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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
Phone Number: +1 270-773-5144
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Tons to buy

They have 2 stores facing each other. We bought a few stones and artifacts. Quite pricey so be prepared. They do have nice things. Staff and owner are very friendly and helpful... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 August 2015
Plek01
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Woodbridge, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015 via mobile

My fiance and I stopped here to buy souvenirs. We loved the rock shop and left with a bunch. The other store was great and had a large selection of thing's to buy and look at.

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Woodbridge, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2015

They have 2 stores facing each other. We bought a few stones and artifacts. Quite pricey so be prepared. They do have nice things. Staff and owner are very friendly and helpful. Highly recommended if you are into gemstones and artifacts.

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Thank Plek01
Nashville, Tennessee, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2015

When you visit Cave City, you realize that tourism has put many people out of business. I was told that the owner died early this year, but everything was up to par in my opinion. Please go through the mystery house. It was so much fun with my 7 y/o. It costs a dollar and is totally worth the stop!!

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Thank BGuffee
Round Lake, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2015

We daughter loves rocks and she really enjoyed the collection at Big Mike's. First day we were late and by the time we were done with shopping the Mystery House was closed for the day. We made sure that we come the following day after our Mammoth cave tours, it was well worth it. For $1 per person it well... More 

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Thank getshak
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2015 via mobile

It's worth a quick stop! The mystery tour/house was part what you'd make it and partly lots of fun. And great value! We could've gotten lost in the souvenir shop—so many bits and bobs. And MASSIVE range of t-shirts with local attractions printed on them.

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Thank Dietrich F
Clarksville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2015

This is a nice little store. So much in one place. We went there because someone told us to go take the little $1 tour of "odd things" it was cute and worth the $1. Bought several items for family. Very nice people.

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Durham, North Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2015

This is your typical souvenir shop, however they have one thing that makes Big Mike's special, The Mystery House. Well worth a dollar to tour the Mystery House. It starts off kind of lame with a hall of old optical illusion posters, but when the rooms get wonky it gets really fun. Our 8-year old daughter said this was her... More 

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Chillicothe, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2015

This place has a very nice selection of stones and gifts. The staff was very helpful. The "mystery house" was a little hokey but the grandchildren loved it. Recommend stopping when in the area.

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Huntersville
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2015 via mobile

Specimens outside are junk. Inside are the goodies but no bargains here. Good spread of specimens but you have barter hard to get a bargain. If money no problem then this is the place for you. Close to entrance of Mammoth Cave. The rest is a typical tourist trap.

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Thank Latta
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015

More selection of T shirts, etc. than at Mammoth State Park. Rock shop was interesting and seemed to have a large selection if you are into rocks.

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