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Address: 24040 Cosmos Rd., Rapid City, SD 57702
Phone Number: +1 605-343-9802
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9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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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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Neat place

Our guide was wonderful, she really tried to make sure anyone who wanted to be a participant could be. It was cool to see how this little place could defy all we knew about... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Robin P
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Huntington Beach
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Went with my daughter and we had a great time! The tour guide was exceptional and loved the fact that you can even try it.

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Thank laurien470
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4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our guide was wonderful, she really tried to make sure anyone who wanted to be a participant could be. It was cool to see how this little place could defy all we knew about gravity. The kids really enjoyed it. Then we got a geode afterward(additional cost) All in all a quick fun stop.

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Duluth, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I finally got to live my nerdy fangirl dream. I had to see this area in dedication of the show Supernatural. If you're a fan, you get it. Overall just a fun little place to check out. The whole "feel" of gravity is definitely odd and you can't appreciate it until you feel and witness it with your own eyes.... More 

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Trophy Club, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was an interesting stop, and the kids loved it. Tip: if you get motion sickness, skip this attraction. The tour took about 45 minutes and we all had fun with the optical illusions. This was our niece's favorite part of the week-long trip.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Our family enjoyed checking this place out . The wait wasnt very long . One thing you have to walk up a hill and if your un stable on your feet it would be hard . Not for handicap . Some members in our family did get dizzy . Hold your children's hand because it can be hard walking in... More 

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Thank Rainy F
Estherville, Iowa
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8 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The kids loved this place!! It was fun to watch the experiments the tour guide performed. It does seem a bit over priced for the length of the tour.

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Ottumwa, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago 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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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 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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