What a rip off. The attraction was one broken down shack on the side of a hill. The illusions were ok, but less than a half our later our family felt like we were robbed at gunpoint for how much we lost.
When we emailed them for more information and cost, they wouldn't tell us cost and didn't respond until after we we got back even though we emailed for information in plenty of time. Definetly not an attraction worth going to.
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.
If you have kids, say around 10 years old, its worth the trip, btu be preparared to fork out $8 each for a 15 minute tour...
About 80% seems like obvious scams to those who passed high school physics, but they do a good job of entertaining you. If you are on the way from Mt Rushmore to Rapid City,
It was an interactive tour! That was cool. It's hard to describe what all happened and you'll just have to go and experience it for yourself! I recommend you take a camcorder to get all the fun on video!
We only went to this place because of my 15 year old nephew. He and his father thought it was cool. I thought it was ridiculous and kind of boring. Basically you hike uphill to an old shack that is lopsided and the tour guide "amazes" you with stunts. Real or not??? I don't know but I wasn't buying it. The tour guide was funny and did try his hardest. We had a group of fun people in our tour which helped. As far as price, my family wasn't the ones who paid and I am glad. We were not impressed.
We really enjoyed our tour. I've seen some people say it was pricy, but in comparison to the other things I forked out money for...Reptile Gardens, Rushmore Cave, parking at Mt. Rushmore...this was reasonable and my 10-year-old son got in free.
It's puzzling, and I don't know exactly how it is all done. Is it all an optical illusion? Don't know, don't care, it was a blast. Both of my kids got to interact. I did get a dizzy feeling, it felt like the shack was moving at times. Very cool, and it really isn't too far off the road like others have said.
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.
We had spent about 4 days at Yellowstone and then 2 days at Rushmore completely satisfied with the quality of entertainment and the numerous things to do until we decided to go to the Cosmos.
We were both unimpressed with The Cosmos. Our tour lasted no more than maybe 10 minutes. Our tour guide made a few funny jokes, walked us through 3 different "wonders of the cosmos" and then the tour ended as soon as it started! I thought this might have been a mixture of Tom Sawyer's Island (Disney World) and Grandpa's House at Silver Dollar City (Branson, Mo.) but it wasn't. It wasn't what I was expecting at all. In fact, I was tempted to ask for my $16.00 back, but left in disbelief of what just happened. Not at the wonderment of the Cosmos, but of the entire experience!
I'm not sure what to suggest here other than for others to NOT go back. I felt it was a waste of time and money.
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