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Black Hills Aerial Adventures

24564 US Hwy 16/385, Custer, SD 57730
605.673.2163.
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Ranked #4 of 11 Activities in Custer
Type: Trams, Adventure
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Type: Trams, Adventure
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Shady Cove, Oregon
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

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
20 helpful votes 20 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014 via mobile

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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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

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
35 helpful votes 35 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
14 helpful votes 14 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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Glasgow, Montana
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Pulled in at the last second to take a look. We had 2 children with us and didn't want to overly spend so we opted for the $49.00 special. It was so worth it. My boys actually got to go up twice because of the limited space. Dad flew first, I flew second. They've talked about the ride all day.... More 

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