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Cosmos Mystery Area

24040 Cosmos Rd, Rapid City, SD 57702-7414
+1 605-343-9802
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Fun for the Kids-Ok for the Adults

Visited with my Wife and kids aged 2,5,8, and 12. $10 each so for a larger family it can be a bit... read more

Reviewed 26 November 2017
Stanton, Iowa

The Cosmos Mystery Area is based on the story of two guys that decided to build a cabin in the... read more

Reviewed 23 October 2017
Roy Z
Rapid City, South Dakota
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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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24040 Cosmos Rd, Rapid City, SD 57702-7414
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Reviewed 26 November 2017

Visited with my Wife and kids aged 2,5,8, and 12. $10 each so for a larger family it can be a bit much. Kids had fun with the optical illusions. My wife thought it was fine. I had tummy troubles, so if you get sea...More

Thank maranville826
Reviewed 23 October 2017

The Cosmos Mystery Area is based on the story of two guys that decided to build a cabin in the woods and found that, after it was built, strange things happened there such as balls rolling up hill, shorter people appeared as tall as or...More

Thank Roy Z
Reviewed 9 October 2017 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 7 October 2017

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 26 September 2017 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 22 September 2017

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 20 September 2017

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 19 September 2017

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 18 September 2017

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 14 September 2017

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
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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
31 May 2016|
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Response from Thomas W | Reviewed this property |
nope, lots of walking up steps, and bare ground.