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Cosmos of the Black Hills

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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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Thought I would hate it... But loved it!

Very fun, quirky and campy. Fair price and very fun for the whole family. The tour guides did a great job getting everyone involved.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Mankato, Minnesota, United States
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Pennsylvania
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250 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We really had a great time here. We got there late in the day, and the last tour was just getting ready to leave, and they were really wonderful about holding it up for 5 minutes so we could pay and get out there. The tour guide told us she was just headed off to college that year and she... More 

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Maple Grove, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

At least it's not as expensive as many places. The guided tour was barely 30 minutes, but it was fun.

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Mankato, Minnesota, United States
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21 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Very fun, quirky and campy. Fair price and very fun for the whole family. The tour guides did a great job getting everyone involved.

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San Antonio, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

I'm a medical physicist and I enjoyed the experience because it was a good demonstration of what happens when your eyes don't agree with your balance mechanisms (in your ears). I don't think there are any mysterious vortices at work, but it sure looks like it. It's all about how your perspective can make things look (and even feel) different... More 

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Southern Manitoba
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60 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

It had been years since I had been to Cosmos so I decided to take my wife while we were in the Black Hills. It's easy as its on the highway between Keystone along with Bear Country and Reptile Gardens. What's not easy is the quick approach off the highway if travelling from Rapid City to Keystone. When your doing... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

A bit pricey for what you get. Very hokey sideshow that made me dizzy. Our tour guide was a bored sounding teenage girl who explained how the illusions should have worked when most of the time they didn't. Our 6 year old loved it.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Friends had been there before and told us about it. What an interesting place. Still can't figure it out. Definitely something going on to make the trees bend like that.

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Gillette, Wyoming
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53 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Wasn't sure at first about the road up to this attraction . The parking lot was large and very clean. The gift was great . the staff was very informative on the things that happen . its very interactive for young children . The walk was a nice one from the different things to see so worth the drive into... More 

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ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Yes, this is kitschy but if you go there expecting to have fun, you will! You have to travel back a dirt road to get there. The staff seems to be enjoying what they are doing, which is always helpful. They actually have a nice gift shop, which they make sure you have time to visit. Seems to usually be... More 

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Watertown, South Dakota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We have been here several times but always need to stop as our kids love it. Always good for a laugh

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