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Address: 24040 Cosmos Rd., Rapid City, SD 57702
Phone Number: +1 605-343-9802
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Description: You'll wonder how it all works at this mysterious attraction where you can...
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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Fun Family Experience

This is a fun place to take the family especially with youth and teenagers. The gravity sensation is amazing and tricky. Try to figure out how it works....

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Rapid City, South Dakota
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Rapid City, South Dakota
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42 reviews 42 reviews
22 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

This is a fun place to take the family especially with youth and teenagers. The gravity sensation is amazing and tricky. Try to figure out how it works....

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Brandon, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 NEW

I would recommend this place as a one-time stop. I've been there twice and although it was interesting to see again, the novelty will wear off after one visit. Prices are very acceptable! It's very cool and older kids will love it. Young kids may struggle with the walking as it's fairly steep. Also, some patrons felt nauseous after but... More 

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I really enjoyed how they made the optical illusions feel real with their great stories and mysterious script. I am taller than my wife in real life, but they showed me that she could be perceived as taller than I. Crazy!!! I really enjoyed my time here, but some of the scenes did make me feel quite dizzy.

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Mitchell, South Dakota, United States
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73 reviews 73 reviews
23 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

This is def. a place for the kids. They make it very fun and interactive! Obviously adults understand, but it is def a mystery to kids. They have done a great update since I was there last. The gift shop is very nice and the kids also enjoyed cracking the geode!

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Winnipeg
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

This is a place that is so cool to see. The original house is still used and they have added a 2nd house to accomidate the amount of guests they have. Make sure you dont have a balance problem as you will not be able to stand in the house. It is like you are leaning at different angles. It... More 

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Flin Flon, Manitoba, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

This was an amazing sight to see. It is definitely a must see if you are in the area.The guides are great and keep everyone interested and there is a great gift shop to pick up some neat souvenirs.

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

We are Cosmos fanatics. My dad's whole family practically worked there in their teen years - and have many wonderful stories to share. We visit annually or biannually and don't let friends who visit the area leave without a trip to Cosmos.

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Top Contributor
145 reviews 145 reviews
93 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

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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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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