Cosmos Mystery Area
Cosmos Mystery Area
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Mysterious SitesGame & Entertainment Centers
Friday
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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You'll wonder how it all works at this mysterious attraction where you can stand on the walls and balls roll uphill. The 40-minute tour will amaze and delight adults and children of all ages. Opening April 12th for the 2019 season
Duration: < 1 hour
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Jennifer M
6 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
We decided to check out the Cosmo Mystery Area for my 9 year old son. Of course he loved it and felt completely befuddled at some of the demonstrations. I admit, it is a mystery! He did the geode cracking as well and is so proud of his souvenir that he got to pick and break open himself!
Written July 14, 2021
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Kimraem
Princeton, MN253 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
Emma was our tour guide and was very personable! Our grandkids liked walking through to see all the mystery. They also were able to volunteer for various demonstrations, they enjoyed it very much. Afterwards they got to dig for geodes and help 'crack' them open. That was extra, but really a pretty good value.
Written June 30, 2022
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Our guides are the best. Thanks.
Written July 2, 2022
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BHartz
Cheyenne, WY44 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
A quirky but fun place to visit for a little while. Upon arrival we were able to get tickets for the next tour. Our guide was fun and energetic getting everyone involved. The mystery house was the main stop on the tour with several strange things being pointed out by the guide.

A good place to visit on your way to or from seeing Rushmore.
Written July 9, 2020
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Thanks for the nice review.
Written July 10, 2020
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lovetime2vacation
North Edgecomb, ME105 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
Worth the 11 bucks a head just to see how you react to going inside the building. I had to close my eyes until my brain could catch up to the optical illusion. Very cool place and our guide was hysterical! would highly recommend for an afternoon. Get your tickets online if you have a specific time you want. if you show up and you have to wait an hour...there is not much else to do there.
Written August 8, 2020
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ColoradoTravelsWorld
298 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
My teens and I enjoyed our stop at Cosmos. It is a pretty short visit - about 45 minutes - and it really was an interesting stop. I would not take people who have a hard time climbing hills to this attraction, as it is a steep climb and if you get vertigo easily, it could mess you up quickly. But, if you're agile and willing to try, it's a fun trip!
Written April 23, 2022
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Angela K
Schaller, IA5 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
This was an interesting location. While my older children were able to differentiate that it wasn't really gravitational forces at work, but visual perception alterations. The families with younger kids were definitely enjoying the mystic forces.
Written August 2, 2020
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Debby
West Haven, UT11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020 • Couples
Very fun place to go. My husband and I went and our guide made this alot of fun for our group. The kids in the group had a blast and so did we. Have never or been to or heard of a place like this. Worth the time and money for sure
Written September 16, 2020
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Sara K
Jackson, MS33 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
This was fun and weird at the same time, so if you visit, just go with it, and have a good time. Everyone in the car felt a little queasy afterward, and that took a few hours to get over, so if you have any motion sickness or balance issues, just be aware. It was really interesting, and the "tour" guide was bubbly.
Written July 8, 2021
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Kari S.
Hinckley, IL65 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Family
Growing up, my parents brought me here. Now that I’m married and have 2 kids, I thought they would enjoy it also! Fun for all! Most of us got to be part of demonstrations during the tour. Maggie, our tour guide was funny and made it even better of a time. I definitely recommend for families!
Written July 29, 2020
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Returning family visitors are our favorite kind. Being in business for 68 years has some benefit!
Written August 1, 2020
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Catherine D
23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
I've been coming to Cosmos Mystery Area practically since it opened. Our group of 8 family members went this August. The kids and grandkids loved it. I got a little vertigo - it is truly odd and disorienting. Kind of goofy, but fun. Our guide was very entertaining.
Written August 8, 2021
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