The Andy Griffith Show - 40 Acre Backlot Today

In 1976 the old 40 acre backlot was demolished when it was sold for development into an industrial park. It was on this lot where the outdoor set for Mayberr...

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Comment by Chris Millican on December 6, 2015 at 1:42am
What happened to the ol' 40 acre backlot. There was a rumor that it was demolished in the 1970's. I think that Mt. Airy should add a big canyon Resevior complete with the homes of ever resident. Oh Yeah forgot to mention O' Malley's cabin.
Comment by David King on January 3, 2015 at 11:40am
It would be great if Mt. Airy put facades on their buildings to look like Mayberry. It would make it more like the town. Just a thought
Comment by Lloyd E. Puchek on October 3, 2014 at 11:25am

Yes, I agree, the Mayberry back lot as tourist attraction would have raked in millions without any doubt !! 

Comment by Dennis G. Fleming on June 28, 2014 at 5:26pm

Hi, Do you have this on you tube as sandhill crane?

Comment by Shorty Cox on March 26, 2014 at 9:44pm

Susan, I have thought that for years.  I suspect, the powers that be at the time did not realize what they had. 

Comment by Susan Plesha on March 25, 2014 at 11:22am

It is a shame they didn't save Mayberry as a tourist attraction.  It was America's hometown!  

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