eat a Snappy Lunch pork chop sandwich served all the way. This local lunchtime favorite was featured in Gourmet magazine.
Also you must stop by The Andy Griffith Playhouse and see the new statue dedicated during Mayberry Days 2004 by TV Land to Andy Griffith for The Andy Griffith Show. Visit the new Andy Griffith Museum at the Surry Arts Arts Council and on the grounds of The Andy Griffith Playhouse-home to The World's Largest Collection of Andy Griffith Memorabilia!
DO not forget to "Cruise Mayberry" in a vintage 1962 Squad Car Replica. This tour will take you around to all the Mayberry Attractions. For more information please visit:Squad Car Tours