Introduction to Mount Airy, North Carolina
Mount Airy was initially incorporated in 1885. In 1889, a large granite quarry was established, followed by a furniture factory a several years later. By 1895, Mount Airy was home to numerous tobacco factories. On July 15, 1976, the community was reincorporated as a city. Mount Airy was the hometown of actor Andy Griffith, and it also served as the filming location for the movie "Cabin Fever."
Mount Airy and Nearby Attractions
- Reynolds Homestead
- Pilot Mountain State Park
- Andy Griffith Museum
- Mount Airy Museum of Regional History
- North Carolina Zoo
Things To Do In Mount Airy
The city is home to the Mount Airy Museum of Regional History, and the Andy Griffith Museum. Historic Bethabara Park, the site of the area's first Moravian settlement, now features a museum and a restored 18th century church. Hanging Rock State Park, Pilot Mountain State Park, and Blue Ridge Parkway provide a variety of recreational facilities. Opportunities for golf are available at the Pine Ridge Classic Golf Course. Among other popular destinations in the area are the North Carolina Zoo, the Greensboro Arboretum, and Emerald Pointe Water Park. The community also celebrates the Autumn Leaves Festival, Mayberry Days, Hispanic Culture Festival, and Tommy Jarrell Festival every year.
Mount Airy Transportation
Piedmont Triad International Airport is the closest major airport.
Mount Airy Higher Education
Wake Forest University, Forsyth Technical Community College, and New River Community College are located near the city of Mount Airy.