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Big Sky Balloon Company

1859 NE Maple ave, Redmond, OR 97756
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Ranked #7 of 17 Attractions in Redmond
Type: Tours, Adventure
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Owner description: Big Sky Balloon Company offers scenic balloon flights over the high desert of Central Oregon. Sunrise flights departing from Redmond 15 miles north of Bend OR.

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Portland, Oregon
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

A really unique way to see, well, Earth. We slowly floated over farms, a canyon and its river, Smith Rock, and a corn maze (OH NO GODZILLA), and it was all amazing to take in. Even junked cars took on a beautiful, train-set appearance. Surrounding us on the horizon were snow-capped mountains. A flock of geese honked while flying under... More

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Madras, Oregon
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2011

We took a balloon trip for our 10th anniversary and had a wonderful time. Darren is great and knows the area well. The views were gorgeous.

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Mammoth Lakes, California
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43 reviews 43 reviews
12 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2010

My boyfriend arranged a balloon ride as a surprise for my 30th birthday. It was SO fun and SO memorable! Darren was friendly, professional and my boyfriend tells me that he "inspired confidence" from the very first call. The scenery was gorgeous (visit Smith Rock State Park before you fly for an extra special trip above Redmond). It is unbelievably... More

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Terrebonne, Oregon
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2010

Very cool trip. We would highly recommend doing a trip w. pilot Darren at Big Sky Balloon Company. We like to try and do one extra special thing while my dad is visiting and this fit the bill perfectly. My dad liked it better than his sky diving experience because he was able to really enjoy being up and floating... More

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Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2010

at least once in every persons life a balloon ride is recommended this is a ride of a life time that I will never forget

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Panama City Beach, Florida
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2010

A must try. Make this a bucket list experience. While visiting in Redmond, Oregon-August 2010, some family members and I decided to try our first hot air balloon flight together. What a beautiful area to slowly glide over. Wonderful to see views of Smith Rock and other beautiful landscape, wildlife, etc. while floating through the skies. A fantastic experience. I... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2010

My wife and I took a flight with Darren in June and it was awesome. Neither of us had ever been in a balloon before and I'd highly recommend it. I don't like heights myself, but the balloon just drifts along with the breeze and it's very stable — much smoother than any airplane or helicopter I've been on. Darren... More

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