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Cosmos of the Black Hills

24040 Cosmos Rd., Rapid City, SD 57702
+1 605-343-9802
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Ranked #11 of 34 attractions in Rapid City
Type: Mysterious Sites
Owner description: You'll wonder how it all works at this mysterious attraction where you can stand on the walls and balls roll uphill. The 30-minute tour will amaze... more » Owner description: You'll wonder how it all works at this mysterious attraction where you can stand on the walls and balls roll uphill. The 30-minute tour will amaze and delight adults and children of all ages. « less
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Very cool. Decide for yourself, but we were so glad we checked this place out. The staff were friendly and our tour guide, Charles, was great. The kids in our group loved it. You can hit this place and be through within an hour depending on how long you want to spend in the gift shop, which was also nice.... More

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Fennimore, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Although interesting, this side trip on our vacation was solely for the kids. They thought is was very fun and my husband and I were glad the attraction took less time. Since we got done so quickly, we were able to add another attraction into our vacation plans that day.

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Calgary, Canada
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69 reviews 69 reviews
9 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

great for the young ones but if just adults, save your $$$. the guide tries to be funny but just became too corny.

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Gillette, Wyoming
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11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

This is an interesting place to visit, makes you wonder how things could really be this off... It's weird to watch a ball roll what appears to be up hill or to have someone you know you are taller than trade places with you to find you are now actually taller than them. Fun for all ages...

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Muscatine
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

My kids ages 4, 11, 14 thought this was the best place we went on our vacation. I thought it was pretty neat myself. Definitely something different!

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Des Moines, Iowa
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53 reviews 53 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

I would not make this the focal point of your day or trip, but if you are ok spending vacation dollars solely because your kids will have fun then this is a decent stop. The tour is around 30 mins, the jokes are a little corny and it is a little pricey for what you get. Whether it is a... More

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Long Island, NY
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91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

If Rapid City was a visiting circus, Cosmos Mystery Area would be its family-oriented sideshow. Our cost for 2 adults was $20. When I asked if they offered senior discounts, the young attendant quickly responded, "No sir, we charge them more since seniors need more attention." We both laughed. Our guide, whose name begins with a "B," was young but... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We took our family of 6 here, all kids under 10. The tour is not that expensive and only lasts about 30 minutes so it's good for a quick break in-between other stops along your day. Plus, the kids just love it. The building and the different angles--balancing on a chair--it's all so fun and 'mysterious'. Plus, the tour guide... More

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Bismarck
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We have been here before but kids wanted to go. I could have given presentation as it had not changed at all from last time we were there. It seemed shorter than last time. Kids thought it was ok.

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Top Contributor
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9 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

I was so not prepared for this experience but the kids loved it, and that is really what counts. They could have stayed all day. All I can say is if you are getting a bit disoriented, look at the floor. It is a unusual and memorable vacation must do.

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