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North Carolina Granite Quarry

Mount Airy, NC 27030
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Must see, worlds largest.

This should be on everyone's must see while in Mount Airy. Amazing to see the amount of granite... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sue D
,
Grand Rapids, Michigan
via mobile
Large quarry

We came here all because of a geocache. I read up on the quarry before leaving home. After doing... read more

Reviewed 25 September 2017
deeremom430
,
Wilmington, North Carolina
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Mount Airy, NC 27030
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This should be on everyone's must see while in Mount Airy. Amazing to see the amount of granite and size that the machines can lift. NCGC supplied the granite for the National WWII memorial in DC. Plus many other buildings. They have the worlds largest...More

Thank Sue D
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Reviewed 25 September 2017

We came here all because of a geocache. I read up on the quarry before leaving home. After doing the touristy things downtown we drove up here to get away from the crowds. Very impressive. The office was closed so we just drove up to...More

Thank deeremom430
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Reviewed 5 September 2017

Closed on Labor Day, this was a nostalgic visit for my brother and me, because our dad grew up nearby, and took us to see the quarry when we were children. It is unusual, and if you are into seeing the "biggest" or the "only,"...More

Thank thevirtualpilgrim
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Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

We were amazed at the quarry. The lady in the front office was so nice. She gave us a packet of the history and samples of the granite. We took our new Belgian Malinois pup with us!!

Thank pdbryant2003
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Reviewed 19 July 2017

I had never heard of the NC Granite Quarry even though I'm from NC! While visiting in Mt Airy we happened to see it on a may we got at the visitors center. We actually passed by it by several miles & had to turn...More

Thank snow2day
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Reviewed 18 June 2017

Fascinating, breathtaking and just awe-some. A must see if you are in Mount Airy. The shear size of the operation is worth the trip let alone visualizing what they are actually doing.

Thank BuckeyeBob44471
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Reviewed 4 June 2017

We came on our own and we were in awe of the site and place itself. I thought the grounds were just amazing. The quarry is large and has an eye-catching view to knock your socks off. The church on the corner is unbelievable in...More

Thank dancer62va
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Reviewed 29 April 2017

If you have a few extra minutes travel about 2 miles from the downtown area of Mt. Airy. A granite sign with the initials marks the road leading to the quarry. Proceed slowly up the winding gravel drive to the observation area. The quarry stretches...More

Thank advsmuch
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Reviewed 13 April 2017

A quarry that has been in full operation for 128 years and expected to last another 500 more without exhausting the supply. Stop by the main office during business hours to get a write-up on the history and some of the notable projects using Mount...More

1  Thank Janice S
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Reviewed 1 April 2017

The nice lady at the Mount Airy Visitor's Center encouraged us to visit this quarry. It is about 2 miles out of town but very easy to find. Just look for the large NCGQ sign out front. Turn left and drive a small distance to...More

3  Thank RDH2017
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