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“Very interesting indeed”

Big Mike's Rock and Gift Shop
Ranked #6 of 14 things to do in Cave City
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Louisville, Kentucky
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44 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Very interesting indeed”
Reviewed February 16, 2013

Life is changing, moving fast. Big Mike's rock shop is a place to just slow down and wonder for a bit. Children are fascinated by the rocks and is a must stop place. Cora is a very special lady and you must take a moment to speak with her. She works the cash register at the shop at the bottom of the hill. I highly recommend a stop at Big Mike's. Let the child loose within you.

Visited March 2012
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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91 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Comprehensive”
Reviewed February 15, 2013

I have visited hundreds if not thousands of gift shops in my day, and this is one of my favorites. They have a huge variety of the usual souvenir paraphernalia, as well as some more random things, like book ends and wrap jewelry. They have a huge variety of excellent rock and mineral specimens. The prices were excellent.

They also have the mystery house, which I found terribly amusing. It's only a dollar to get in, so even if you don't enjoy it, what have you got to lose? I would have paid more to go in. I would definitely recommend going in with a group or at least another person, though. The large mosasaur skull is also worth taking a look at, and that is free.

Visited February 2013
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Cincinnati
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83 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“More hype than what it is worth”
Reviewed October 15, 2012

We were told this was the best gift shop in the Mammoth Caver area. Needless to say we were most disappointed. They had plenty of rocks and minerals but not too much in the way of souvenirs. Not sure if we will visit next time.

Visited October 2012
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White Bluff, Tennessee
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26 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Sure beats mining for you own lol”
Reviewed October 8, 2012

We had more fun talking to these people looking through the shops and doing the mystery house then in mamoth cave. The mystery house was definitly the best we really enjoyed it the guides attitude made it the best. Great deals great stones great size great people For what it cost to mine stones we got a 64 oz bottle full !

Visited October 2012
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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40 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Standard tourist shop”
Reviewed August 24, 2012

The staff was really nice but the inventory was basic tourist trap. Kids would like it, though, I'm sure.

Visited August 2012
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