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Big Mike's Rock and Gift Shop

Closed Now: 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Open today: 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Great stopover to pick out a souvenir on the way to Mammoth Caves.

Maybe not the BIGGEST gift shop in Kentucky, as it claims, but there was certainly a lot to choose... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Alan B
Dallas, Georgia
Roadside Attraction

This place is a classic roadside attraction. The Mystery House portion was a bit lacking, but the... read more

Reviewed August 16, 2018
Cincinnati, Ohio
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  • Average25%
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566 Old Mammoth Cave Rd, Cave City, KY 42127-9238
+1 270-773-5144
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Maybe not the BIGGEST gift shop in Kentucky, as it claims, but there was certainly a lot to choose from. Perhaps the most fun thing to do is to choose your own uncut geode. They cut it for you there, price included. It's cheap ($10...More

Thank Alan B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very definitely staff. We enjoyed looking at the fossils, gems and assorted jewelry in the gem shop. It was a fun diversion in the area and a great place for gifts to bring back for family and friends.

1  Thank sexychef21
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place took me back to the tourist shops along the roadways when my parents would take us on Road Trip vacations in the summer. We had a great time looking at all the different rocks and geodes. We had so much fun wandering the...More

1  Thank Paula T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've never been at a rock shop that sells glass, but this one does. Fenton Glass's leftover batch glass is sold here, and it's clearly recognizable by its signature colors. Great for signature coffee table conversation pieces. There are cave rocks, fossils, even gems in...More

1  Thank Debbie T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place to buy your tourist items. The staff was friendly and helpful. A very big variety with good prices for a tourist town. Check the hours before you head out-the late fall ours are limited.

Thank stephaniek269
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We think they would not mind the "tourist trap" comment as it appears they know what they are...even embrace it. Our daughter collects rocks, so this was an interesting place for us to visit. If you are in the market for some unique rocks (not...More

Thank wetravelalot007
Reviewed August 16, 2018 via mobile

This place is a classic roadside attraction. The Mystery House portion was a bit lacking, but the gravity room part was fun. The rock shops had high prices but some things were more reasonable. It is pretty cool if you want the feel of the...More

1  Thank raccoonwife
Reviewed August 5, 2018

I like this place a lot. most prices good a few a bit high. I imagine were you are from would depend on prices. I did make some good purchases there. The help was informative and friendly.

2  Thank letmefly2002
Reviewed July 31, 2018

Big Mike's is mainly a rock and souvenir shop. The mystery house in the back is an old-school roadside attraction like you would find all over the USA in the 60's and 70's. For two bucks a person (check rest areas for discount coupons) I...More

2  Thank Seoh
Reviewed July 30, 2018 via mobile

Please do your research on geodes before buying from big Mike's rock shop by going to Tom's tee pee and listening and learning how to identify a quality geode and a fair price. Please save yourself from emptying your wallet for this outfit.

Thank Jeff W
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