We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

North Carolina Granite Quarry

Mount Airy, NC 27030
+1 336-786-5141
Website
Save
Review Highlights
A "Gran-ite" site!

Fascinating, breathtaking and just awe-some. A must see if you are in Mount Airy. The shear size of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
BuckeyeBob44471
,
Struthers, Ohio, United States
AWESOME

We came on our own and we were in awe of the site and place itself. I thought the grounds were just... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
dancer62va
,
Norfolk, Virginia
via mobile
Read all 24 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good29%
  • Average16%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
LOCATION
Mount Airy, NC 27030
CONTACT
Website
+1 336-786-5141
Write a Review
Reviews (24)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 24 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
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
Reviewed 14 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
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from North Carolina Granite Quarry staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit