Mount Airy, nicknamed “The Granite City,” is home to the largest open face granite quarry in the world. There are larger pit quarries throughout the world but no larger open-face quarries. Visit our observation deck, where you can see nearly all the activities and are close enough to be plenty startled when we set off an explosion, which occurs several times each day. The observation deck can be reached by car, and access is open without restriction each day that the quarry is in operation, including weekends, during the daylight hours.

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