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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 #9 of 13 attractions in Cave City
Type: Specialty Shops
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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

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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37 reviews 37 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
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
24 helpful votes 24 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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48 reviews 48 reviews
16 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
26 reviews 26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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Yorktown, Va
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

I'm a retired geologist and I was like a kid in a candy store! Great prices and a had a wonderful conversation with "Mrs. Mike". I teach scout groups about geology and filled in my samples and bought a couple of things just for me. I'm sorry we had a reservation and didn't have more time to spend...

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Michigan
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

No much here other than expensive rocks. The rocks are ok at best but nothing really special by any means. The gift shop is overwhelming and also overpriced.

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Chicago, Illinois
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331 reviews 331 reviews
226 attraction reviews
587 helpful votes 587 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

PROS: cool real mosasaur skull; I've seen complete mosasaur fossils but this skull was fairly large so it made the stop worthwhile. wide collection of rocks and minerals; assorted merchandise in the store beside the Rock shop; fair prices for some clothes , although to be fair, check the other stores in the area as they may be cheaper. CONS:... More

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