Cave City, Kentucky: Big Mike's: Mystery House, Rocks, and Big Mo Team Field Report

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.
Open daily, hours vary with seasons. (Call to verify)
Mystery House $1.00
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Big Mike's Rock and Gift Shop. Big Mike's: Mystery House, Rocks, and Big Mo
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. Report...

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Rocks for sale. Big Mike's Rocks, Gift Shop, Mystery House

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).

Big Mikes Mystery House. Big Mike's Rock Shop

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]


Mystery House slant room. Big Mike's Mystery House

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]
Mystery Spot. Big Mike's Mystery House

I am going to chalk it up to a poor visit, but really I was not impressed. My guide seemed bored with her job, and it was very, bam bam bam. There was no fun to it. The entire house was basically black light posters and uneven floors. The water running uphill and the "big/small" room was neat, but those were the only "mysteries" to the entire house.

I happened to get a free ticket from the wax museum by mentioning that I was going to Big Mike's, so I'm glad I didn't waste my own dollar.

[Danielle, 09/02/2010]

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World's Largest Crucifix, Bardstown, KY - 53 mi.

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