Cave City, Kentucky: Big Mike's: Mystery House, Rocks, and Big Mo (In Transition)
Big Mike's Rock and Gift Shop
- 566 Old Mammoth Cave Rd, Cave City, KY
- Big Mikes Rock and Gift Shop. I-65 exit 53. Drive east on Hwy 255 for seven miles. You'll see Big Mikes on the right. Currently closed, but you can still take pictures with Big Mo outside.
- Currently closed, but you can still take pictures with Big Mo outside. (Call to verify)
- In Transition
Classic distraction on the road to Mammoth Cave. Souvenir shop features world record fossilized skull and a 1970s vintage Mystery Spot with a perception distorto chamber, or whatever they call it. Roadsideamerica.com Report...
Visitor Tips and News About Big Mike's: Mystery House, Rocks, and Big Mo
Big Mike's widow died in January. Was closed when we visited 4-3-15. There's an auction sign out front. Looks like Big Mike's is no more.[S. Durocher, 04/06/2015]
Super nice folks, and I got a purchase discount without asking! I don't think the Mystery House is open any more, but if you dig rocks and Southern hospitality then you should go.[Carrie, 06/28/2014]
Hoping the Mystery House continues to discombobulate visitors...(it's still listed on the entrance sign).
I last visited Big Mike's seven years ago and wanted to see what it was like now. I'm glad to say that it's doing well and the Mystery House is as good as ever -- and still only $1. The guide was enthusiastic and all of the features were working, water and billiard balls running uphill, with the Ames Room Illusion being the highlight of the tour. It's on the way to Mammoth Cave, so there's no reason to miss this place.[James Hite, 08/30/2013]
This place is awesome. Sure, it's obvious the floors are slanted and it's a little run down, but it adds character, and for 1$ what can you expect?! Personally, I would go back in a heartbeat. The photo op of the large/small room and the chair sitting on two legs is worth a dollar.[Erin, 02/16/2011]