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Cosmos Mystery Area Admission
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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
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
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24040 Cosmos Rd, Rapid City, SD 57702-7414
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+1 605-343-9802
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All reviews our tour guide defy gravity up hill mind boggling minute tour a lot of fun unique experience whole family fun stop all ages fun place great for kids gift shop illusion geodes motion dizzy
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Reviewed December 5, 2018

Stand on the walls and balls roll uphill. The 40-minute tour is great for the kids. They haven't updated much from when I was there 15+ years ago but still was something to bring the kids too.More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Jim L, Owner at Cosmos Mystery Area, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We have made significant updates in 2018 and 2019. In 2018 we added a new path and independent outside exhibits for the newer house. We added soundproofing between the two rooms in each cabin and four new exhibits in each. in 2019 we will add...More

Reviewed November 28, 2018

You will walk away scratching your head wondering what just happened. A great place to stop that will have you talking about for years to come.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Jim L, Owner at Cosmos Mystery Area, responded to this reviewResponded December 14, 2018

Thanks for your review. We love our guests!

Reviewed November 15, 2018 via mobile

This was an awesome trip. We began in Manaus and really enjoyed the Ecopark Lodge. This gave us the chance to be part of the Amazon region. We also had a once in a life time chance to see “Jesus” in Rio as well as...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Elaine M
Reviewed November 13, 2018

We went here with our children and I can't really explain the experience except for saying WOW. It was fun, interactive and really makes you think what is happening! My children 10 & 8 really enjoyed it, and they also had fun cracking a geode...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Beth B
Reviewed October 31, 2018

Very slow paced and guide really tried to make this gimmick interesting as possible. Kid level humor. We took the tour/adventure during the July 4th season so numerous people present. the whole thing just felt lame and the "mysteries" were basic science as little kids...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Kory M
Reviewed October 22, 2018 via mobile

Supposedly the tour is really cool,but it was busy so we didn't go on the tour. We looked around and left. However we looked up You Tube videos and it looks like it could be fun,but it is a little prucey.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Laura R
Reviewed October 15, 2018

Tour guide Isabel was wonderful! She was patient, funny, and warm with all of the guests on a cold, blustery day. I highly recommend this to families or people of all ages! I've never been anywhere like it!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Lucy C
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

On a return visit to SD, the husband and I decided to try something we haven't seen before. This was definitely it! The tour guide was an absolute hoot! And the tricks, teases and stories she told were hilarious...and strange. Definitely a must do!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank merrileeshoultz
Reviewed October 2, 2018

My 11 year old granddaughter had a blast, and in fact wanted to go back. Warning - if you suffer from motion sickness, you may feel it. Definitely worth a visit.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Rachelle Y
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

Teens loved this and freaked them out at same time! Based on gravity and illusions. This is must see!

Date of experience: August 2018
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Michelle D
July 25, 2018|
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Response from cosmosmysteryarea | Property representative |
Hi, Michelle! We continue giving tours if it is just raining. However, if there is thunder/lightning or hail, we do cease tours and try to wait it out before resuming. If the severe weather does not let up, or you are unable... More
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TerryH1405
July 23, 2018|
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Response from 869connieg | Reviewed this property |
It is a dirt road but in good shape.
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Luke A
July 15, 2018|
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Response from rachelw020605 | Reviewed this property |
I wouldn’t think so. There’s hand rails and stairs that are all wood. Possibly slippery though. We didn’t experience rain when we visited.
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