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Address: , Cottonwood, AZ
Phone Number: 928-399-9833
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Nice baloon ride but not in Sedona did not see red rocks at all

The baloon ridge was over the verde river near Cottonwood. The he views were pretty and it was fun to go high up and low down, but if you want to go near the red rocks of S Edina... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
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Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

We organized our balloon ride through a company called Soaring Adventures. They directed us to a "Sedona" balloon outfitter which turned out to be "Arizona Balloon Works." We specifically scheduled a SEDONA ride but ended up in a very boring desert landscape. We paid quite a bit of money and everyone in our group was very disappointed. So, if you... More 

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WBOwner, Owner at Arizona Balloon Works, responded to this review

I truly am sorry you feel the way you do about the mornings adventure, we thought it was an absolutely spectacular morning. As I shared with you, I purchased the assets of Arizona Balloon Works from its prior owners as of June 1st, 2015. Anything you received prior to that date I don't even have access to. We are actively... More 

Eveleth, Minnesota
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

I should have taken heed to other reviews. It was ok but not much to see but desert, farmland and brush. Went with Arizona balloon works as it was the most reasonable and we had several tours planned for the weekend. It was also very crowded so,hard to take pictures. Most importantly is the website and brochure both say there... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

The baloon ridge was over the verde river near Cottonwood. The he views were pretty and it was fun to go high up and low down, but if you want to go near the red rocks of S Edina don't go with these guys. They don't have permission to fly near sedona. This should be made clear in all advertising.... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This was a great trip! Girls week celebrating birthdays, we all had a great time. I was a little nervous to go up (fear of heights), but it was a really easy, gradual ascent and descent and the winds were just right. Capt. was very knowledgeable about the area that we flew over and pointed out many interesting sights. After... More 

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Springfield, Missouri
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

The AZ Balloon Works company was WONDERFUL! They placed safety in mind. They had highly experienced pilots. We are from the midwest, so we appreciated learning about the different desert landscape plants (and animals). Our pilot was knowledgeable about dessert landscape and regions we flew over. He even gave details of stories of landowners below and winery estate. He tells... More 

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Perrysburg, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

I won this balloon ride at an auction in Ohio. The staff was courteous and friendly from the moment I scheduled our flight. It does start early - lift off at 6AM. We were picked up in Sedona by Junior and driven to our launch site. Don was our pilot and he was a hoot! Beautiful scenery and our balloon... More 

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Washington, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Incredible trip! Everyone was so nice. Don nailed an excellent landing. He was so funny too! Cheaper than other area balloon companies. Had sparkling white wine and breakfast aftwards. Would highly recommend!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

For us we had a great time. I do not understand why others did not have fun? We had a great time. We got there just before sunrise and the staff was getting the balloon ready for flight. The driver, a wounded vet, was funny and accommodating. The pilot was knowledgeable and it was a pleasure flying with him. He... More 

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Mesquite, Texas
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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