I grew up watching Andy Griffith on the show Mayberry RFD and I from a small town in Georgia so spending a day in the town that was the inspiration for the show was a must see for me. I found walking down Main Street was like stepping back in time. Andy based the show on what and who he knew as he was growing up in Mount Airy like eating at the Snappy Lunch, getting a haricut at Floyd's City Barber Shop, and walking down to Wally's Service Station. Main Street was so beautiful with the trees, flowers, old clock, and they were just putting up a fall display complete with bales of hay, mums, pumpkins, scarecrows, etc. The weather was just a perfect 69 degrees and sunny on September 29, 2009. My freind and I walked all up one side and down the other to take in all the shops there. We poked our heads in each and every store and bought post cards, Vera Bradley purses, soda pop, and treats in Opie's Candy Store before watching a customer get his hair cut in Floyd's City barber Shop. We also enjoyed watching 2 characters play checkers on Main Street. The sights and smells brought back some of my own child hood memories growing up in a small town. The people were friendly, the food was good, and the parking free. I took pictures of us in the old jail, and best of all, you can take a Squad Car Tour and cruise Mayberry in a vintage 1962 Squad Car Replica that stops at all the highlights including the world's largest open face granite quarry. You can even see a statue of Andy and Opie going to the fishing hole. The price is right too...up to 5 people can ride in the car for just $30 so make freinds! We had just missed Mayberry Days that very weekend in which lookalikes bring the characters to life, there is live bluegrass music, a pie eating contest, trivia contest, pork chop eating contest, a golf tournament, and so much more. You can also mosey on down to the Mayberry Motor Inn to see Owner Alma Venable's "Aunt Bee" collection. She holds a certificate of authenicity for more than 30 of Bavier's (Aunt Bee) belongings, such as gloves, eyeglasses, a handkerchief, a dress, a hat, a shoe kit, furniture, and sewing materials. I would say that anyone that was a fan of the Andy Griffith Show would enjoy a trip to Mount Airy.