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Address: 24040 Cosmos Rd., Rapid City, SD 57702
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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Cosmic experience

7/20/16 My husband and I brought grandchildren 11, 7, and 5. Mary was our tour guide, she was great! My husband could not handle the dizzy/ill feeling and bowed out early. I was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Mary W
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Ottumwa, United States
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Ottumwa, United States
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

7/20/16 My husband and I brought grandchildren 11, 7, and 5. Mary was our tour guide, she was great! My husband could not handle the dizzy/ill feeling and bowed out early. I was dizzy and clung to the wall. It did not seem to affect the kids. Cosmos is a neat experience. I recommend it to anyone visiting, but if... More 

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Thank Mary W
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16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This place messes with your perspective, which makes it entertaining. They are making a lot of money by capitalizing on several optical illusions...if you just want to be "touristy", you can throw money their way, but you can visit a science museum and see similar exhibits explained. 😉

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Thank Joythruthejourney
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18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We were on vacation with our 4 and 6 year old, and decided to try this place out. Very interesting and fun for the whole family. The tour is not that long and feels like it goes super fast, but we were so glad we did it and the kids really had fun!

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Thank Jessie N
Forsyth, Montana
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35 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our grandchildren liked it. It was a bit of a wait to start the tour and sometimes the tour dragged on a little but overall they liked it. The cost for a family for what you get to see and do it not a great value. Overall okay but not worth the money.

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Thank FrankinMT
Bismarck, North Dakota
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15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It was a fun experience, but a lot of that probably had to do with my children. Ages 4 and 6, I don't think I've ever seen two kids laugh so hard and have so much fun without getting into any trouble ;)

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Baltimore, Maryland
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Not good for elderly or people with vertigo. Great for kids. Made me dizzy. Situation was still not completely explained to the scientist in me

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Thank beccabaltimore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This was pretty neat... We had such a big group of people go through that it was hard to fit everyone in to hear the tour guide. It was hard to walk across the building (I had to hold onto the hand rail so I wouldn't fall). We thought it was a little overpriced, but it was interesting. Glad we... More 

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Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois
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45 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I've experienced the wonder spot in the Wisconsin Dells (now closed) years ago. My son and I went to experience this. It was very much as I remembered. It's a fun activity. However you can get nauseous from the experience. But the moment I told the guy and he immediately showed me to an area where I could grab my... More 

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Thank Carol M
Rapid City, South Dakota
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10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Cosmos is definitely a unique and exciting experience! Our children (ages 10 & 8) loved it! It certainly leaves you scratching your head at the 'mystery' of it!

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Thank nisen4
St. Paul, Minnesota, United States
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68 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped on our family camping trip to the Black HIlls. I had not been here before but my husband had and wanted to take our kiddo too. It is some steep climbing so not for everyone. The cabins kind of gave me vertigo so I can see that, while kids like this, adults have a more difficult time. It's... More 

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