We visited Mount Airy because of the Andy Griffith Show and really enjoyed the small town and its tribute to Andy, Opie, Aunt Bea, Barney, Thelma Lou, Gomer, Goober, Floyd, the Darlings etc. The museum is near the main street and Andy's boyhood home is also very near downtown. Snappy Lunch, gift shops, all filled with Mayberry souvenirs. Also visited Pilot Mountain where you must drive up to the parking area and go to the overlook. It is an amazing view from up there. If you ever enjoyed the Andy Griffith Show, you must visit this small museum and the town of Mount Airy, NC.