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Big Mike's Rock and Gift Shop

566 Old Mammoth Cave Rd, Cave City, KY 42127-9238
+1 270-773-5144
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Spooky talk of time's End

Went to Big Mike's and was frightened by the person in the shop whom spoke of end of days. Not a... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2016
Clermont, Florida
via mobile
So much fun!

This was the center of and reason for my vacation. I tour America looking for hole in the wall... read more

Reviewed 6 July 2016
Andrew C
Hockessin, Delaware
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  • Average25%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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566 Old Mammoth Cave Rd, Cave City, KY 42127-9238
+1 270-773-5144
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Reviewed 10 July 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...More

Thank rogersober
Reviewed 6 July 2016

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...More

Thank Andrew C
Reviewed 5 July 2016 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.

Thank Roger V
Reviewed 4 July 2016 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...More

Thank Beachcomb_33
Reviewed 2 July 2016 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.

Thank Cora B
Reviewed 21 June 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.

Thank Steven C
Reviewed 20 June 2016

Mainly stopped to see the Mystery House. My 9-year-olds got a kick out of it but overall it's silly. Good selection of gifts although some are really cheap looking.

Thank KenLari
Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

We stopped here to get a souvenir, they have a little bit of everything. Very nice employees, we all purchased something, prices were reasonable.

Thank Jeanie12345
Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

There was a lot of hype for this place so we stoped by on enroute for vacation. There are lots of rocks...and odd stuff. We wanted to see the mystery house..but 20 min wait. We didnt have that much time to waste. It was ok...something...More

Thank mehuman
Reviewed 8 June 2016

This is a relatively inoffensive tourist trap, baited and hooked on the main route into Mammoth cave. Two parts of it: A store full of typical tourist crapola and a second one devoted to rocks. The tourist stuff available is amusing but not particularly original....More

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