It’s not where the very popular, 1960s era Andy Griffith TV show was filmed, but Mt. Airy, NC is the city where the star of the show was born, and it’s become for many fans of the show the fictionalized city of Mayberry, NC. Mt. Airy is pretty crowded in mid-summer when thousands of tourist fans of the show come to see what it’s all about. Many shops in the city have the same names as those establishments in the TV show…such as the Snappy Lunch diner. I went “tourist” myself recently and made some photos which I hope you enjoy. By the way, the Andy Griffith TV show remains in syndication and it’s on every night of the week where we live. Thus, new fans still are added.

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