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Galena On The Fly

Galena, IL 61036
(815) 520-0185
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Ranked #4 of 20 Activities in Galena
Type: Tours
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Saint Charles, Illinois
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
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
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Dubuque, Iowa
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Galena on the Fly is awesome! Great crew and great flight! First time ever doing a hot air balloon ride! One of the best experiences of my life! Andy is a great tour guide in the sky! It was a beautiful clear morning and you could see far off into the distance! Can check this off the bucket list! I... More

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Elizabeth, Illinois
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

We looked forward to our 1st hot air balloon ride, primarily to view the NW IL colors of tree leaves. We were concerned that the day was too windy and cloudy for the 4:30 p.m. flight, but at my 2 p.m. check-in phone call, I was told the flight would now be 4:45, and that the weather should be much... More

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Frankfort, Illinois
Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
18 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

Over the past ten plus years, we have had the opportunity to take twenty-three hot air balloon rides eight of them with Galena On The Fly. What an experience; nothing compares. The following thoughts help capture the experience: "Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of earth, and danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings; Sunward I've climbed and joined the... More

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Wayland, IA
15 reviews 15 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

My father and I took a hot air balloon ride last weekend. It was on his bucket list and was a gift from my mother. She didn't want him to go alone...so I got to go too. I am afraid of heights and falling...so I was very apprehensive. IT WAS AWESOME! Andy, the pilot and owner, is fantastic. He is... More

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Madison, Wisconsin, United States
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

Andy and the crew were great. The ride was beautiful and worth every penny. Customer service was outstanding. Specifically, my wife thought she had left her sunglasses in their transport van. We called, and they went out of their way to offer to check around at the restaurants and hotels we were at (we're not from the area), we told... More

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Peosta, Iowa, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

What a cool experience I had last night with the Galena on the Fly hot air balloon ride. Andy was an awesome pilot, tour guide, and host. I seen some of the best sites from a mile up. All I can say this morning is way cool. Thank you Andy, Kate and the crew you were all great.

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Des Moines, Iowa
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

I really cannot say enough wonderful things about Galena on the Fly. In my opinion, absolutely worth each and every penny. I scheduled a flight for myself and husband as a surprise for his birthday over the weekend in Galena. Although I usually had to leave a message when calling, they always got back to me very promptly. Andy, the... More

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