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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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Classic Roadside Attraction

Some places sprout up solely to pull tourists in as they drive by. Big Mike's is a textbook example. You're not going to travel out of your way for this place. It's not your... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 16, 2015
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Grand Rapids, Michigan

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Cincinnati
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37 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

If you are obsessed with rocks, go. This place was more like a really bad flea market inside and out. A lot of junk aside from rocks. Nothing here I'd purchase.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Some places sprout up solely to pull tourists in as they drive by. Big Mike's is a textbook example. You're not going to travel out of your way for this place. It's not your main destination. But, dang if it isn't worth the stop in. Lots of great polished rock merchandise, as well as the typical kitsch of a standard... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Liked all the stuff you could get here! Lots of cool rock samples and souvenirs! Best store at Mammoth Cave

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New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 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
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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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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Address: Address: 566 Old Mammoth Cave Road, Cave City, KY 42127
Phone Number: 270-773-5144
Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Cave City

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