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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 #15 of 36 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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New Albany
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

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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63 reviews 63 reviews
22 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

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
8 helpful votes 8 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
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72 reviews 72 reviews
23 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 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

Detroit, Michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We almost didn't stop but my 19 year old son talked me into it. This place was fascinating. I don't understand why things happen there the way they do but it definitely gets you thinking. It was a great time.

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

Woo Hoo! Thanks for the 5 star review!! We are having such a great time with all of our Autumn visitors! Thanks for visiting us and allowing your son to lure you into our mysteriously good time with science and nature. I'm glad it was worth your stop. Take Care and Keep it Crazy! Cosmos Mystery Area More

Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Tour guide Bailey was very good and made it an experience for sure! Lots of crowd interaction. It is a fast paced tour and a lot going on. I personally have no problems with dizziness ect and was slightly worried i was going to faint. I wish I wouldn't have been so dizzy so I could have enjoyed everything more.... More

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

Thank you so much for visiting us at Cosmos Mystery Area. Bailey really appreciated your review too! It sounds like you took in the full Cosmos experience with the fun-filled tour and the awesome geode digging/cracking. Those geodes are beautiful inside. Thank you again for visiting us and for your great review. Sincerely, Cosmos Mystery Area More

Richmond, Virginia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

If you have never seen water running uphill, or stood on the wall of a cabin this place is a must see. Our tour guide showed us that there are still mysterious places on this planet. A must see for the whole family and well worth the small admission price.

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

Hurray!!! Thanks for your awesome review! We are so glad you had a good time and your mind was blown! Cosmos Mystery Area Staff More

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