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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 #12 of 32 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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South Riding
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66 reviews 66 reviews
23 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This falls into my "tourist trap" category. I think we had a coupon and my daughter really wanted to check it out. They try to have you believe the place is magical bur honestly stuff appears to lean because you're standing on the side of a very steep hill. Not magical.

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Eaton, Colorado
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

While there is NO magic. The optical illusion is cool! But this place needs to re-evaluate the price they are charging. It is seriously overpriced for what LITTLE you get! Cheesy guide tries to make it longer by talking to much! It's very cool but half the price is what I would normally pay!

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Hill City, South Dakota
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

This is a classic tourist trap. They claim the area has some magical quality's that act together to suspend the laws of physics. Of course its all baloney, smoke and mirrors and optical illusions. Not even entertaining from a corny is cool standpoint. Save your money.

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

There are lots of better tourist attractions in the area so don't waste your money on this one. Mildly amusing for children under 7.

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

Thanks for stopping by. We do appreciate it. We hope the rest of your vacation to the Black Hills was enjoyable. More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

The Cosmos is a great little stop. We stopped in to check it out after reading the reviews. It was a lot of fun for us, we have 2 daughters ages 7 & 4, they had a blast "standing on the walls". It is a short 30 minute guided, interactive tour (they pull from the group to demonstrate the amazing... More

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

Glad you were able to stop by! We hope to see you in the future some time! More

Missouri
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116 reviews 116 reviews
76 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

It is fun to take the tour with kids and try to figure out the mystery of the tour. The tour is interactive so they pull people from the audience to demonstrate. Probably not the best stop for irritable, cynical or grumpy people but fun enough for the lighthearted!

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

Hi Natasha, Glad you were able to stop by for a visit. Hope you are having a good winter!!! We hope to see you in the future sometime when you are in the Black Hills again. More

Minot, North Dakota
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

The cabin was really cool. For a short time I was a little bit taller than normal. I didn't get dizzy, but I felt off balance for about fifteen minutes.

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

We appreciate you stopping by last year. Hope you are having a good winter. We hope to see you again some day when you are in the Black Hills again. More

Glendive, Montana
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168 reviews 168 reviews
72 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

This is a stop that is worth the time and money. A guide took us through the attraction, which took about 45 minutes. It was strange, mysterious, interesting, and fun. Still cannot figure out or explain how things work in the Cosmos!

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

So glad you were able to fit us into your schedule while you were here in the Black Hills. We hope your visit was enjoyable and look forward to seeing you again some day. More

Atlanta, GA
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42 reviews 42 reviews
3 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

Not only will your eyes but your senses will be challenged at the Cosmos. It was great to see families bringing their children while mentioning to the guide that they remember coming to the Cosmos as children. Our guide was very personable with a great sense of humor and made sure to involve everyone in a least one demonstration. I... More

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

Thank you for the wonderful review. Glad you enjoyed it. Come see us again some day when you are in the Black Hills. More

Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

This was a quick stop which we visited upon the recommendations of friends. I think it was a little over-priced. It was fun, but a word of caution to anyone who gets motion-sick. I don't get car sick, but I left the Cosmos with a sick stomach and a headache....not the way you want to vacation. I'm glad we went,... More

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

So sorry you didn't feel well after the tour. Thanks for stopping by and giving it a shot. More

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