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Address: 24040 Cosmos Rd, Rapid City, SD 57702-7414
Phone Number: +1 605-343-9802
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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You'll wonder how it all works at this mysterious attraction where you can...

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.

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Dizzying

If you have vertigo, this may not be the place for you, It was an extremely interesting place - definitely strong energy at work!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Kasey G
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South Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Burlington, New Jersey
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15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This place is pretty cool and the kids will love it - I got disoriented for a couple hours, and I don't usually get motion sickness. It is DEF worth a visit tho, very interesting

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South Saint Paul, Minnesota
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17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you have vertigo, this may not be the place for you, It was an extremely interesting place - definitely strong energy at work!

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Thank Kasey G
Fort Collins, Colorado
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101 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was a fun and mysterious adventure. Because it was September we had only 2 others in our tour group. The tour doesn't take too long so it is great to fit in something for the kids. Is it an optical illusion? Is it gravitational pull? Both? I don't want to give away too much of the surprise. The kids... More 

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Thank luv2traveltheworld1
Lester Prairie, Minnesota
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40 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were fore-warned of what this place was, but it in no way prepared us for the experience. This is a have-to-see-to-believe stop in the Black Hills. Evan our tour-guide was excellent and so personable. We certainly enjoyed our visit.

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Thank Bob R
Winnipeg
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99 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Cosmos Mystery Area is a very strange place, it is something you should see if you are in the area, we were staying in Keystone SD. so it is only about 10 mins. away. Not sure what is going on there but when you start the tour you feel a pull on your body, like a magnetic pull, everything is... More 

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Sacramento, California
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26 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a fun and quick trip. The tour is short, but not short on crazy things that will make you go HUH? and not short on laughs. The tour guides are great. If you have never been to a hot spot, you MUST check it out!

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Thank photohappyervin
Sioux Falls
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9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really fun mystery tour. Husband and I really enjoyed it. Short little tour that keeps you thinking. Price was decent too.

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Hurley, South Dakota
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want to see something outside the ordinary, this is most definitely a place to take the kids. If you have a weak stomach though, this is a place to avoid. The staff is awesome to listen to with their jokes and sense of humor. The price is reasonable, but this is a must see at least once.

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Thank joshuad868
Jacksonville, Florida
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our visit here. We had been to this place about twenty years ago with our pre-teen son and HAD to come back! Glad we did. It's a very strange experience, and fun. Be aware that there is a short climb on a fairly steep hill (the path is paved) to get to an important part of the... More 

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MN
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was pretty neat. But unfortunately my son and i had to leave tour as we we got motion sickness. My husband, daughter and other son love it.

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