Cave City, Kentucky: Giant Knight Statue (Gone)

A towering metal medieval knight stands without apparent purpose along the road to Mammoth Cave. Used to be part of a souvenir shop guarded by three knights.

Directions:
I-65 exit 53, then drive west on Hwy 70/Mammoth Cave Rd. On the north side, just east of Jenny Rd.
Hours:
Shop looked closed Sept. 2014.
Status:
Gone

Visitor Tips and News About Giant Knight Statue

Reports and tips from RoadsideAmerica.com visitors and Roadside America mobile tipsters. Some tips may not be verified. Submit your own tip.

Knight.

Giant Knight

The knight is dead... the property is now private.

[Eric Gregg, 03/20/2019]

The knight -- formerly an attraction for a souvenir shop -- was abandoned when the shop closed, lost his head in the Spring of 2017, and the photo Eric sent to us shows a pile of armor rubble. But he looked great in his glory days!

Giant Knight Statue

We passed this on 7-17-18 and it's in sorry shape. You can barely see it due to the vines and other overgrowth. Not even worth a photo.

[Larissa, 07/21/2018]

No-one shall have the sword! No-one shall wield Excalibur...But ME!

Headless knight.

Giant Knight Statue

The statue is now headless. No longer an operating business, but there is still a spot to pull off, even with the gates up.

[Reagan, 06/07/2017]
Giant Knight Statue

The statue no longer stands alone, and his headgear is missing.

[Dwight, 05/15/2017]

Knight statue.

Giant Knight Statue

The giant knight is a totally cool statue! The whole Cave City area is really neat, and there are all kinds of things to do and explore!

[teamReames, 08/19/2014]

Cave City will likely always thrive as a tourist trap/attraction funnel, situated just east of the main entrance to Mammoth Cave National Park.


Latest Tips Across Roadside America

Catch up on the latest discoveries from the road.

Explore Thousands of Oddball Tourist Attractions!

Unique destinations in the U.S. and Canada are our special obsession. Use our attraction recommendation and maps to plan your next road trip.

My Sights

My Sights on Roadside America

Map and Plan Your Own Roadside Adventure ...Try My Sights

Mobile Apps

Roadside America app: iPhone, iPad Roadside America app for iPhone, iPad. On-route maps, 1,000s of photos, special research targets! ...More

Roadside Presidents app: iPhone, iPad Roadside Presidents app for iPhone, iPad. POTUS landmarks, oddities. ...More

Kentucky Latest Tips and Stories

Latest Visitor Tips

Sight of the Week

Sight of the Week

Nessie: the Yaquina Bay Monster, Newport, Oregon (Jan 17-23, 2022)

SotW Archive

USA and Canada Tips and Stories

More Sightings

Favorite Quirky City Sights