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Wally's Service Station

Mount Airy, NC, USA
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About Wally's Service Station
Step back in time when things were not so rushed. Enjoy relaxing in our rocking chairs while drinking a cold bottle of pop and enjoying the simple life of Wally's.
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ann0402 wrote a review May 2021
Palm Coast, Florida37 contributions12 helpful votes
We had a fantastic time riding in the old squad car. We learned so many fun and interesting facts from this tour. Definitely the best part of our trip. Thank you Gary.
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Date of experience: May 2021
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ARaines2018 wrote a review Nov 2020
Savannah, Georgia22 contributions3 helpful votes
We loved looking back and seeing memorable moments from the shows. It is a great family friendly attraction for all
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Date of experience: August 2020
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rsfred wrote a review Oct 2020
OKLA200 contributions88 helpful votes
My husband especially enjoyed riding front seat in the Ford police cars from the Andy Griffith tv show era complete w sirens and a lively “spiel” from the tour guide/driver. He had a running commentary but welcomed questions. Beware that it’s “cash only”, no credit cards but we thought it was money well-spent.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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diceccod wrote a review Oct 2020
Matthews, North Carolina183 contributions60 helpful votes
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If you are an Andy Griffith fan and here for Mayberry; then after visiting the visitor center head on over to the gas station. It is free to go in the jail and take all the pictures you want and the tow wrecker and spend the money taking the police ride through town. So awesome and worth it just for that alone
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Date of experience: October 2020
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JoeOB wrote a review Aug 2020
Denver, Colorado186 contributions101 helpful votes
This was a pleasant trip but it’s not Mayberry. Remember Mount Airy is where Andy Griffith grew up and some of the people were representative of characters in the TV show but that’s pretty much all the towns have in common. Nothing in Mount Airy looks anything like Mayberry really. Even the little area they have at Wally’s is not built to look like the real sets of the courthouse etc. Back on Main Street mostly tourist shops. There is an Andy Griffith museum but we didn’t visit it, so can’t say anything about it. Now having said that I will say, it was fun still. Every person and shop owner we talked to was great and all could share stories about Andy Griffith, where he worked in town, and who some of the real life people actually were who some of the characters were based off. Overall we enjoyed the day trip to Mount Airy and the nostalgia of talking about Andy, Barney, Otis, Emmet, and Floyd. The folks at Wally’s Garage where great...loved the squad cars.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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