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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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Buffalo, New York, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

We had a great time here and this is a good family place as long as the children are over 5 years of age. Grandson enjoyed this the most out of everything we did that week.

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Windermere
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

I'm surprised this attraction got good reviews. It was nothing too special or "cosmic" about it for me. Some interesting tidbits in the beginning of the tour to make your mind wonder, then into the crooked house. This is where I felt terribly ill and so did my family. It will mess with your equilibrium if you are sensitive to... More

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Yucaipa, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

As a teen I had been to a "gravity defying" place (not Cosmos), and was awed by it. I wanted me kids to experience the fun & mystery that I had. Cosmos was a 100 times better than the one I had been to at Calico Ghost Town in CA. The tour involves quite a bit of uphill walking, it's... More

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Dallas, Texas
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103 reviews 103 reviews
39 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

The fee is a bit much and the groups are really to big for everyone to participate, which really stinks. But the place is crazy and will get your mind working to try to figure out what is really going on. Warning - Physically challenging.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This was okay. We have done one in Wisconsin before and it seemed that they had a lot more demenstrations. It is fun to see everyone standing at strange angles and all the staff is very friendly. They do have one of the best gift shops . Would not do again. Not the best way to spend money, but kinda... More

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Woodbury, Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Fun and amusing! Our kids had a blast. It makes you think. Should do once if you haven't been to such a place.

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Guernsey, Wyoming
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Visited Cosmos last week. What a great time we had. We took our nine year old grandson with us and that made this attraction even better. Not sure if it is real or fabricated, it doesn't matter, fun for everyone. Very nice gift shop, great young people leading tours and the price is good. If you visit the Black Hills,... More

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This place is on your way to Mount Rushmore. I have been to others like it and they are usually boring but these guys get you involved in the tour. The group we were in had like 10 of 15 people in it and the guy doing the tour had everyone involved in something throughout the tour.

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Dubai
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

How/Why/What...is it possible? So many questions arises. So I feel it's an amazing mysterious place, which gives the mysterious and corny sides of science. Everyone who was there with me loved the short tour. Ya felt a little dizzy but worth it.

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Iowa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Even though we knew what was going on, it was still a blast! We had great discussions about different scientific concepts after we left.

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