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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 33 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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English first
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

A really fun place (especially for teenage kids) with a very engaging and fun tour. Great way to utilize illusions - and hard to figure out how it is done. All packed in a nice story :) If you have time left around there this is a worthwhile stop.

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Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

My younger two were ready to feel the magic of the mystery area, and my middle child starting feeling the "strange energy" as we entered the property. My son started out trying to de-bunk the whole thing, but then bought it hook line and sinker. Our tour guide was great. Because we were there during a busy time (July 4... More

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Torrington, Wy
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I went to Cosmos with my daughter, daughter in law and 3 grand kids (ages 1,7,8). We all had a great time. This is place is a must see in the Black Hills! The tour guide was great and a lot of fun. You can't explain this place, it is not a gimmick either! The place makes you feel so... More

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Oelwein
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114 reviews 114 reviews
38 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I am not sure if this is natural or man made but it is entertaining either way. If you want to see a ball roll uphill, people change places and become taller than each other as well as other gravity defying events stop. Tours last appr 1/2 hour give or take. Good family fun.

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Harrisburg, South Dakota
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I had been to the Cosmos before but was bringing 2 people who had never been there. It seems we were whisked thru faster than the first time I was there. At this visit the "cosmic pull" really affected me & I felt my brain was being pulled in 2 directions! The people I brought along enjoyed it, of course... More

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Sedro Woolley, Washington
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51 reviews 51 reviews
13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This place was great, my two boys loved it but my wife got really sick. It does mess with your mind and can make you sick, I suggest doing this on a cooler day because it is hot and muggy with no wind, it is even hotter inside. Be prepared to wait in line for 30+ minutes and bring water... More

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Fort Pierre
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Had always heard of how great this place was, so decided to take the family and visit it. Was very disappointed in the place, and was even more upset that our "guide" couldn't speak clear English, as he was a foreign student. It was full of optical illusions that were very clear. There is "no pressure" you can feel, or... More

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Arlington, South Dakota
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The tour guide was great! Had a great time! Wouldn't suggest it if you get motion sickness! Otherwise a great time! Also wouldn't suggest if you were elderly or had young children!

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Orlando, Florida
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57 reviews 57 reviews
18 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

I never though I would have an opportunity to see so much beauty and drink and good coffee!! The Beauty, shops, nature, wild and a nice weather!

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Waterloo, Iowa, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Had a good time here, kids loved it. Does not take to long for the tour and felt it was worth the time.

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