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North Carolina Granite Quarry

Mount Airy, NC 27030
+1 336-786-5141
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Impressive in size

If you have a few extra minutes travel about 2 miles from the downtown area of Mt. Airy. A granite... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Cincinnati, Ohio
More Than Just a Bunch of Rocks

A quarry that has been in full operation for 128 years and expected to last another 500 more... read more

Reviewed 13 April 2017
Janice S
Walterboro, South Carolina
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
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

Thank Janice S
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

2  Thank RDH2017
Reviewed 30 September 2016

Having visited the Quarry last year, it was on my list to stop again this year. It is a very neat place where you can see the granite quarry from a viewing area. It was more active on my past visit than last year so...More

1  Thank NCTraveler2015
Reviewed 11 August 2016

There are no dedicated tourist facilities at the quarry, but a very interesting visit can be had with what is available. At the approach to the property, its logo is prominently presented in front of a granite residence. Adjacent on the way in, is a...More

1  Thank Ben_Theretoo406
Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

This is an impressive quarry. The history of it is very cool. The granite here is used in a lot of places.... Including our Capitol building and national monuments.

Thank brethrenchick
Reviewed 23 May 2016 via mobile

Free and impressive drive up to be edge of an open granit mine. Hard to believe how big it is. Took some pictures. Quick stop. Cool.

Thank Lawrence N
Reviewed 29 April 2016

This is the largest, open pit granite quarry in the world. Granite from here has been used in constructing several buildings in our nation's capitol. There is a parking/viewing area and it is free! There is a great exhibit of the history of the quarry...More

Thank Bruce A
Reviewed 12 January 2016

The place is massive. They have 2 observation areas where you can watch all the activities in the pit. If you are there when they are blasting the noise and shaking will amaze you (they blast several times a day I was told). You can...More

Thank cheryl h
Reviewed 5 November 2015

We did the car tour of the area and they stopped here. This was super cool to see this. We found it very interesting!

Thank MissMyDog
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