Great place to visit. I also have a photo of myself sitting in the chair at Floyd's. A great hike-bike trai system is in and near the town. Pilot Mountain is nearby. (Mt. Pilot in the show)Fantastic show.
I've been to Mt. Airy, the town on which Mayberry is based and where Andy grew up. It's a great little town. 15 years or so ago I ventured into Floyd's barbershop on a quiet Saturday morning and the current barber had me sit in Andy's chair, took my polaroid pic and put it on the wall! I have a Floyd's Barbershop t-shirt from that day. The home Andy grew up in is also a B & B you can rent for the night. It's some little unspectacular ranch nothing like that grand home Andy, Bea and Opie had on the show.