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Address: , Galena, IL 61036
Phone Number: (815) 520-0185
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AWESOME ADVENTURE!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
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Alsip, Illinois
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Wonder Lake, Illinois
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

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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Alsip, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

I don't even know where to start! This was on my bucket list but since I'm scared of heights I wasn't sure it was a good idea.....it was AMAZING!!! First of all everyone associated with Galena on the Fly at the National Balloon Festival in Indianola was incredible! They made it such an enjoyable experience. It was stunning, serene, and... More 

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Peoria, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

My wife and I had our our first balloon ride here and I can say it was an amazing experience! The captain (Andy) was phenomenal. He made the experience all the better with his expertise, his humor, his ability to put everybody at ease and his fantastic crew! Also, if you are like us, price is a key concern and... More 

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Huxley, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Galena on the Fly was awesome today! Great trip and Great Crew!! Thanks again for the awesome ride! Hope to see you again soon!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

My girlfriend had a hot air balloon ride on her bucket list, so when I found out that Andy with On the fly was offering balloon rides nearby I booked us a flight. Not only was his staff second to none, Andy the pilot made everyone feel comfortable and informed about "ballooning" while flying his passengers across beautiful Iowa skies.... More 

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Lanark, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Excellent! Awesome! Andy was a very entertaining and informative flyer. This was a wonderful present from our children for birthday presents for me and my husband. We were able to see 3-states and felt like we were floating at heights up to a mile. Highly recommended! Some of the people we flew with had to reschedule 6 to even 8... More 

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Chicago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

On Saturday July 18th I took my wife up to Galena for the day to take a sunrise hot air balloon ride. The day started with an informative review by the pilot and owner Andy Williams. I am not a big fan of heights but thankfully Andy was very sensitive about safety and making sure everyone was comfortable right from... More 

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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
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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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