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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 1 week ago
Panthermomof2
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Newark, Ohio
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Hertford, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 252 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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Thank rogersober
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was the center of and reason for my vacation. I tour America looking for hole in the wall tourist traps. The cost for two of us to tour the Mystery House was $2.12. This was the cheapest activity on the trip and by far the best. Also on this trip I zip lined through a cavern which was awesome... More 

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Thank Andrew C
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Items were over priced most are imported from other countries. Very few items from local area. Chunks of recycled glass being sold as rocks.

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Thank Roger V
Eaton, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If your into rocks and gems then stop here. If not into rocks keep driving! The store located at the bottom of the parking lot contains all sorts of rocks and gems. Obviously the bigger they are the more expensive they are. The store located at the top contains your common thrift store items.

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Thank Beachcomb_33
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A large variety of rocks, gems and fossils. My youngest loved looking around here. They also have all you junky souvenir items and t-shirts. They also was a life saver, I had to go to the bathroom and they glady let me use theirs.

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Thank Cora B
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016 via mobile

It's ok. The cool stuff is pretty expensive. Better off buying a geode from a little local stand and busting it open at home.

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