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Cosmos Mystery Area Admission provided by Cosmos Mystery Area

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Cosmos Mystery Area Admission

Cosmos Mystery Area Admission
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About
Located amongst the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota, the Cosmos Mystery Area is a unique, family friendly attraction. Guests can enjoy a 30 minute tour that displays how mystery, comedy, and science collide as they participate in hands-on experiments and educational entertainment.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 40m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 40m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 65674P1
Call 800-130-2207
Important information
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • Entry/Admission - Cosmos Mystery Area
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation to/from attractions
Duration
40m
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Not wheelchair or stroller accessible
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • Entry/Admission - Cosmos Mystery Area
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation to/from attractions
Duration
40m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Not wheelchair or stroller accessible
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Popular mentions

4.5
74 reviews
Excellent
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Very good
19
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Cathy F
11 contributions
Truly a DON'T MISS Attraction for All Ages!
Aug 2021
This is truly a DON'T MISS attraction in the Black Hills! We made a last minute decision to take the tour ( 10 adults and 2 kids ages 8, 10) - it turned out to be one of everyone's favorite stops! Crazy, weird, but fun place! Tour takes about 20 min or so and our guide was delightful! It does mess with your head - and create kind of a sea-sick feeling - did have one member of our group step out because she was a little nauseated, but all in all - a very interesting experience! Bought a bag of Cosmos Mining Co Gem Mining dirt (the Lucky Strike bag size) from the shop to take home for some little neighbor girls to sift through - unbelievable number of different rocks were found in it (24 I think in all) - what a great idea for rock lovers! Be sure to check this place out! WORTH IT!
Written 30 August 2021
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jimlaj
Thanks Cathy. We target our tours for 40 minutes, so I hope it only felt like twenty. Come back soon.
Written 31 August 2021
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Emilie O
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates75 contributions
Fun and new
Cool experience but not for young kids under 5, we had 2 kids that ere upset and cried the whole time. Guides are nice and personsble
Written 28 July 2021
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jimlaj
Thank you very much for the review.
Written 29 July 2021
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Katie
Sheridan, WY251 contributions
Don't Go Pregnant
Jul 2021
Let me start by saying DO NOT GO PREGNANT. I have been here several times and have always been fine. Going pregnant really messed with my vertigo and made me feel so sick that I had to step out early.
My boyfriend and I took his 5 year old. It was a first time for both of them and they really enjoyed it. I do wish they did a couple more demonstrations or things for the kids because it's a lot of talking and the kids get bored really easy waiting to try things for themselves.
We also did the geode cracking, which the 5 year old enjoyed because of the "diamonds" in the rocks.
Written 28 July 2021
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jimlaj
Thanks for the review.
Written 29 July 2021
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Al R
2 contributions
Well worth the cost
Jul 2021 • Family
It was amazing. We loved it. All my children from 10 to 22 loved it and couldn't stop talking about it all day.
Written 18 July 2021
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jimlaj
Thanks very much!
Written 20 July 2021
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Kimberly S
Cuyahoga Falls, United States12 contributions
Not worth the money
Jul 2021
My teenage boys enjoyed the tricks and optical illusions but my husband and I felt like it was a waste of money. It was 30-40 minutes to walk up a hill and experience a few "tricks". There are better values in town to spend time and money.
Written 3 July 2021
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jimlaj
Sorry you felt that way. Enjoy your time in the Black Hills.
Written 4 July 2021
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Guide457520
Thornton, CO4 contributions
Unique and fun
Jun 2021
A fun, mind bending stop. Unique experience, fun demonstrations and quippy jokes from the tour guide kept us laughing and entertained. Our guide seemed very experienced and gave good safety instructions so the tour was best enjoyed by all ages. Very memorable. Be prepared for steep walking (handrails available) and a bit of dizziness.
Written 2 July 2021
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jimlaj
Our guides are the best. Thanks for stopping by.
Written 4 July 2021
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Nicole B
Dubai, United Arab Emirates946 contributions
Silly Mysteries
Jun 2021
Silly "mysteries" and optical illusions bedazzle some and strain the ankles of others. Guide was good. Lots of kid-friendly things to do additionally, like gem mining.
Written 28 June 2021
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jimlaj
Thanks for the review.
Written 30 June 2021
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LindaKayC
Fresno, CA544 contributions
Fun side trip
Well worth the stop. Be prepared to get a bit dizzy. There is some slopped walking so be prepared for that. They do have hand rails. Plenty of parking, small gift shop, a few treats and drinks. Enjoy!
Written 19 June 2021
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jimlaj
Thanks for the revie.
Written 30 June 2021
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Heather P
Dell Rapids, SD3 contributions
Awesome
Jun 2021 • Couples
The tour was great! Our tour guide was super fun! We did the 930 tour yesterday! If you're looking for something unique, this is it!
Written 19 June 2021
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jimlaj
We think so too. Thanks!
Written 30 June 2021
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Payten C
1 contribution
Could've been better
Jun 2021 • Couples
I wasn't going to leave a review but since you are prompting me to do so, I will. I first came to the Cosmos back when I was a little girl on vacation with my family. It has always stuck with me and I was excited to take my fiance to experience it. We booked an 11:00 Tuesday slot (06/15/2021). First, our group was WAY too large. We couldn't all fit into the large building and my fiance and I ended up having to stand outside the doorway while our guide spoke and then while crammed inside the building we had kids flying around the room stepping on us, etc. This would've been okay if our guide wasn't rushing the group. She repeatedly told us we would have all the time in the world to try out the demos and get to take pics, etc. and then spent half the time snapping at people to hurry and move on. Because the group was half children of course we let them do it all but this meant we basically paid to watch kids experience it. We were not the only childless adults there and the others expressed the same frustrations. Fun, but definitely NOT worth the money. By the second room our guide was very clearly annoyed and didn't even bother hiding it. I totally understand she needed to stay on a schedule and there was another tour behind us, but that is NOT our problem. The tours were overbooked, plain and simple. She didn't offer to take pics for anyone and we had to ask another family to while she just stood in the corner looking pissed. As we walked down the hill multiple of us in the group mentioned feeling disappointed and RUSHED (we barely got any time for anything, got one pic because the room was so packed and the activities were all full) and like we wasted money. All in all, very disappointing that something I was so excited to do again as an adult was overshadowed by bad attitudes and time limits.
Written 18 June 2021
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jimlaj
Sorry you felt that way. We will work to address your concerns.
Written 19 June 2021
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560catherined
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Goofy
I've been coming to Cosmos Mystery Area practically since it opened. Our group of 8 family members went this August
SteveWI0001
SteveWI0001
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Loved it! Don't miss this.
What a fun place! Our guide was Michael--he made the experience a lot of fun and entertaining. The idea of defyin
Peter L
Peter L
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Fun Place
Visited 7/21/21. Grandkids loved it, and even though it was poring rain they still had a good time. Guide tried to
Z2702WOjenniferm
Z2702WOjenniferm
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Must-See Stop For Kids
We decided to check out the Cosmo Mystery Area for my 9 year old son. Of course he loved it and felt completely bef
Sara K
Sara K
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Weird
This was fun and weird at the same time, so if you visit, just go with it, and have a good time. Everyone in the c
Mljuno
Mljuno
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Kid’s favorite part of trip!!
I was here with my parents (73 & 68), my sister (47), nephew (24), and 2 kids 14 & 9. We all loved this place!! I
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SC7694
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Loved it and would recommend to everyone!
My entire group loved our experience here! We all agreed that it was interesting, fun and well worth our time to vi
williamo126
williamo126
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Fun!
Kids love this place. It is a fun place for kids of all ages. So bring your kids and enjoy the illusions. It is
Jenna S
Jenna S
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Save your Money
Anyone with half a brain can figure this place out, maybe it's kool for elementary aged kids, butit was just meh to
VerEChoosE
VerEChoosE
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MUST DO!!! Don't miss out!
I have been to one of these types of places before when in California, so I really wanted to take my friend here wh
dianamA5317XE
dianamA5317XE
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Not for the faint of heart
OMGeeeeee! This place is completely wild to experience. If you have trouble with motion sickness or vertigo, don't
05debbyw
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Vacation
Very fun place to go. My husband and I went and our guide made this alot of fun for our group. The kids in the gro
brianwC8434BV
brianwC8434BV
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Mind blown!!!
Certainly out of the ordinary! It's a great spot to hit up while touring the area. Thanks to Michael he was a grea
LaurenPbi
LaurenPbi
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DON’T visit if you care at all about COVID and social distancing
The experience itself is really fun and my kids, 9 and 5, loved it. However, it is a guided group tour. Our group h
lovetime2vacation
lovetime2vacation
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Crazy optical illusion
Worth the 11 bucks a head just to see how you react to going inside the building. I had to close my eyes until my
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