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Mount Airy Museum of Regional History

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Address: 301 North Main Street, Mount Airy, NC 27030
Phone Number: (336) 786-4478
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Lots of history

Very interesting place to visit. It is 3 floors of history of this area of North Carolina. We even saw a picture of a friend in the Blues section. His name is Neal Pattman and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Charles W
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Athens, Georgia, United States
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Athens, Georgia, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting place to visit. It is 3 floors of history of this area of North Carolina. We even saw a picture of a friend in the Blues section. His name is Neal Pattman and he was a one arm harmonic player. I have memories and a CD with Neal's music

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Swansboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Outstanding displays of local history including the people, culture, geography, and economy of the area. Railroad exhibit, old cars, and firetruck display are particularly good! Must see!

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USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A lot of things to go thru in this place.. You have old firetrucks, history of the area is explained very well.

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Asheville
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

This is a surprisingly large museum for this little town with information on prehistory, the granite industry, local history and of course Mt. Airy's four most famous people: Andy Griffith, Donna Fargo and Chang and Eng.

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Jasper, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

We actually went in wanting to see where the Andy Museum was. The man that greeted us was more than happy to tell us. He also told us about what was inside this museum. He told us enough that got our interest up not to mention the kids. It was really interesting. The kids loved the hands on things they... More 

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Mount Airy, NC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

Mount Airy, home of Andy Griffith and the model for his Mayberry, has a much deeper and varied history. Something this museum highlights effectively. They touch on just about everything in the region, from the wild life and geologic forces that are in evidence with the granite quarry and Pilot Mountain to the people who've shown such musical talent, so... More 

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Lake Villa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

We were fortunate enough to have our entry fee taken care of for us. We would have visited regardless. The museum is small enough to see in a couple of hours without brain overload. The subjects covered were geographic history, cultural issues, a tower with interpretation of what the view entailed in all directions and more. We throughly enjoyed our... More 

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Carbondale
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016 via mobile

This museum was fascinating and full of all sorts of local history. We spent at least two hours perusing and absorbing local history. It is well organized and interesting. I highly recommend a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016 via mobile

For a small town this is a large museum. I love that the focus just isn't on Mayberry. They have a great selection of exhibits from the early Indians to the bunker twins all the way to moonshine runners. My two daughters loved the hands on exhibits on the third floor complete with costumes and live size Lincoln logs. Also... More 

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Mount Airy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

For a small city of 10,000 this is a must see. Loads of exhibits from wildlife in the area, early Indians and settlers, the coming of the railroad, home town heroes, early schools and local industries. There's even a room on the top floor just for kids using hands on history. The clock tower is the tallest building in town... More 

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