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Arizona Balloon Works

Cottonwood, AZ
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Ranked #8 of 9 activities in Cottonwood
Type: Tours
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Farmington, New Mexico
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

You do have to get up in the morning early but that's with any balloon ride I guess. We all piled into a van and then took a 1 hour drive out somewhere south of Cottonwood. When we got there the balloons were getting filled and ready. There were two balloons and our group was split between the two. Most... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

My boyfriend and I went for our 6 month and it was not what we had expected at all. The crew was nice but the pilot was rude and inappropriate, talking about Vegas, drinking and chlamydia...Really?? Not to mention this was with several elderly people on the flight. The most disappointing thing however was the view. They advertise as it... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

Thoroughly enjoyable! Our pilot, Don was very knowledgeable. The view was terrific! We had a safe trip. Kudos to the ground crew! Nice job to all.

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Pahrump, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

I recently had a balloon flight with Arizona Balloon Works which has been on my bucket list for some time and i am thrilled that i did,...it was absolutely fantastic! Our pilot (Don Graham) even performed a water touch down, a "splash and dash", then with a blast of propane we again headed toward the heavens to look at the... More

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Nazareth, Pennsylvania
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

I have to agree with the majority of the reviews. We thought we would be flying over the beautiful red rocks of Sedona but instead were treated to a trip over dust, desert and highways. Absolutely nothing to see. The pilot also initially tried to land us in a petroleum company parking lot...really??!! Bought this as a Father's Day gift... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

I will make this short. I rode with this shabby operation in 2006. Long story short, we bounced off roofs and power lines of a local trailer park only to land in their neighborhood. Upon landing, the owner showed up in his van and saw the balloon deflating and jumped out of his moving vehicle to save it. Van rammed... More

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ABWcrew, General Manager at Arizona Balloon Works, responded to this review

Please disregard this post as the person writing this review flew with the company many years ago prior to the current ownership. We believe these comments are not indicative of our current experience. More

Cottonwood, Arizona, USA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2012

The staff and balloon pilots are fun, polite and full of knowledge! You get to see much more of the red rocks from this balloon company because of their location. You get a beautiful panoramic view. It gives a different perspective than being close and right on top of the red rocks in Sedona. I think they are a smaller... More

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Cape Cod Mass
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2012

We had to get up way to early and then when we arrived we had to wait as someone at the office told another couple a later time. Their was a lot of standing around and being told not to go near them while they were inflating the balloon. Which was for our safety. When in the air it was... More

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2012

The people are nice but very, very poor area covered on balloon ride---DO NOT TAKE!

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ABWcrew, General Manager at Arizona Balloon Works, responded to this review

Thank you for the comments regarding our crew. As to what you will see on during your flight, it is totally dependent on where the wind takes the balloon. More

New Hampshire
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2012

We had a similar experience to LadyNitrate's---extremely disappointed as we were expecting to fly over Sedona's beautiful red rocks---why would anyone fly anywhere else when the red rocks are right there! No...we flew over schrubs, dirt, and a few rabbits. And the "champagne brunch" was as LadyNitrate describes - ours was on the side of a road being travelled by... More

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