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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
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09:30 - 17:00
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Great gift shop

Typical tourist gift shop. Nice selection of t-shirts, rocks and souvenier items. On the main road outside of town.

Reviewed 29 May 2016
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Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

Typical tourist gift shop. Nice selection of t-shirts, rocks and souvenier items. On the main road outside of town.

Thank jblood63
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Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

As a child I visited this roadside attraction numerous times and had to stop to revisit. Adorable gift shop for all ages. Educational items to luxury wants, rocks to socks and wind chimes to wind up toys! You must visit the mystery house where water runs up hill and your 7 year old is taller than his parent.

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Painesville, Ohio
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Reviewed 15 May 2016

don't fall for the "cave rock" line. these glass chunks are not cave rocks. some owners will try to pass off glass chunks as cave rocks. my daughter bought what she was told was a cave rock. sucker!

Thank Mary L
Bowling Green, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 May 2016

A neat little shop with a huge alligator statue out front. They have kinds of little rock sculptures and knick knacks. I went in not expecting to buy anything but walked out with a couple of little items. Only cost a couple bucks. Worth a stop if you're passing through. Go upstairs to see the frightening fossil.

Thank foxsocks
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 5 April 2016 via mobile

PERFECT spot for your traditional souvenirs and much more. You can find just about anything here for you're loved ones at home!

Thank BlakeAlexander
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2016 via mobile

Lots of pretty rocks and souvenirs, prices go from cheap to crazy! The staff seemed knowledgeable about the merchandise

Thank Jackie S
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Reviewed 29 March 2016 via mobile

We spent as much time talking to the wonderful people that worked there as we spent looking at all the georgous minerals. I did find a lot that I had to buy ;)

Thank Kristy G
Lincoln, Nebraska
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140 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2016 via mobile

Interesting little shop. Our five year old loved all the different rocks and Big Mo. The gift shop had all your run of the mill touristy gifts. Didn't stop long, but a unique stop on the way to Mammoth Cave.

Thank apeters1088
Nashville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 October 2015 via mobile

Has various things but lots of local rocks,tee shirts, hats,mugs,key chains,marble jewelry boxes, plates and coasters, cool crystal / rock book ends, a big dinosaur fossil (upstairs.) Go pick out a geode and have them cut it open for you. A very neat souveniour.

Thank Melanie M
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Reviewed 11 October 2015 via mobile

Went to Big Mike's after reading reviews to check out the Mystery House. Definitely worth the $1 per person. Fun little tour lasts 15 minutes maybe. Staff was funny, your usual souvenirs from the area were available. Prices reasonable. My husband and I got a kick out of the mystery house as well as the kids- ages 4, 6, 7,... More 

Thank Mkmcdaniel

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