Mount Airy, North Carolina Attractions

Unusual landmarks, museums, roadside attractions, and hidden wonders in Mount Airy and the surrounding area. Small town charm combines with a two-for celebrity bonanza of attractions about Andy Griffith and America's most famous Siamese Twins.

Andy Griffith Museum

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  • Andy Griffith Museum

    Andy Griffith Museum

    Mount Airy, North Carolina

    See Andy's sheriff shirt and badge, Goober's beanie (bronzed) -- and a lot of Andy Griffith relics that have nothing to do with Mayberry. He was a Hollywood actor, not a small town sheriff.

  • Wally's Service Station and Mayberry Courthouse

    Wally's Service Station and Mayberry Courthouse

    Mount Airy, North Carolina

    Wally's, a 1937 gas station, is now a gift shop and photo op. Next door, the Mayberry Courthouse is a recreation of Sheriff Andy's official digs.

  • Chang and Eng, Famous Siamese Twins

    Chang and Eng, Famous Siamese Twins

    Mount Airy, North Carolina

    Chang and Eng, the original Siamese Twins, later settled in Mount Airy, where they farmed tobacco, enslaved people, and fathered 22 children.

  • Hillside of Concrete Statues

    Hillside of Concrete Statues

    Slate Mountain, North Carolina

    Along a rural road, an unexpected army of concrete warriors, animals, and saviors crowd a hillside below a concrete statue factory.

  • Seashell Gas Station

    Seashell Gas Station

    Winston-Salem, North Carolina

    A bright yellow seashell that once serviced North Carolina's gas guzzlers.

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