Things To Do
Mayberry - Home Town of Andy Griffith
Travel back to simpler times as you stroll the same streets as TV icon Andy Griffith. Born in Mount Airy, he modeled Mayberry after the quaint downtown of his youth. Today the "Friendly City" offers everything from restaurants to antique shops.
Blue Ridge Parkway
Embark on a breathtaking journey through the beautiful landscapes of North Carolina. Wind your way through historic towns and scenic mountain passes as you enjoy local history and culture along the way. Don't miss America's favorite drive!
Andy Griffith Playhouse
The Andy Griffith Playhouse located right next to Andy Griffith Museum, since 1920 is a well-known building of a public school in Mount Airy. Andy Griffith attended his elementary school and performed on stage when it was known as the Rockford Street Elementary School. Later it was named after Andy Griffith in the early 1970s.
Museum of Regional History
Step back in time into this special region of North Carolina nestled at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Learn about hometown heroes like Andy Griffith or experience a turn-of-the-century country store. It's a fun destination for all ages.
Pilot Mountain State Park
Get away from it all at this popular wilderness area known for great hiking, rock climbing and fishing. Climb up to the distinctive peak for stunning views or enjoy a quiet picnic with the family. This is an outdoor recreation paradise.