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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 #9 of 30 Activities in Rapid City
Type: Mysterious Sites, Amusement
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, Amusement
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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Upton, Wyoming
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

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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56 reviews 56 reviews
22 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

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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139 reviews 139 reviews
25 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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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131 reviews 131 reviews
74 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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
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
4 helpful votes 4 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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70 reviews 70 reviews
22 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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