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Address: Galena, IL 61036
Phone Number: (815) 520-0185
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Must Do!! Phenomenal!!!!

My flight this morning was a great way to top off my vacation. Andy our pilot was a very enjoyable person and taught us a lot about his balloon. The staff at Galena on the Fly was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 25, 2015
Farming101
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Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015 via mobile

My flight this morning was a great way to top off my vacation. Andy our pilot was a very enjoyable person and taught us a lot about his balloon. The staff at Galena on the Fly was also amazing they answered any question that I had about the balloon. The balloon and other equipment was in great shape it was... More 

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1 Thank Farming101
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015 via mobile

Andy and Galena On the Fly are hands down the greatest balloon ride company I have ever dealt with! From customer service to in-flight, the quality and standards of his business are outstanding. My wife and I drove over 1,000 miles from the east coast to fly with Andy based off of a recommendation from a family friend. We went... More 

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2 Thank Francis C
illinois
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15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

I scheduled a ride for my husband's birthday, using their phone number, and leaving a message but never could get a confirmation. Two phone calls and an email message asking for a confirmation, and nada. Discussing my angst with a friend, I learned the same thing had happened to her a few years earlier. She said when they finally got... More 

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Hawthorn Woods, Illinois
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

This experience was my husband's 60th Birthday gift and he REALLY enjoyed every minute of it! Our daughter and her boyfriend joined him and were really happy they did it as well! Expecting some beautiful fall colors the middle of October ... Not as great as expected, but the rolling hills and farmland in Galena is really breathtaking! Andy did... More 

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1 Thank Aruba_1st_Timers
Moline, Illinois
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 via mobile

We stayed at Galena for 5 days and called and booked a flight for our last night. We talked to Andy and he explained everything to us. He even sent us a text the day of to make sure everything was still okay Our flight was scheduled for 6 pm. When we got there, Andy informed us that the wind... More 

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2 Thank Ty H
ILLINOIS
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130 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

Went on this fantastic ride for our 25th anniversary as well as a bucket list check off. The crew was great, very personal with everyone, helpful with knowledge of their experience. We took the sunrise flight which was breathtaking. They did a good job with notifying us the night before regarding weather conditions. Andy was a great guide. Talkative, good... More 

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2 Thank petlovr67
Galena, Illinois
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

From the moment we arrived, the night was beautiful and calm. The pilot, Andy, gave clear and direct instructions for lift off. He paid attention to detail and made sure that everyone was comfortable. With no wind in the sky, we drifted across the Territory Lake and flew North West toward Wisconsin. Andy pointed out different towns and land masses... More 

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2 Thank krw92
Honolulu, Hawaii
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

Took my mom and two nieces on this fantastic journey. Our pilot, Andy, was informative and funny! It was a beautiful day and the ride was so peaceful and smooth. Andy treated us to champagne and chocolate at the end to celebrate a successful flight. Definitely a day to remember. Thanks for taking such good care of us :)

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2 Thank Kristen H
Wonder Lake, Illinois
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 via mobile

Would never recommend On the fly balloon rides, and will never book another flight through On the fly balloon rides. I booked a flight for my wife and I for our anniversary. She had never flown in a balloon and I was going to surprise her. I booked the flight almost a month in advance. A couple days before the... More 

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3 Thank Ron S
Alsip, Illinois
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24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015 via mobile

Weather conditions can be an issue but the operator of this attraction keeps you well informed and even calls or text you with a final decision for that evenings flight we had a great flight over the Galena territory saw a lot of good sites the operator of the balloon was very knowledgeable of the entire area pointing out things... More 

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