Giant Bull at Jordan's Paint & Body Shop in Winston-Salem, NC

Staley’s Bull/Thrift-Way Meats Giant Bull in Winston-Salem, North Carolina

This is a tale of two giant bulls in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. For many years one stood on stilts outside of Thrift-Way Meats. And, long ago, another, known as the Staley’s Bull lived in front of a restaurant in town. In 1957 Staley’s Charcoal Steak House opened in Winston-Salem. That year the owners, Kenneth Cheek … Read more

World's Largest Chest of Drawers in High Point, North Carolina

The 15 Best North Carolina Roadside Attractions

Are you planning a North Carolina road trip and want to find all the best North Carolina roadside attractions along your route? Whether you’re exploring the Smoky Mountains, are driving the Blue Ridge Parkway, or vacationing in Charlotte, Raleigh, or Asheville, you won’t want to miss these fifteen must-see places to go in North Carolina. … Read more

Korner's Folly, a strange house in Kernersville, North Carolina.

Körner’s Folly, a strange house in Kernersville, North Carolina.

How do you fit three floors, seven levels, and twenty-two rooms into a moderately-sized 6,000 square-foot mansion? Just ask designer Jule Korner, the decorator behind Körner’s Folly, the “Strangest House in the World,” in Kernersville, North Carolina. Korner’s Folly is an architectural oddity. While it looks like a normal house on the outside, on the … Read more

Statue of John Warwick Thomas, founder of Thomasville, North Carolina

John Warwick Thomas Statue of the founder of Thomasville, North Carolina

In the heart of downtown Thomasville, North Carolina, there is a John Warwick Thomas statue depicting the town’s founder. John Warwick Thomas (1800-1871) founded the town of Thomasville in 1852. The town, located in Davidson County, is noted for the role it played in the furniture industry (along with neighboring North Carolina towns High Point … Read more

Lions Club Lion Statue in Thomasville, North Carolina

Lions Club Lion Statue in Thomasville, North Carolina

In Thomasville, North Carolina, just beside the World’s Largest Duncan Phyfe Chair and Statue of John Warwick Thomas (the town’s founder) is another site to check out: the Lions Club Lion Statue. Erected in the 1950s the lion advertises the local Lions Club chapter and when and where they meet. Lions Club is “the world’s … Read more

World's Largest Duncan Phyfe Chair in Thomasville, North Carolina

World’s Largest Duncan Phyfe Chair in Thomasville, North Carolina

Thomasville, North Carolina (founded by John Warwick Thomas) is well-known in the furniture industry. Home to the beginnings of Thomasville Furniture Industries, Standard Chair Company, Lambeth Furniture, Thompson Chair, and Queen Chair Company, it’s no wonder people think Thomasville when they think furniture. In fact, Thomasville is often referred to as “Chair Town” or “Chair … Read more

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

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

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). The Andy Griffith Statue in Mount Airy features bronze likenesses … Read more

Wally's Service in Mount Airy, North Carolina - Home of Mayberry and Andy Griffith

Mount Airy, North Carolina – Home of Mayberry and Andy Griffith

Mount Airy, North Carolina is the birthplace of actor Andy Griffith and is thought to have been the inspiration behind Mayberry, the fictional town made popular on his television show The Andy Griffith Show in the 1960s. The town celebrates its fame with signs, recreations of the show’s sets, and cardboard cut outs of Mr. … Read more

Shell-shaped gas station in Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Shell-shaped gas station in Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Once upon a time, there were eight shell-shaped gas stations in North Carolina: seven in Winston-Salem and one in nearby Kernersville. Built in the 1930s by Quality Oil, a local distributor of Shell oil, these Shell Oil gas stations were meant to serve as hard-to-miss advertisements to entice customers to stop by. And boy were … Read more