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Address: 24564 US Hwy 16/385, Custer, SD 57730
Phone Number: 605.673.2163.
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Just do it!

Have taken my friend on this. She had never been on a helluvacopter before. I spent way too much time on them in the military, but great to see my beautiful Black Hills from the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2015
Bearclaw6
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Union Center, South Dakota
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Union Center, South Dakota
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157 reviews 157 reviews
20 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Have taken my friend on this. She had never been on a helluvacopter before. I spent way too much time on them in the military, but great to see my beautiful Black Hills from the air! Put my kids on it when they come to visit. They will become avid rotorheads :-)

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Shady Cove, Oregon
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014 via mobile

It was our first helicopter ride and loved it. Mark, our pilot, was really nice and explained where we were all the time along with history of each site. It was really windy but Mark told us ahead of time in each spot that we might feel the wind more and why we couldn't fly lower and closer to the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Class act! We know helicopters, and these folks are operating equipment in excellent condition. My husband is a helicopter pilot, and he was impressed with our tour pilot's skill. I just thought she was really friendly and made the flight a lot of fun. Helicopters are expensive, so this isn't cheap - worth every penny! Mount Rushmore from the air... More 

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MN
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Years ago on another Black Hills trip I kicked myself for not taking time to do this. This time around made it a point that I was going to take my first helicopter ride. So glad I did!! I sat beside the pilot in the front and honestly was nervous never having been off the ground before and told her... More 

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Dls Tx
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Black Hills Aerial Adventure-Helicopter Tours South Dakota On 9-2-14 we took a tour at Mt Rushmore about 35-40 minutes. It was terrific. Our pilot, Mark, was professional and knowledgeable. He kept the atmosphere light, he knew how nervous I was and assured me along the way. On 9-3-14 we took a tour at Badlands heloport which was around 20 minutes.... More 

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Chadron, Nebraska, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We took a Black Hills area helicopter ride to celebrate my husband's 50th birthday. What a great trip! My husband was grinning the entire time. We couldn't have had a better chopper pilot (Jim)...informative and fun. We saw Mt. Rushmore, Crazy Horse, Deadwood, Lead mines, Harney Peak, etc. Searched for Mountain Goats and suprised a few Antelope. It was a... More 

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rapid city sd
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6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 via mobile

I am a resident in the beautiful black Hills who hikes often. Any time I want to take a relaxing, quite hike in the custer area, the loud Black Hills Aerial Adventure helicopter comes rumbling around like every five minutes! I just don't enjoy hiking as much in custer because of this. Tourists, I suggest just hiking harney peak for... More 

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bhaerial, Owner at Black Hills Aerial Adventures, responded to this review

Thank you for your thoughts and concerns. We strive to "fly neighborly" and minimize impacts on the enviornment. Our flights often provide the only means by which the elderly, infirm and handicapped can enjoy the beauty of our Black Hills. More 

Belton, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

My wife and I got to take a flight in a Robinson R44 over Mount Rushmore with pilot Mike. The flight was superb and we got really good views of Rushmore and Keystone. Mike, the pilot, gave us information about Rushmore that we had never learned before. All in all it was a great tour and we would recommend it... More 

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England, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We spotted this opportunity as we were driving to visit the visitor centre at Mount Rushmore and decided to splash out on a helicopter trip instead. So glad we did. The staff at reception were lovely and very helpful. We took the special offer and had the pleasure of seeing Mount Rushmore and the nearby by Crazy Horse monuments along... More 

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Gatlinburg, Tennessee
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Our pilot was very talented. Not a rough patch in the air! His name was Taylor. I would love to fly with these guys again!! I did Custer State Park, Crazy Horse , and Mt Rushmore. We saw all these great attractions in one flight!!!

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