• North Carolina Granite Quarry - Mount Airy, North Carolina

      Photo by Harry Kline
      This is the largest open-face granite quarry in the world. It is within the city limits of Mount Airy and was, until native son Andy Griffith turned the town into Mayberry, USA with his hit television show, the main attraction and industry of the city. Now the granite quarry is secondary to tourism, but it is still an impressive site not to be missed on a visit to the area. There are good overviews of the quarry along the perimeter road, but no visitors are allowed in the operations area. If you have time, stay around for one of the several explosions set off every work day.

      If you go:
      No tours are given, but the quarry is still active and you can get good pictures from the observation deck.


      293 Granite Quarry Trail
      Mount Airy, North Carolina 27030 USA

      Mailing address:
      NC Granite Corp
      Hwy 103
      Mount Airy, NC 27030 USA

      Phone Numbers:

      NC Granite Quarry
      +1 (336) 786-5141