We LOVED cosmos and would love to go back sometime just because we could not get enough of it. Our tour guide (Keegan) was awesome and made the whole experience that much more amazing. Our tour lasted about half an hour and it was the best eight bucks person that I spent in Rapid City. Bottom line: Cosmos Rocks!!!
I thought that Cosmos was great!! I am curious as to if there is a "scientific" person out there that can explain how/why Cosmos is a hoax??
The "experience" is relatively short and it does commence in the gift shop.....but well worth the $$.....and why would any attraction owner NOT herd the masses into the gift shop??
Don't stop at the Cosmos if you are a grouchy adult. Go if you have young children or are a child at heart. I remember my family going to the Cosmos in 1971 (I was eight years old), and have very fond memories from that experience. My family had a reunion in July, and I knew that I had to go back. It was a different but still wonderful experience. What was most fun this time was watching the children in our group react to the "demonstrations" by the tour guide. The tour guide will make or break your experience. If you get there and you're the only ones waiting to go in...I would suggest waiting until there is a larger group; it's more fun.
The kids had fun with this gimmmicky attraction, and it was free for kids under 12, so we only paid $8 for one adult and several kids. However, it's not worth traveling out of your way to see. If you have kids and your already right in the area with a little extra time it is a a fun quick stop for the kids (about 30 minutes). Adults.. take dramamine before going through this attraction if you have it.
Who cares if its a hoax or if its real. Take it with a grain of salt and just have fun with it. The guides are humorous and just like anything else, it can only be as fun as you make it. I paid $26 to look at some bears up the road a ways where i sat in my car for 1hr waiting for people to get out of my way while my car started overheating and still had fun. If your not looking for the 8th wonder of the world, I think its pretty good.(Maybe a little pricey for as short as it was???????)
We went with the family and although you get a decent tour, you don't really get to look on your own. The cost was 7.50 a piece which is average for a Black Hills attraction. The real worth of the show was the pondering and wanting to know more after we left.
The Cosmos is a very interesting place. I've read a few opinions trying to debunk the myth of the strange gravitational pull. I'm still unsure what I believe. Some of the things that go on don't seem to have a scientific explanation, which you can either claim as trickery or something phenomenal. I'd lean toward the latter, but I'm no scientist. The tour guides were pretty knowledgeable but still couldn't explain completely, claiming it was unexplainable. Children 11 and under were free, so it would definitely be something fun for children, especially with all the interaction that the tour guide adds to it. The price was a little high otherwise considering that it was less about a 20 minute tour. There shouldn't be too much of a problem with queasy stomachs, but I probably wouldn't recommend it if you have a really weak stomach, the gravity might get to you.
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