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Address: Galena, IL 61036
Phone Number: (815) 520-0185
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My daughter went on the hot air balloon ride. Price $190. Launch was at the Eagle Ridge resort. The pilot of the balloon is very well established in galena and has been doing this... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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Joliet, Illinois
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Lombard, Illinois
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Took our money. Canceled due to weather. Refused to fly with us and wouldn't return our money we paid. AWFUL AWFUL experience. Run.

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Joliet, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

My daughter went on the hot air balloon ride. Price $190. Launch was at the Eagle Ridge resort. The pilot of the balloon is very well established in galena and has been doing this for 20 years. Pilot was very friendly and knowledgeable. Flight was 1 hr and they landed just over the border in wisconsin. At the end of... More 

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Davenport, Iowa
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

My husband and I had a wonderful time. The experience was breath-taking. For those of you that are afraid of heights- it was fantastic...no worries. The pilot and his crew were very skilled, accommodating and they were entertaining, to boot. Couldn't have asked for a better first-time experience. We'll be back!!! Thanks Galena On The Fly :)

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Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

What an adventure. A bucket list to do. Thrilling sights such as watching the Sunrise, traveling over the Mississippi River at a height of 4500 feet. A must for everyone to try.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014 via mobile

Went on a balloon ride in the early morning on a beautiful fall day. Had a wonderful time and was kept entertained by the pilot/owner. Wonderful service from start to champagne toast finish!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Galena On The Fly hot air ballon experience was AMAZING! Every part of my journey was interesting and enjoyable! You begin by watching the balloon inflate and then climb in the basket to take flight! I am literally afraid of everything that may cause any bodily injury and still surprised I made the trip AND ENJOYED IT SO MUCH! I... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

This review is all about how we were treated when the owner operator told us he could not accommodate an evening ride on any of the days that we were able to go. we asked for the name of alternative companies that might be able to accommodate our wish. His response? "are you kidding me?" Our question "Will you not... More 

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Villa Park, Illinois
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I have been afraid of heights since 5 years old but this balloon ride was AWESOME !! Floating above the pastures and woodlands of NW Illinois with 15 other people; watching the deer and cattle run away from our balloon; looking over the landscape from 4700 feet; it's all wonderous. A bit pricey (paid $190 a piece) but if it's... More 

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illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Although highly anticipated and a bucket list item we were disappointed when he called to cancel our trip due to weather. He called about 3 hrs before launch and the skies were clear and sunny. 3.5 hrs later as we would have been in midflight a violent storm struck the area. These guys are pros and take zero risks. we... More 

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Ashton, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Not only was the balloon ride itself absolutely amazing, but it is so obvious that Andy and Kate love what they do! The customer service was spectacular. My husband and I went up during the Balloon Festival in June and the whole experience was so fantastic! Well worth the money!

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Address: Address: Galena, IL 61036
Phone Number: (815) 520-0185
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Galena

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