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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 #10 of 30 Activities in Rapid City
Type: Mysterious Sites, Amusement
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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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South Dakota
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
12 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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28 reviews 28 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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New Albany
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

It's a fun little place to relax your mind and just have a good time. Went there a ways back and had a fantastic guide and a fun time touring the grounds and "mystery spots". We had a small wait on our visit but it went by fast spending our time in the gift shop.

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Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

People disappointed that they can figure it out are missing the point. Did you really think the laws of physics were different here? Of course not. The fun is in experiencing the optical illusions and physical sensations your own brain creates when the eyes see one thing and the body feels another. The tour guide's demos are a little cheesy... More

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Winfield
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66 reviews 66 reviews
22 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Grand children, parents and grand parents all give this attraction a big thumbs down. A party of six was part of a large group to go through this experience, or should I say bad experience. There were too many people in the group, the leader talked too fast, and the grand children did not get to experience any of the... More

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Casper, Wyoming, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

I have visited Cosmos Mystery area 3 times now and bring out of state family to this attraction when they visit because we enjoy it so much. Great activity for children and adults! I'm sure we will visit many more times.

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Maybe it's because I'm getting old but this one made me sick to my stomach! Like car sick. Kids loved it though!

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

Thanks for the great review!! Happy Dance!! We didn't want to make you sick but glad you still enjoyed it. Tell the boys, "Hello!" from the Cosmos Mystery Area staff. Keep it Crazy!! Cosmos Mystery Area More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

This place is a must see for anyone!!! My son just loved this place! The tour guide was very nice!! Both the young men there that day were very nice!!! Crazy place!!! Very interesting!!

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

We appreciate your perfect review so very much. We are even more excited you had a great time while visiting us. Cosmos Mystery Area is such a fun experience! We as a staff appreciate your kind words and your mention of our warm friendly approach towards our guests. Please visit us again and have a great winter. Sincerely, Cosmos Mystery... More

Rapid City, South Dakota
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
24 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

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

Seventeen years!! Thank you for your awesome patronage! We are amazed at all the cool experiences and stories we've heard from our customers over the past 60 years. Patrons like yourself have kept us going for so many years. And now you've tried the geode pit. We love educating our little geode hunters on the subject of geodes. What a... More

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