Mount Airy, North Carolina, was Andy Griffith's hometown, and the purported model for the fictional town of Mayberry in the classic television series The Andy Griffith Show and Mayberry R.F.D., as well as the setting for a 1986 reunion TV movie Return to Mayberry.
Some of the sites include the Andy Griffith Museum, Andy Griffith Playhouse, a Bed & Breakfast, and 'hometown' stores on Main Street named after some of Mayberry's famous residents.
The Andy Griffith Museum:
The Andy Griffith Playhouse (where Andy attended Elementary School and performed on stage here during the 1930s and 1940s):
Opie's Candy Store:
Aunt Bee's Room (with over 30 of Francis Bavier's belongings) at the Mayberry Motor Inn: