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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 #13 of 34 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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Sycamore, Illinois
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

I had no idea how bad the place made me feel. I vomited after the tour. I didn't even make it though the tour. I felt to sick. It was neat place just wish my body would have let me enjoy it.

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Robbinsdale, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

We had visited another Cosmos on the way to Niagara last year and my son loved it. He begged to stop again in the Black Hills (he's 9 now) and loved it just as much. Everyone in our tour group had an opportunity to be a part of something which was fun. It's definitely a neat experience, but as the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW via mobile

We stopped here on our last day in South Dakota. I truly believe that there is something mysterious within the cosmos area. I've been through 2 brain surgeries & this place made my sense of balance extremely off! Some might feel that this is just a hoax or a place of optical illusion, but nothing has made me feel as... More

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Kansas City, Missouri
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4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Complete waste of money. This was the only disappointing thing during our trip to the Black Hills. It's a scam, there's nothing mysterious about this place. It's all a trick. Some things are easy to figure out and a joke. My kids 7 and 14 did not enjoy it at all. Have you ever been to Grandfather's Mansion in Silver... More

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

Hi Pam, We were sorry to hear that your experience with us was a disappointment. It is our goal to provide an enjoyable experience to all that visit. It is our sincere hope that the rest of your visit tot he Black Hills was enjoyable. Thank you for visiting us. More

Hudson, Wisconsin
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246 reviews 246 reviews
81 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

I had been here before 20 years ago, but didn't remember it exactly. The guides are enthusiastic and use some corny humor but overall were great. The initial experience in the cabin makes you question if you should have eaten before coming, but the experience is short enough that most people will be fine. It's entertainment via illusions....and they hit... More

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8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

My ten year old loved it, as adults we all just kept trying to reason why it was happening instead of the powerful forces that may be that were suggested by the tour guide. :)

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Champaign, Illinois
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

We had four teenagers with us and Cosmos was something they all enjoyed. $10 each, wait time for the tour was around 30 minutes and the tour lasted about 30 minutes. Charles, our tour guide was very enthusiastic and knowledgable. The odd pull of gravity made me feel nauseas during the tour, but then resolved shortly afterwards. My recommendation would... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Very cool. Decide for yourself, but we were so glad we checked this place out. The staff were friendly and our tour guide, Charles, was great. The kids in our group loved it. You can hit this place and be through within an hour depending on how long you want to spend in the gift shop, which was also nice.... More

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

Hi Michael, Thank you for taking the time to review us on Trip Advisor. We will pass on your comments to Charles. We hope your visit to the Black Hills was enjoyable….. Thank you, Cosmos More

Fennimore, Wisconsin
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5 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Although interesting, this side trip on our vacation was solely for the kids. They thought is was very fun and my husband and I were glad the attraction took less time. Since we got done so quickly, we were able to add another attraction into our vacation plans that day.

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Calgary, Canada
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81 reviews 81 reviews
11 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

great for the young ones but if just adults, save your $$$. the guide tries to be funny but just became too corny.

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