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Cosmos of the Black Hills

Address: 24040 Cosmos Rd., Rapid City, SD 57702
Phone Number: +1 605-343-9802
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Ranked #12 of 32 Attractions in Rapid City
Type: Mysterious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: You'll wonder how it all works at this mysterious attraction where you can stand on the walls and...
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Type: Mysterious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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.

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134 reviews 134 reviews
83 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

This place challenges you senses. Balls roll up hill and you can through them around a corner. You stand on th walls and watch water run uphill. Great family fun.

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Minnetonka, Minnesota
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

The Cosmos Mystery Area is an enjoyable time for the whole family. You walk through a number of different buildings and areas that challenge your perception. My kids were under 12 years old when we went, but it is really a nice place to go with kids even older than that. The "tours" leave often from the gift shop, so... More 

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

The staff is fantastic. This is a great price for the whole family. Fun and interactive. Very nice gift shop.

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Upton, Wyoming
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

This place really gets you trying to figure out why it works the way it does. My favorite part is when you walk into the cabin and it does not seem right. Kids of all ages will consider it fun.

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Miller
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71 reviews 71 reviews
23 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

The attraction is fun, but there is no "weird" things going on there. The building is set at an angle so it makes you be at an angle. All you have to do is look out the windows and see that you are standing straight, just as the trees are. But it was entertaining and my family liked it. I... More 

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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150 reviews 150 reviews
27 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Totally worth a stop--this is one of those water goes uphill, weird gravity spots. We had a good time even though it's a total tourist trap. We're looking forward to going back with visitors!

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Montreal, Canada
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141 reviews 141 reviews
83 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

A house in the magnetic field. The admission charge is excessive as far as we are not even lucky enough to see closely the original house. The young guide thought funny and only some people were able to experiment certain phenomena. In brief, a place where I would not return.

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South Dakota
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44 reviews 44 reviews
12 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Interesting, but just a building that shifted, which gives the appearance of things defying gravity. It plays tricks on your mind with optical illusions, but there's no "magical force" as the tour guides lead you to believe. Fun to do once, but overpriced and touristy. So many more beautiful and natural things to see and do in the Black Hills... More 

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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33 reviews 33 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

I took some family here with small kids and as we got closer I began to say that I could feel the air changing and wondered if they felt out of balance at all. LOL the kids thought maybe they could feel something too. Wear tennis shoes, not for dress shoes.

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Maitland, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

something quirky for the kids to keep them entertained in the Black Hills. The young man who done our tour was quite a character and managed to hold everyone's attention for the duration

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