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Cosmos Mystery Area

24040 Cosmos Rd., Rapid City, SD 57702
+1 605-343-9802
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Quirky, fun place

When we told friends and family we were going to South Dakota for vacation, nobody mentioned this... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Wichita, Kansas
via mobile

Guided tour up a hill to a shack that is built at an angle. The area inside and outside allow you... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ernest M
Delray Beach, Florida
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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 30-minute tour will amaze and delight adults and children of all ages.
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good33%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“our tour guide” (60 reviews)
“up hill” (15 reviews)
“black hills” (72 reviews)
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24040 Cosmos Rd., Rapid City, SD 57702
+1 605-343-9802
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When we told friends and family we were going to South Dakota for vacation, nobody mentioned this place. It definitely gets over shadowed by the other tourist destinations in the area. We really liked it. Our tour guide was very fun and made the short...More

Thank ginae75
Reviewed 1 week ago

Guided tour up a hill to a shack that is built at an angle. The area inside and outside allow you to experience strange gravity defying stunts. Inexpensive fee.

Thank Ernest M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not necessarily complaining about the pricing, but at $11/pp for a 30 min tour is a little much. But I will say that I would pay it again because of the experience for my kids. Definitely a mind trip and worth going. Just don't expect...More

Thank Melanie B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is interesting and fun, just overpriced for a family. I have been to others in the Ozarks that did a much better job.

Thank Todd G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I thought this place was way overpriced. It was a neat experience, but if I had the trip to do over, I would skip this place.

Thank ArmyWife_2006
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hard to imagine that there are spots like this in nature that seem to defy physics, but this is truly one. Lots of interesting demonstrations, and while in the crooked shack especially, it feels like gravity increased fivefold.

Thank agentredfox
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A lot of fun and a great place for teens, kids, adults. Will amaze those of all ages. The guides are great and very informative.

Thank Paul W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Water runs uphill. Buildings created to confuse and confound. Walking and coordination required as there is a lot of uphill/downhill. Get ready to lean at 45 degree angles to remain upright. Great gift shop with something for everyone.

Thank williamcK3608VC
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It's really fun to see water goes up, yes UP.. Tour time is about 20min and if you are going at the time of long weekend then expect 30 minutes of wait time. However, this place is not good for people who have vertigo. Entry...More

1  Thank avanisaklecha
Reviewed 9 September 2017

We enjoyed a recent vacation in the Rapid City area, a family with kids aged 9 and 12. Cosmos Mystery Area tops our list when we talk about our favourite activities on our trip. It's hard to impress a 12-year-old, but even she loved it!...More

Thank Eskimos10
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Susan C
7 March 2017|
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Response from Fontamama | Reviewed this property |
They don't open until April according to their website - since they are an outdoor event and in the Black Hills that makes a lot of sense! Yes there is a charge to get in..... 2017 PRICING $11 for those 12 years and older $6... More
Sheila H
6 February 2017|
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Response from Anna O | Reviewed this property |
Yes from 10am-6pm i believe
1 June 2016|
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Response from Thomas W | Reviewed this property |
nope, lots of walking up steps, and bare ground.