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Black Hills Balloons

PO Box 210, Custer, SD 57730
(605) 673-2520
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Ranked #3 of 4 activities in Custer
Type: Tours
Owner description: With over 20 years of local tour experience, the largest and most modern hot air balloons in the five-state region; Black Hills Balloons has helped... more » Owner description: With over 20 years of local tour experience, the largest and most modern hot air balloons in the five-state region; Black Hills Balloons has helped thousands of people see things from a different point of view! Black Hills Balloons has a capacity ranging from two to twelve passengers per balloon, and can accommodate nearly any size sightseeing party. Balloon flying is approximately a three-hour activity, consisting of the inflation and launch, the flight itself that is approximately one hour in the air, the pack up and the traditional champagne toast with return-to-base ride. Sunrise, when winds are calm and cool, is the only time of day flights are available. Weather permitting of course. « less
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Poulsbo, Washington
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Go ahead and make a reservation to mark this off your bucket list! Steve and his crew were amazing. He has 30 years of experience flying a balloon, and it shows. When you first talk to him or meet him, you may think he is being short tempered or curt, but in reality, he is super focused on safety. He... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Everything was so well planned and executed! Booking the flight was easy and the staff were friendly and knowledgable. The website is a bit outdated and doesn't have much info, but I read precious reviews and am so glad I did! Our pilot Walter was awesome and the flight itself was gorgeous!!!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

Great place for a balloon ride and to see the black hills from the air. Steve (our pilot) is a genuinely nice guy and has years of experience. He is safe and really knows his stuff. For anyone wanting to try a hot air balloon can highly recommend.

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Bismarck
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

From beginning to end this was a great experience. The tour operators were on time and very professional and informative. Steve our pilot came with years of flying and was a great tour guide also. The mimosa and muffins at the end was a great final touch. Highly recommend to anyone want to try a hot air balloon ride.

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South Dakota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

A beautiful way to see the Black Hills of South Dakota. Exciting and very scenic. Could see Elk and Deer, Harney Peak and Crazy Horse Mountain.

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Medowie, Australia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2012

This was a great way to see the beautiful Black Hills of Dakota. Tour operators were exactly on time, and the whole operation couldn't have been conducted more courteously and efficiently. Well worth the money for a totally different, unique experience. Thoroughly recommend.

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Williamsville, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

My first ever experience in a hot air balloon - and enjoyed every second of it. Arrived at the launch site in time to see a beautiful sunrise, had beautiful views in every direction, peaceful and awesome sights, and the wind provided a long and breathtaking flight. Our pilot, Walter, was extremely capable especially for our "high speed" landing, which... More

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Blythewood, South Carolina
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39 reviews 39 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

What a great day / location for a balloon adventure. Albeit a bit expensive ($295 per person) for the length of the flight, the views and the flight were stunning. The weather and wind cooperated and the landing was as soft as down!! I would have enjoyed a "higher" ascension and a longer flight but for the first-timers in the... More

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Prairie Village, Kansas
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62 reviews 62 reviews
24 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

My wife booked this trip a week in advance for me, her, and three children. We were told to arrive at 5:30 a.m. across the street from our hotel. The tour operator called my wife's cell phone the night before to confirm the time (5:30 a.m.) and place (across the street from our hotel) for our meeting. The following morning... More

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Dallas, TX
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3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2011

It was one of the coolest things we have ever done. It is so peaceful. I thought I might be affraid, but there is really nothing scary about it. Our Pilot "Walter", had a lot of great stories and made everyone feel comfortable. Don't miss it if you have a chance.

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