Mayberry Sights and Sounds (Half-Day Mayberry-Mount Airy Trip)
So, you only have a few hours to visit Mount Airy, NC and see the Opie Andy Griffith sites? We’ve got you covered with the must-see highlights while you tour Mayberry and Mount Airy, NC.
I Only Have One Hour - Option 1
Head over to Wally’s Service Station for pictures in front of the jail cells inside of the replica Mayberry courthouse. Ride in Andy Taylor’s replica Ford Galaxy car by Mayberry Squad Car Tours and see all the major Opie and Andy Griffith sites, like Blue Bird Diner, Andy Grffith Playhouse, Main Street in downtown Mount Airy, Snappy’s Lunch, and the childhood home of Andy Griffith.
I Only Have One Hour - Option 2
Drive to the Andy Griffith Museum for a tour of Mayberry and Andy Griffith memorabilia, like Barney’s salt-and-pepper suit, Andy’s “Madlock” suit, the jailhouse keys, and the iconic signs from The Andy Griffith show’s courthouse doors that read: “Sheriff” and “Justice of the Peace” (to name only a few memorabilia items). Pose for Pictures in front of the Opie Andy Griffith TV Land Statue before heading to downtown Mount Airy for shopping (and maybe some sweet treats).
I Only Have Two Hours
Walk down Main Street in downtown Mount Airy for a stroll through antique stores, candy stores, toy stores, soda shop, bakeries, gift shops, retail outlets, and restaurants. Don’t forget to pick up your Mayberry souvenir and a little chocolate or ice cream to go!