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Big Mike's Rock and Gift Shop

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Address: 566 Old Mammoth Cave Rd, Cave City, KY 42127-9238
Phone Number: 270-773-5144
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We love hole in the wall shops.

My family is always on the lookout for little hole in the wall shops where we can just look around. This one is very good. Some of the stuff is way over priced, expecially the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2016
Panthermomof2
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Newark, Ohio
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Milton, Wisconsin, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

No complaints about the shop. It is a typical touristy souvenir shop. I was hoping for more unique rocks at the rock shop. But there were an awful lot of the touristy carved stone animals and dyed geodes, that sort of thing. Dont get me wrong, there were still quite a few rocks. The "big Mo" skull was an unexpected... More 

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Thank Kelly L
Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Big Mikes is quirky and fun. It's off the beaten path but we were glad we went. We bought some rocks and the kids had a cheap thrill in the mystery house. It is in a community that is frozen in the '50's....so funny and so fun.

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Thank Freda B
bluegrass state
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped in our way back from Mammoth Caves. We love to stop @ kitchy places. They had several items to choose from tshirts to mugs, knives, magnets, toys etc. Not bad prices. A shirt @ mammoth cave national park was $24.00. Cheaper here. There is a more expensive rock shop across the street. We did not buy there. We... More 

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Thank phislamajama
Roseville, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Mike's has a great selection of gifts to choose from, not just rocks. Slot of items with local flair including t-shirts, mugs, pictures etc. Good place to pick up souvenirs.

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Thank joepak
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Many eclectic things to be found and a lot of fun. Kids will love it and make sure you ask about the weird house tour!! It's only a dollar and it's well worth the price of admission!! Kudos!!!

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Thank Brian S
Hertford, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We made a point of stopping here while on vacation. First of all, let me explain how kind and helpful the owners are. We bought a geode, which they will cut for you with their big saw. We already had a MUCH larger geode in the car and when we asked, the lady agreed to cut it for us too.... More 

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Thank Trish W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

Very interesting assortment of rocks and fossils. Enjoyed the air conditioning walking around looking for things to buy. Prices we decent, staff was friendly!

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Thank April J
Newark, Ohio
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

My family is always on the lookout for little hole in the wall shops where we can just look around. This one is very good. Some of the stuff is way over priced, expecially the geodes. Note they are not local, but imported from other countries. If you want some local geodes at a good price there is a little... More 

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Thank Panthermomof2
Loveland, United States
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12 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

Lots of minerals, geodes, and slag glass. I particularly liked the glass. A huge assortment of colors and shapes.

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Thank Jim M
Clermont, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

Went to Big Mike's and was frightened by the person in the shop whom spoke of end of days. Not a great sales pitch for selling goods. She also extolled the Virtue of lapis against the skin for safety? Again spooky and way out of my comfort zone. Goods are mostly not worth viewing and you would do better picking... More 

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