Andy Griffith Statue in Mount Airy, North Carolina - Home of Mayberry

Andy Griffith Statue in Mount Airy, North Carolina – Home of Mayberry

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Outside of the Andy Griffith Museum in Mount Airy, North Carolina — the town that inspired the fictional town of Mayberry there’s a statue of two main characters from The Andy Griffith Show, (a popular television program that ran on CBS in the 1960s): Sheriff Andy Taylor (Andy Griffith) and Opie Taylor (Ron Howard). The bronze statue was donated by TV Land, a station known for it’s nostalgic programming and old-time reruns, in 2004. Dubbed “Goin’ Fishin’,” it depicts a fishing scene from the show’s opening credits. The Andy Griffith statue is a copy of the original that was placed in the state’s capital of Raleigh.

Andy Griffith Statue in Mount Airy, North Carolina - Home of Mayberry

Andy Griffith Statue in Mount Airy, North Carolina - Home of Mayberry

A simpler time. A sweeter place. A lesson. A laugh. A father and a son.

Andy Griffith Statue in Mount Airy, North Carolina - Home of Mayberry

Site: Statue of Sheriff Andy Taylor (Andy Griffith) and Opie Taylor (Ron Howard)
Location: 218 Rockford St., Mount Airy NC
Hours: Always visible.
Cost: Free to see.

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Andy Griffith Statue in Mount Airy, North Carolina - Home of Mayberry
Andy Griffith Statue in Mount Airy, North Carolina – Home of Mayberry
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Val is the founder and head road tripper at Silly America. Having grown up near Berwyn's famed car kabob, The Spindle, and a restaurant with a cow on its roof, her fascination with roadside attractions started early. Today, Val has visited over 300 roadside attractions across 31 states and is constantly on the lookout for the next BIG thing!

Val also blogs about her life, travels, and cats on her personal blog, Choosing Figs.

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