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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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Souvenir shopping

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

Reviewed 13 June 2016
Peebles, Ohio
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Peebles, Ohio
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75 reviews
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Reviewed 13 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
Beavercreek, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
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 i wont do again.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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109 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 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. The rock store is more interesting. Some interesting bits; prices from a buck or two... More 

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Chesterfield, SC
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80 reviews
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Reviewed 8 June 2016 via mobile

T shirts are reasonably priced and they have a good selection. Many items to choose from. Employees were helpful and friendly.

Thank shannonp29709
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4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

Quirky Roadside attraction that was well worth a stop. Mystery house was unique . Cost 5.00 for the 4 of us to go in and lasted 30 minutes. Worth it. It's so neat. I just love these types of things!

1 Thank Shannon M
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

Great stop in for rock or fossil collectors and families looking for souvenirs. Fossilized dinosaur skull upstairs! Worth the time to stop!

Thank Ashley A
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74 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 May 2016 via mobile

The rock shop was great, lots of different types of rocks and minerals in many different price ranges. Worth the stop. The adjacent gift shop felt touristy and cheap....nice folks, but nothing caught my eye. Except for Mammoth Cave stamped on everything, we could have been in any gift shop in the country. Conclusion : if you like rocks stop....otherwise... More 

Thank Cookeville_Phil
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6 attraction reviews
Reviewed 30 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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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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

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