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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 #11 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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Calgary, Canada
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69 reviews 69 reviews
9 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

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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Gillette, Wyoming
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

This is an interesting place to visit, makes you wonder how things could really be this off... It's weird to watch a ball roll what appears to be up hill or to have someone you know you are taller than trade places with you to find you are now actually taller than them. Fun for all ages...

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Muscatine
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

My kids ages 4, 11, 14 thought this was the best place we went on our vacation. I thought it was pretty neat myself. Definitely something different!

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Des Moines, Iowa
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53 reviews 53 reviews
17 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

I would not make this the focal point of your day or trip, but if you are ok spending vacation dollars solely because your kids will have fun then this is a decent stop. The tour is around 30 mins, the jokes are a little corny and it is a little pricey for what you get. Whether it is a... More

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Long Island, NY
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149 reviews 149 reviews
54 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

If Rapid City was a visiting circus, Cosmos Mystery Area would be its family-oriented sideshow. Our cost for 2 adults was $20. When I asked if they offered senior discounts, the young attendant quickly responded, "No sir, we charge them more since seniors need more attention." We both laughed. Our guide, whose name begins with a "B," was young but... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We took our family of 6 here, all kids under 10. The tour is not that expensive and only lasts about 30 minutes so it's good for a quick break in-between other stops along your day. Plus, the kids just love it. The building and the different angles--balancing on a chair--it's all so fun and 'mysterious'. Plus, the tour guide... More

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Bismarck
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We have been here before but kids wanted to go. I could have given presentation as it had not changed at all from last time we were there. It seemed shorter than last time. Kids thought it was ok.

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Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
9 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

I was so not prepared for this experience but the kids loved it, and that is really what counts. They could have stayed all day. All I can say is if you are getting a bit disoriented, look at the floor. It is a unusual and memorable vacation must do.

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Irvine, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

It's a great experience for teenagers and young people. Make sure your health is good enough to stand the unbalance / dizziness. My 10 year-old kid did not like it but the 15 year-old one enjoyed it.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

This stop was one of the highlights of our trip. What happens in the cosmos, really is a mystery and can't be explained. This was more than an optical illusion. You can feel the "pull/push" energy happening and it was a challenge to get from one side of the cabin to the other. It was a short tour but well... More

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