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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 #14 of 35 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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Rapid City, South Dakota
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72 reviews 72 reviews
23 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

For over 17 years I've been going to Cosmos taking other visitors. It's still amazing and I cannot figure it out. Even my engineer son-in-law was astounded. The geode souvenirs the kids can cut themselves make great souvenirs and encourage learning about rocks.

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Detroit, Michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

We almost didn't stop but my 19 year old son talked me into it. This place was fascinating. I don't understand why things happen there the way they do but it definitely gets you thinking. It was a great time.

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8 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Tour guide Bailey was very good and made it an experience for sure! Lots of crowd interaction. It is a fast paced tour and a lot going on. I personally have no problems with dizziness ect and was slightly worried i was going to faint. I wish I wouldn't have been so dizzy so I could have enjoyed everything more.... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

If you have never seen water running uphill, or stood on the wall of a cabin this place is a must see. Our tour guide showed us that there are still mysterious places on this planet. A must see for the whole family and well worth the small admission price.

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Cosmos_Mystery_Area, Owner at Cosmos of the Black Hills, responded to this review

Hurray!!! Thanks for your awesome review! We are so glad you had a good time and your mind was blown! Cosmos Mystery Area Staff More

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

tour was a lot of fun the whole family had a blast Th e tour will twist your mind and balance Its worth your $$ and time

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Cosmos_Mystery_Area, Owner at Cosmos of the Black Hills, responded to this review

The tour is so great for all ages. Each age group is fascinated in different ways. Thanks so much for coming and thank you for your nice review. Take Care and stay in touch with your inner crazy! Cosmos Mystery Area More

Cheyenne, Wyoming
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

The Cosmos is a small place up on a hill but very very interesting and a full time for families. Wear good walking shoes and there will be some dizziness but well worth seeing.

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Cosmos_Mystery_Area, Owner at Cosmos of the Black Hills, responded to this review

We're glad you felt we were well worth seeing. Cosmos Mystery Area More

Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
26 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Everyone must go here at least once. Very cool to experience. Better look for the road sign though. Kinda hard to find

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Cosmos_Mystery_Area, Owner at Cosmos of the Black Hills, responded to this review

We agree and we are sorry about that. We are not allowed to have a permanent entrance sign on forest service land. Thank you for coming and thanks for your nice review. We hope you aren't still standing crookedly! Cosmos Mystery Area More

Rapid City, South Dakota
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

I've lived in the Black Hills for 5 years and finally caved in to see whats going on here. The drive to Cosmos was gorgeous visually and when I arrived it was easy to park. I could smell the pine. It is reasonably priced at $10.00. I bought a ticket and there was a 10 minute wait for the tour... More

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Cosmos_Mystery_Area, Owner at Cosmos of the Black Hills, responded to this review

Hey! You finally made your way to the Cosmos! That's awesome! Thanks for coming and for your great review. We really appreciate it and love having locals check us out. Hopefully we will see you again before another five years go by ;) Cosmos Mystery Area More

Denver, Colorado
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48 reviews 48 reviews
8 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

This place is cool. Not something you have to see...but its cool. Its another of those tourist trap road side attractions, but it still cool. The whole premise is to alter your visual senses so you don't know which way is up down, or sideways. It is pretty impressive of how powerful your sight takes control of your mind even... More

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Cosmos_Mystery_Area, Owner at Cosmos of the Black Hills, responded to this review

What!?! A "tourist trap"!! Ha Ha Hey thanks for coming. We are glad you all had fun and you experienced the great sensations of our little "trap". We love to joke with our guests long after they've gone. Take Care, Cosmos Mystery Area More

Raleigh, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

The kids had an absolute blast here on our trip. Was really out of the abnormal. A lot of fun for them and they actually paid attention. Worth a visit

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Cosmos_Mystery_Area, Owner at Cosmos of the Black Hills, responded to this review

The kids paid attention?!?!? Wow! This place is mysteriously amazing! Ha Ha Thanks so much for your visit and I'm glad you were pleased with your experience. Take Care Cosmos Mystery Area More

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