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Big Mike's Rock and Gift Shop

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Address: 566 Old Mammoth Cave Road, Cave City, KY 42127
Phone Number: 270-773-5144
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OK, I liked it more than my wife. But my kids liked it more than I did! Definitely worth a visit if you're in the area, probably not worth a major detour (unless you have some... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 4, 2015
sophoclesj
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New York
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New York
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

OK, I liked it more than my wife. But my kids liked it more than I did! Definitely worth a visit if you're in the area, probably not worth a major detour (unless you have some serious rock-lovers in the family). They DO have the largest selection of rocks for sale that I've seen anywhere, and we each bought one.... More 

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Valparaiso, Indiana, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

I have gone to Mike's Rock Shop since I was a young girl, on our way through the area on vacations. Yes, I read the reviews, and disagree with the comments on prices. They have the "cheap" stuff for the kids, yes, but they also have some amazing collectibles, and those prices are VERY good. The workers also have a... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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60 reviews 60 reviews
35 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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
11 helpful votes 11 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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56 reviews 56 reviews
15 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
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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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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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62 reviews 62 reviews
19 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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