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Cosmos Mystery Area Admission

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Cosmos Mystery Area Admission
Detail Duration: 30 minutes
Detail Open from 8 AM - 8 PM and tours run every 30 min with the last tour 30 minutes prior to closing.
Detail Appropriate for All Ages
Detail Both Cameras and Video Cameras are Permitted
Detail Gift Shop On-site
Cosmos Mystery Area Admission
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Here's your chance to visit the strangest place in the Black Hills; a interactive attraction where water runs uphill, where you can stand on walls, and the laws of physics are thrown out the window. Inside of the Mystery House, it feels like gravity no longer exists and another force is pulling at you while you're standing still. Surfaces may appear level, but you'll find out that they aren't at all. You have to experience this area to truly believe it.

Your ticket includes a 30-minute tour that showcases the family-friendly displays and activities focused on the intersection of science, mystery, and comedy. The tours run every 30 minutes beginning at 8:30 am and ending at 7:30 pm. It's interactive and the whole family will be able to participate as you see your taller family members suddenly appear shorter than the others and other optical illusions. These demonstrations and activities will boggle your mind! The guides are knowledgeable and know how to make this experience enjoyable for all ages. This is a physical experience you won't forget. This is great for any vacation to Rapid City! For the best trip, be sure to find similar things to do

History of the Cosmos

The Cosmos Mystery Area was discovered on accident. In 1952, two boys in college were searching the forest of Black Hills in search of the perfect spot to build a cabin for summer adventures. While searching, they stumbled upon this amazing area. They realized what they had found and experimented with the area, seeing what else they could find. The next year, they opened up their findings to the public; the old cabin and the surrounding area have been blowing minds since 1953. 

Frequently Asked Questions for Cosmos Mystery Area Admission:
  • What is included in the admission price for Cosmos Mystery Area?
    The price includes a 30-minute tour of the property.
  • Approximately how long could a customer plan to spend at Cosmos Mystery Area Admission?
    The tour is 30 minutes and guests usually spend another hour exploring the property.
  • What amenities are available?
    There is a gift shop.
  • Is photography & video recording allowed?
    Of course! Don't forget your cameras.
  • For what ages is Cosmos Mystery Area Admission appropriate?
    This is great for all ages.
  • Is parking available at Cosmos Mystery Area Admission?
    Yes, free parking is available at the location.