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Big Mike's Rock and Gift Shop

566 Old Mammoth Cave Road, Cave City, KY 42127
270-773-5144
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Ranked #8 of 13 Attractions in Cave City
Type: Specialty Shops
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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53 reviews 53 reviews
30 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This is very electric place with some nice rocks, fossils and LOTS of cheap toys kids love. It took us quite a while to navigate through it all. On the plus side - the do have some nice rocks that we enjoyed looking at. Some seemed expensive so you may want to shop around as there are several shops in... More

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The gift shop had lots of crazy items with names on them so my kids were happy. Like flashlights and parking signs. The rock shop had some amazing large geodes and rock formations. Not cheap. We bought a few things. Certainly something for everyone.

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Radford, Virginia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

The Mystery House was alot of fun. My 7 year old loved it and I really enjoyed it as well. Like the reviews below me .. this is a homemade attraction which is the icing on the cake for me. The people and nice. The tour guide was amusing and we bought a nice fossil and some rocks. Seriously, it... More

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Redford, Michigan
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

While traveling I see a lot of roadside shops. Most turn out to be tourist traps and nothing more. I was so happy my family and I stopped by Big Mike's Rock & Gift Shop. The staff was incredibly friendly and we loved the fun little tour of the Mystery House. For $1 a ticket, you can't beat it. Be... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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51 reviews 51 reviews
12 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Compared to other shops this one is overpriced but larger. They also have some religious oddities working there so you may get a sermon with your over priced rocks....that are from Brazil, China and Mexico.

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3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We always stop when we visit, it you love rocks you will love it. So many things to look at. From rocks, book ends, jewelry, and much more. Plus everyone is very nice and helpful

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Somerset, Kentucky, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

The shop is what you would expect for a roadside attraction and store. The little fun house is amazing! I really think that was something the kids really liked and the tilted part did get to me to be honest and I did get a little dizzy but it was well worth the stop!

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Chicago
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58 reviews 58 reviews
18 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We stopped here after Mammoth Cave and right away we knew we'd enjoy it. Our 11-year-old picked out 3 awesome big shiny glass rocks for the yard, then we went into the rock shop and bought ourselves an ice cold Sprite in bottles from the vintage pop machine. That was fun. Across the way is a larger gift shop with... More

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Lucasville
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Our family checked out various places while vacationing at Mammoth Cave. We decided to stop at Big Mike's Rock and Gift Shop. One of our members had a free pass to the Mystery House. We were not quite sure what we were getting ourselves into; but it's vacation and with an 11 yr old with us..we decided to try it!... More

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Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
14 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Trying to kill time before our cave tour, we hit all the little stops on the way to Mammoth Cave park. This stop had the most reasonable prices- be sure to catch the big rocks for sale outside! Be ware of the fake fossils they have for sale, though.

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