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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 35 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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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

The Cosmos is a small place up on a hill but very very interesting and a full time for families. Wear good walking shoes and there will be some dizziness but well worth seeing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Everyone must go here at least once. Very cool to experience. Better look for the road sign though. Kinda hard to find

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

I've lived in the Black Hills for 5 years and finally caved in to see whats going on here. The drive to Cosmos was gorgeous visually and when I arrived it was easy to park. I could smell the pine. It is reasonably priced at $10.00. I bought a ticket and there was a 10 minute wait for the tour... More

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Denver, Colorado
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46 reviews 46 reviews
8 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

This place is cool. Not something you have to see...but its cool. Its another of those tourist trap road side attractions, but it still cool. The whole premise is to alter your visual senses so you don't know which way is up down, or sideways. It is pretty impressive of how powerful your sight takes control of your mind even... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

The kids had an absolute blast here on our trip. Was really out of the abnormal. A lot of fun for them and they actually paid attention. Worth a visit

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

The kids paid attention?!?!? Wow! This place is mysteriously amazing! Ha Ha Thanks so much for your visit and I'm glad you were pleased with your experience. Take Care Cosmos Mystery Area More

Connecticut Shoreline
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

A quick stop along the way that my husband and teenage children found to be amusing and the are glad they went. Wasn't something they talked about once we got home but they enjoyed it.

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

I appreciate your family taking the time to stop by our crazy and fun attraction. And I'm pleased they were glad they stopped in. I hope you enjoyed our beautiful Black Hills and thank you for your review. Cosmos Mystery Area More

Thornton, Colorado
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70 reviews 70 reviews
37 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Is it really magic? Of course not. Don't be silly. But the presentation is excellent and for an inexpensive way to wow your kids and spend an hour or two, this is great. There's a cute little shop there and if you enjoy the "Americana Roadside" types of places, this is a MUST. I love that stuff so I insisted... More

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

We are so glad you enjoyed our tour and gift shop. We try very hard to provide a great tour and a great variety of unique souvenirs and gifts to fit all budgets. Thank you so much for your review and take care. Cosmos Mystery Area More

Brewerton, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Cosmos was totally enjoyed by all ages, it was so hard to believe that water would run up hill and when you thought you were standing straight, if you looked at everyone else they were leaning. Great mystifying entertainment for all!

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

It's crazy fun isn't it?!?! We have just as much fun as our visitors! I like your point about all ages loving this attraction. That's what we hear from other guests as well. It appeals to all ages on all different levels. Even teenagers love this experience! Visit us again real soon. We would love to have you back:) Cosmos... More

Omaha, Nebraska
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

These mystery spots are found all over the U.S. If you've never been to one, highly suggest going -- they're really weird and hard to explain. But once you've seen one, you don't really need to see another one. This one's pretty nice, with a curio shop.

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

Hey thanks for coming and putting in a good word for us. I have visited some other mystery spots as well and each time its so cool. And they each have a little different feel for me. But just wanted to say thank you and we appreciate you stopping by. Cosmos Mystery Area More

Omaha, Nebraska, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The Cosmos is great. My kids thought it was mind blowing! Even as an adult, it was lighthearted and entertaining. We had an awesome young man as our guide that did a great job of engaging the crowd. His charisma contributed bounds to the experience, making it fantastic! Take your family. Go alone. Make it a fun date. Whatever your... More

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

What a nice review! Thanks so much for fitting us into your Black Hills experience. We have a blast here and we are so glad you did as well. We sure hope to see you again and your fun family. You all strike me as ones who really know how to cut loose and enjoy every experience life has to... More

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