This Gigantic North Carolina Quarry Tour Belongs At The Top Of Your Bucket List
Not many people realize North Carolina is home to the world’s largest open-faced rock quarry. Or that before Mt. Airy became famous as the inspiration for the iconic town of Mayberry from TV’s “The Andy Griffith Show,” the local rock quarry had long since already put the tiny North Carolina town on the world map.
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It’s free to visit the observation deck at North Carolina Granite Corp! It’s accessible by car (with parking at the deck) and is open any day that the quarry is in operation (even on weekends!) during daylight hours. Learn more on the official website. Did you know about this awesome self-tour or that North Carolina is home to the largest open-faced quarry in the world? Join the discussion in the comments!
Robin Jarvis is a travel and entertainment writer and editor for OnlyInYourState.com with a bachelor's degree in Journalism. Her love for travel has taken her to many parts of the world. She spent more than two decades living on the coast in South Carolina and currently lives in the mountains of North Carolina - although she still makes it back to see family in South Carolina quite often. When she's not working, she loves to hike, kayak, and check out new adventures. Get in touch at [email protected]
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