Things Are A Little Off At The Cosmos Mystery Area

Dec 5, 2021 | 0 comments

One of the oldest attractions in the Black Hills is the Cosmos Mystery Area.  Located a short way from Rapid City and Mt Rushmore, the story goes that two college boys were scouting the area for a place to build a cabin and discovered a spot where mysterious things seemed to occur.  So they stayed and built the Cosmos cabins. 

One of the “cabins”
That’s my brother Fr Tom McDermott
Visitors Center

This family friendly place takes visitors on a 45 minute guided hike with stops that challenge your understanding of physics and gravity.  Water flows uphill and balls roll the wrong way.  If you are prone to motion sickness, this may not be for you. 

The trees bend different directions
The Hike Up
Things start to get strange…
How far can you lean?
Walking is a Challenge

Young or old, be sure to check out the Cosmos Mystery Area when you are in the Black Hills. Looking for more fun things to do in the Black Hills? Check out all our articles on our South Dakota page.

Lesa McDermott

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